Store Policies - boooooooo!
Don’t let phony store policies get in your way of negotiating a great deal for yourself.
Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary defines policy as, " management, administration, or procedure based primarily on...material interest" and that begs the question, "Don't you have you own material interests?"
You do, and so you have your own policies too, just like the store. And, you can enforce them or make exceptions, just like the store.
If a shop has a certain way of doing business, such as "we talk pricing in person only", then you might have a consumer policy of your own, like "I only do business with establishments that I can communicate with on all matters over the phone."
This puts you on even footing with the seller and puts them on notice that you won’t be buffaloed. If you can’t live with the policies of the store, and they won’t make exceptions, you should let them know that your business is going elsewhere.
Unless of course they can make it well worth your while to work within their objectionable policies. Remember, you have the power because you have the money. That's concept #2 of the money game.
They know you have it and they want it, so they have to work with you to some degree. Don't let them call all the shots. I suggest you compromise by letting them call the little shots, and you call the big one.
Let me show you how I used bargaining tactics when buying a high priced item from someone with a phony store policies that were put in place to stack the deck in their favor.
Done with Store Policies, back to Frugal Shopping