Secrets to Successful Haggling

The keys to negotiating a better price are knowing when, where and how to ask.

I used to be afraid to haggle. I didn't want to insult anyone by asking for a lower price. And I was afraid that if I did ask, I would get shot down and end up feeling foolish. I think what really held me back from haggling, though, was my belief that I would be perceived as a cheapskate.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.