Negotiating with online stores for better prices?
Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:36 PM
Anyone had any luck with negotiating Is it worth a shot?
Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:42 PM
You still have 8 months are you sure you are going to need 50? Is there a chance you may come up short w/ 50? Alot can happen in 8 months. 3 months ago we were expecting 48 people and now it's only 35 of us and 3 are babies, so 32 adults. If i had ordered 48 towels at $10 each and now only 35 of us, i could have saved $130 + shipping
Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:52 PM
Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:22 PM
As for asking for discounts/bargains/deals, I say it never hurts to ask. In fact, with the way the economy is these days you would be surprised how many vendors are actually willing to cut down or discount things just to get the sale.
Off the top of my head I can remember getting the following discounts just by sending a simple email (I've gotten more deals but these are the most recent ones I can remember):
1) Wedding website (weddingwindow.com), asked if they had any coupons or promotional codes -- a rep sent me a code for $10 off
2) My wedding dress, found it cheaper online so I asked several local stores if they could price match or offer me a better deal. One shop dropped it $400 to match the price exactly, the other discounted it $40 more than the website and offered me a huge discount on alterations.
3) Wedding decor website -- asked their customer service rep if they offered any discounts since I was ordering things in bulk (even though the total was only about $42) and they gladly said they'd knock of 10%
4) Oops and how can I forget!! My 2 photographers, the best deal of all -- an email to her (by referral) asking if she'd do my wedding for costs of travel/lodging only in exchange for 3 days coverage and all edited images on high resolution DVD. And she said yes!!! She also threw in a discounted local engagement session, and a free slideshow to music
$10 a towel at 50 is $500 -- for me that's a big costs, but well worth it for embroidered towels which I'm sure will turn out fabulous! But given you are spending so much, even a 10% discount on that would safe you $50, heck a 5% would be good too -- so I say go for it! It never hurts to ask in my opinion
Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:23 PM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:25 PM
PS...I asked about any discounts and unfortunately no was the answer, but I'll try with my other purchases.
Thanks everyone and happy OOT bag stuffing!
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