Personal Business Relationship - it works well
Building a personal business relationship will always work in your favor.
If you're going to strike a good deal, it helps to know the seller, and let them get to know you.
This is especially helpful if you are going to make inquiries or negotiate prices over the phone. If they don’t know you, they won’t be nearly as willing to talk with you over the phone. They will want you in their shop before talking about those sticky details like pricing.
Besides, you can’t expect personal service and a friendly atmosphere if you haven’t had time to get to know the person. How long have they been in the business? Do they own these same things that you are interested in? If you have trouble with the item, will they be handling you personally?
You get the idea.
Here are two key points to remember:
People do business with people they know - even if the business relationship isn't exactly what they would like it to be.
People prefer to do business with people they like. That should be obvious. It adds to the pleasure of life.
So, it makes perfect sense to be a person that is known and liked.
But, don't give away too much information about your interests and enthusiasm. It can work against you.
Done with Personal Business Relationship, back to Frugal Shopping