Where is it fair to haggle?

Where is it fair to haggle?

Haggling’s a key tool in any MoneySaver’s arsenal – after all even a price tag is only an indicative mark – it’s not legally binding. Many succeed in haggling prices down from Sky to Tesco, the AA to John Lewis. Yet is haggling acceptable everywhere?

Please vote in ALL the categories below on IS IT FAIR TO HAGGLE?

Important: This isn’t about whether you do it, but whether you think it fair for anyone to.


Results

Broadband / mobile / digital TV at renewal (3651 votes)
Haggle away 3400 votes (93%)
Only if overpriced 205 votes (6%)
Never 46 votes (1%)
Car boot / jumble sale (not for charity) (3621 votes)
Haggle away 2987 votes (82%)
Only if overpriced 564 votes (16%)
Never 70 votes (2%)
Chain restaurant (3526 votes)
Haggle away 651 votes (18%)
Only if overpriced 1004 votes (28%)
Never 1871 votes (53%)
Charity shop (3559 votes)
Haggle away 407 votes (11%)
Only if overpriced 951 votes (27%)
Never 2201 votes (62%)
High st chain-store (3517 votes)
Haggle away 1054 votes (30%)
Only if overpriced 1013 votes (29%)
Never 1450 votes (41%)
Home services, eg, baby-sitter, gardener, cleaner (3571 votes)
Haggle away 1197 votes (34%)
Only if overpriced 1663 votes (47%)
Never 711 votes (20%)
Local restaurant (3502 votes)
Haggle away 410 votes (12%)
Only if overpriced 1177 votes (34%)
Never 1915 votes (55%)
Market stall seller (3577 votes)
Haggle away 2068 votes (58%)
Only if overpriced 1127 votes (32%)
Never 382 votes (11%)
National Trust / English Heritage place etc (3511 votes)
Haggle away 482 votes (14%)
Only if overpriced 639 votes (18%)
Never 2390 votes (68%)
One-off independent local store (3518 votes)
Haggle away 618 votes (18%)
Only if overpriced 1325 votes (38%)
Never 1575 votes (45%)
Paying for a taxi (3556 votes)
Haggle away 880 votes (25%)
Only if overpriced 1525 votes (43%)
Never 1151 votes (32%)
Pound shop (3515 votes)
Haggle away 294 votes (8%)
Only if overpriced 365 votes (10%)
Never 2856 votes (81%)
Pub/bar (3514 votes)
Haggle away 348 votes (10%)
Only if overpriced 761 votes (22%)
Never 2405 votes (68%)

           3,688 people have voted.

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