Did you know that the first store in America to charge fixed prices
was John Wanamaker in Philadelphia, and this was only around 1850 or
1870 (I forget which.) Until then, everything was subject to
bargaining all the time.
I'm only good at it if I really don't want the thing. And mostly at
This reminds me of a story. A man comes to a grocery or a fruit
stand and asks, How much for tomatoes?
The owner says, Two dollars a pound.
The customer says, The store down the street is charging a dollar
fifty a pound.
So buy them down the street, the owner says.
"He's out of them."
The owner says "When I'm out of them, I charge a dollar a pound."
sign up and give them your *new* ;-) address and they will send you 10%
coupon in the mail. Lowes probably does the same thing. You could
also fill out a change of address form at the post office and magically
tons of deals will start pouring in.
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