In Northern Ireland, 72% of people are hagglers
, while in Wales, two-thirds (66%) actively haggle.
The author takes us to many places on his journey to find the sources of white clay: to the hagglers
, neon lights, and noodle shops of Jingdezhen, the domes and spires of Dresden, Johann Friedrich Bottger's prison in Meissen, the hills of Cornwall, a Walmart in the Appalachians--and the porcelain factory of Dachau.
The authors, all business strategists, explain how to recognize, manage and neutralize the time wasters, hagglers
, distracters, and other saboteurs in your workplace and in your life.
Also, good hagglers
can use a tear or stains to ask for a lower price.
In the survey, online hagglers
in the market for electronics were successful 66 percent of the time.
Among the hagglers
, 46% said their provider dropped the price by as much as $50 per month, 31% got a new promotional rate and 29% received additional premium channels.
With no time to snooze, we headed off to see the village of Rabil and the island's capital, Sal Rei, where quality souvenirs can be found on the cheap for good hagglers
“With JBF, there's no sitting in the sun all day and dealing with hagglers
or setting up a personal exchange with a complete stranger.
Tour guides say you can get 20-30 per cent off, but seasoned hagglers
pay half or less.
Souks from Marrakesh to Cairo to the Muttrah, Oman, are of world renown for their colour, warren-like nature, the frenzy of the hagglers
, the smells, and the diversity of the shops and stalls.
Added to that, I had a Jewish merchant's inflection, a gimmicky shtick to deflect hagglers
. (At 7 years old, I could not be talked down in price on a Weber grill.) These influences, to be sure, laid the foundation of my accent, but the decorations of its baroque tendencies, the savvy of its enunciation, come from my extended time with Dezna.
Villalon concludes this chapter quoting Scotus' advice as to how the state should dispose of such people: "And Scotus calls these men hagglers
, blaspheming them, exhorting republics and their governors to expel and to banish them as they would an infernal pestilence.
If you don't like dealing with hagglers
grinding on you over price, list with eBay, but establish a minimum bid, especially if you don't have a proven track record.
Just 7% of hagglers
received a straight no from the retailer and 73% of people who asked for free items to be thrown in with a purchase were successful.
"With the world's most precious of ancient ruins, medieval souqs that hum incessantly with the banter of hagglers
, cities that pulsate with life day and night, and Islamic mosques and Byzantine churches so sublime and sacred that worshippers of all religious persuasions make pilgrimages to them - not to mention mountain forests thick with cedar, pine and eucalypt, sparkling Mediterranean bays, blazing desert moonscapes and luxuriant river plains - Syria and Lebanon are tailor-made to be tourism magnets."