Friday, January 27, 2012


Many people don't bargain shop because they have never been taught how to. Now that I know the tactics salesmen try to pull of people, I can use the tactics that Dave taught us to negotiate. One of them that I know I will not be able to try is shut up. It would be hard for me not to talk in a negotiation. I will always try to keep a "win-win" situation in my mind so it could benefit my chances of getting a deal.
I also learned the power of cash. Cash is visual, emotional, and immediate. If you use the power of cash in negotiating, you will higher your chances of getting the deal you want. This is because when a salesman, or an individual who is selling something to you,  sees the money they will want it then and they will get it then if they okay your offer. Verses someone using a credit card.

Friday, January 20, 2012


This week we learned about bargain shopping and how to do that. I am not really a negotiator, I am defiantly the type of person that will pay exactly what the ticket price is. Even if it the setting is something like a garage sale. Dave's stories of bargaining have helped in case I ever feel confident enough in the future to negotiate a price on something.

We watched many videos on extreme coupon people, and I have always wanted to do that. I hope when I am older that I will be able to do that, it seems like it would be so fun, and obviously exciting. I really liked the video of that one girl who opens her garage and everything that she gets for super cheap to friends, family, and her church.

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6, 2011

We looked at a couple of sites for credit reports. A person should check their credit report annually. Some credit reports online make you think that you will be getting it for free but you are really not. Then you find out that you owe about 2 dollars, and if you don't disable it within a certain amount of time then you have to pay about 17$ a month for this subscription. This is all explained in the small print, the part that most people do not even read. Some credit reports are not necessarily free, and I have learned to really know how to look out for that.