Hey! See you like that chair. It's only 35 dollars.
嘿!看來你很喜歡那張椅子。它只要 35 塊美金喔。
You spotted a one-of-a-kind must-have item, but you don't wanna pay full price. Looks like it's time to haggle.
I'm gonna get you, you f****** salesman.
Bad haggle. Don't be so aggressive. Remember, the salesman isn't your enemy, and haggling shouldn't be a competition. In a good haggle, both parties win, because they get a sale and you get what you want at a decent price.
What did you say?
Huh! No...nothing. I'll give you...16 cents.
Bad haggle. Your first offer should be lower than what you'd actually like to pay, but not ridiculously low. Shoot for two thirds of the original price, not less than half.
Ha-ha, I mean 20 dollars.
Oh! Well, uh, you know, I can't go quite that low, but...we can maybe do 30.
Hmm... Hmm... Hmm... Hmm....
嗯... 嗯... 嗯... 嗯...
Good haggle. Never immediately respond to an offer. No one likes an awkward silence, so thinking about an offer for a long time might cause the salesman to lower it even further.
This thing is a real eyesore and my boss wants it out of here, so...we probably do, like, 25 bucks.
這東西真的很礙眼，我老闆想把它清出去，所以...我們大概可以用像是 25 塊美金成交。
I'll even deliver it for free, and I'll throw in some stuff for you to get the smell out.
I'll take it!
Good haggle. Extras like free delivery can be just as valuable as money.
So, what did we learn? Try to work with the salesman. Make a low but still reasonable offer. Always pause and think before responding to an offer. And most important, price isn't always everything. There are many paths to getting a great deal.