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Share your negotiation success story

Maryann ·
I've found that one key to financial freedom is just being comfortable making an ask. With that said, does anyone have a successful negotiation story to share Whether you negotiated a major purchase, salary, rent, or a bill, I'd love to hear about it! What did you negotiate? How did you go about the negotiation? And if you haven't negotiated successfully, I'd still love to hear about a time when you tried and what you learned from it. Hoping these success (or learning) stories will help us...
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Brigat ·
What an interesting question! Negotiating is not my strength either, but I actually tried to negotiate a salary one time. I didn't achieve the result I wanted, but I was so very proud of myself for trying. My sister on the other hand, could give lessons on the fine art of salary negotiations! 😀
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KellyFromKeene ·
Oh, this is not my strength. I'd love to hear some 'real world' stories about how it worked for people.
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mintjulep ·
I think we all have small negotiations that are eligible for bragging rights, we just may not realize it. Anytime you've been dissatisfied with a product or service, speaking out to correct the problem often results in a negotiation win for ourselves. Even if your desired result falls short, pointing out the issue is usually better than acceptance. I check my store receipts before leaving a store and often (especially at grocery stores) find errors where sale items were not rung up...
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Geo ·
Last time my wife and I bought a car, we first got one that had overheating issues within a week. Luckily, the dealership had a good return policy, but one that left us on the hook for the taxes paid on the first car. Well, we picked out a better car, the salesman gave our paperwork to the finance guy (mind you, we were paying cash, but the finance guy still crunches the numbers). We waited in the cafe for him to come out with our "deal." I was not happy. I told him nicely that it wasn't...
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