June moves into the home stretch! And onward we push through those thirty posts nearing the end of what I’ve been writing every year this month. For the fifth year in a row I’m back to a month of daily blogging: each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be about something that I want:
To Understand… Negotiation Tactics
We’ve been vehicle shopping. In fact, earlier this evening we went out for a couple hours and took our top contender out for a 45 minute spin through the city streets and pretty much settled (I think) on the choice. But, unlike every other purchase we make on day-to-day basis where you simply pick something from a shelf, webpage, display rack, catalog or colourful bin of some sort, vehicles still fall into that odd and shrinking little category where you need to be a tactical negotiator to walk away from a purchase feeling like you we’re taken for a ride… just to get your new ride.
I can’t complain. The dude who helped us tonight seemed pretty good and there was no pressure to drop a big deposit or sign anything (other than a waiver for the test drive) and chances are we’ll go back and strike up a deal in the loomingly near future.
I feel like popular culture has instilled in my heart that there is some kind of bargaining effort I’m supposed to be making in that little glass-walled office, as if through the right combination of clever questions or nudging suggestions I’d walk away with the really good deal and not just the average joe deal.