Thursday, February 3, 2011

Car Shopping

Ugh.....I hate car shopping!  I'm no good at it!  I'm not a haggler in fact when I was looking for a used double stroller I saw one in the paper and went to see it.  After determining it was a good one I asked the young lady how much she wanted for it.  She said, "$10 to $20.00." By which I immediately replied, "Will $20.00 be alright?"  I guess I didn't want to offend her..........anyway......who knows!  Of course I was only 20 at the time.  I wish I could say I've learned something since then but honestly.....nahhh

I think I've found a car to replace my poor tired little Nissan Sentra.  Now it is time to negotiate.  Unfortunately, Ron isn't any better at this than I am.  In fact he may be worse.   If I can get to the dealership on the ice I may try to see if  Snowmagedon 2011 has made them desperate to sell a car.  Never know! 


Betty said...

I'm terrible at it, too. There's no telling how much I could have saved over the years if I could just bring myself to say, "What's you lowest price?" Or, to offer less.

Story Connection - Our Memories Bring Us Together said...

At least you didn't demand that the woman take $25 for the stroller. I too am more afraid of offending people than paying too much.

kenju said...

The best time to buy (I've heard) is the last week of the month, when the salesmen are desperate to get a sale. YOu need my daughter with you. She's an ace at getting a good deal!

Arkansas Patti said...

I am like you. I pay full ticket price at a yard sale.
Think seriously about taking Judy's daughter.