Several months ago I was in the market for a mixer. I had my eyes set on a nice KitchenAid mixer because I knew I would be making pizza dough and wanted something that could handle it. Now, I’m a frugal guy but let there be no confusion, I will still buy nice things. I have no problem buying top-of-the-line items as long as I know I’m getting a good deal. This was the case when I found a great deal on a nice mixer and knew it was time to buy.
For my first official blog post I thought I would start with something small to show that a good deal is a good deal no matter the savings. Many people place negotiations way outside of their comfort zone. It’s not easy to break from the norm and realize that you can get things cheaper just by asking, but this type of behavior is not what we’ve been conditioned to. Negotiating is a learned skill that we can nurture and grow like many other things we do in life and to excel at it you must practice without fear of rejection. So how do we break out of this comfort zone and into some serious deal-making territory? Simple. You start small.