The guide, which is entitled ‘Top 10 Tips – How to Bag a Bargain’, is available for download free of charge from the DiscountVouchers.co.uk website. It has been created by DiscountVouchers.co.uk in partnership with Pareto to teach shoppers tips for haggling when buying items.
Simon Terry, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says: “With the imminent VAT rise coming people need to stretch their budgets as far as possible, and our new guide can really help them in that regard.”
“Brits aren’t used to bargaining but they can quickly learn new skills and attitudes to help them save when they are shopping for items. Our guide will help them to stretch budgets further and by partnering with Pareto we can give people this handy guide for free.”
Pareto’s Top Tips feature –
* Do your research
Look around for the best deals on the web and elsewhere before you go to a shop, so that when you talk to a shop assistant you know your stuff should they try to force a higher price. Find out the recommended retail prices and look into alternative products and solutions. Also always check out alternative suppliers to be as well informed as you can.
* Negotiation isn’t just about price
Getting value for money does not just mean getting money off. When bargaining you should remember extra items can mean value too, not just money off. So you might end up with something you can use as a gift for someone.
* Don’t be pressured into accepting the deal
Shoppers are usually under pressure to make snap judgements and quick decisions about buying something, but it can be a mistake. Be aware of pressuring tactics and don’t let the salesperson make you pay a price which you are not comfortable with.