Take Your Time - make others invest their time with the sale

When it comes to a large purchase, take your time as this requires the seller to invest time in you. This is time that they won't want to let go to waste, so every minute they spend with you represents that much more in your favor when it comes time to close the deal.

This is of vital importance. You need to spend enough time with the seller so that he or she feels it would be foolish to let you go without a sale. In other words, it would be foolish to have wasted all of the time they spent with you.

If you blast in and say you want to buy something, they will reach for the order form with one hand and your check with the other. Make the investment of time and energy a mutual activity between you and the seller.

It is only fair. If you are going to invest a lot of money, they should invest a lot of time to explain the product and its benefits to you. Generally, more time spent will equate to a better bargaining position when it comes time to make an offer on the product.

Take your time. Have no sense of urgency. After all, you need time to think when you make a large purchase. The seller is the one that should have a sense of urgency to sell to you.

The more time you make them invest in the sale, the greater their sense of urgency will be. And, that is very much in your favor.

Just imagine that you're the sales person and someone pops their head in the door or calls you on the phone and makes you a less than attractive offer for your product. You have nothing ventured in this potential sale, so you likely won't care whether you make any gains either.

Think about it.

Done with Take Your Time, back to Frugal Shopping

There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.