Vintage Violet

April 1, 2008

The art of bargain

Filed under: Discussion — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 4:42 pm
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I am horrible at bargaining. Usually I only bother purchasing things that are already priced right and wouldn’t dare question a pricing for fear of rejection.

In fact, I would venture to say the only time I ever bargain is when an item is not priced, I ask, the price is too high, so I silently put the item back. Usually vendors see this as me playing “hard to get” with their merchandise and quickly work something out.

While my accidental method may work sometimes, I really want to learn the art of bargaining from a professional.

Anyone have tips are methods to having a person lower his or her price of merchandise?

How to Bargain and Haggle Your way to Great Deals at Consignment Stores: Here is an article about bargaining by Christa Weil, author of Secondhand Chic. I am trying to contact her for a Q&A, but there is something funky going on with her website. Ms. Weil if you read this and are interested please contact me.


A day in Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, NYC

Filed under: Events — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 1:49 pm
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I currently visited Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market on W 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue in New York City.

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