I was in the market for some Audio Visual equipment (speakers, receiver etc) and looked around for a reliable decently priced seller. Surprisingly, I found Bestbuy to be the most reasonably priced seller. Anyway, so I went to a Bestbuy and spoke to the salesperson there and he offered me a discount (about 5%) on the speakers and about 10% on some of the other items. I wanted to check the equipment out and went a couple more times (takes a while to decide on speakers..). The third time time, I was offered about 9% off on the speakers. I thought that was a nice since the some of the items I was interested in (speakers) rarely come on sale. Anyway, I had to pick a game for my child (also on sale) so I stopped by a different Bestbuy on a different day. I stopped by the AV equipment area again and I was surprised to when they offered me about 15% off the speakers but not much on the other items ( < 5%). I didn't realize that the pricing could be different among different BestBuys. Anyway, since I had spent time with the original store, I went back and asked if they would match the other store's price (I "forgot" to mention to them that the discount on the rest of the items at the second store was less than what this store was offering
). And surprise, the original store matched the lower price on the speakers and the lower prices they had quoted on the rest of the items and some more, because amazon had lowered their prices on some items!
So, I guess it helps to negotiate even at a store like BestBuy and to shop around different stores of the same seller...
Needless to say, I am a happy camper!
My Thanksgiving shopping is now done! (well, almost