Haggle and save hundreds with help from Which?We show you how to drive a hard bargain

09 April 2009

Bargaining is crucial if you want the best deal

Be sure to bargain for the best deal

More than eight in 10 people who've recently haggled got a good deal, a new Which? survey shows.

But our poll of Which? members also found that nearly three quarters hadn't haggled in the last year - mainly because they were too nervous, or thought that high street stores wouldn't lower prices.

Almost one in 10 even thought that haggling wasn't very British.

Ex-salesman shows how to haggle

A new  from Which? features tips from our haggling guru, Pete Tynan, who has saved hundreds of pounds by bargaining. The guide also features an ex-salesman who's worked at some of the UK's best-known stores. He reveals the tactics to get the best deals from shop staff.

Which? has found that you can get great discounts on everything from dishwashers and TVs to tents.

One Which? member, Sue Bushnell, from Devon, saved nearly £3,700 on a new kitchen. After researching and comparing prices online, she bagged discounts on kitchen appliances and also secured free delivery on a fridge freezer.

Pick your product

Jess Ross, editor of Which.co.uk, said: ‘It might not be a very British trait, but haggling could save you hundreds of pounds on the high street.

'Pick your product and then arm yourself with the best prices you can find online and in other shops – you may be surprised at how responsive the stores are.’

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