Haggling. It’s a lost art form that’s only really been rehashed by sites like Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree, where people offer you 80% less than what you’re asking in some kind of desperate attempt to rip you off. Those offers are then ignored or replied to with expletive-laden messages. That isn’t really considered haggling per se, so we can firmly say that the true art of haggling is something that most people are out of touch with.
You may have successfully haggled with people on those sites, scoring yourself $50 off here and there and celebrating the small wins. But what about when we’re talking bigger business – negotiating with a car dealer, for example. If you’re not experienced in haggling, it can be a darned daunting task.