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Old 10-13-2019, 07:49 AM
figgyx figgyx is offline
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Woman arrives at the hotel at 245am and inquires about a room with two beds. Now these rooms are selling for 99 and I quote her 89. She tells me she was looking on line and found a rate of 70. I let her know she would have to book it online then - and I tell her that since it is after midnight the 3rd party sites will book her a room for the next day. (and really - the 70 was probably a quote for Sunday anyway)

We go round and round - she keeps asking if that is the cheapest. I relent a little and change the rate to 79 (my lowest) and she keeps up with asking if I can do any better.

She asks if I can go cheaper since it is so late and I counter that she chose to arrive this late. Finally, she agrees.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:38 AM
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Your mistake was yielding to her persistence. She bullied you into an extra discount when you already had given her one.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:21 PM
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"Certainly there's a cheaper option ... your car."
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:14 AM
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The way to beat hagglers like that is to raise your price. "$109." "You said $89!" "Now it's $119."
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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Up the price with every go 'round past the second. When they twig that this stupidity is going to cost them, they'll be happy to go back to the original price.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:07 PM
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"Is that the cheapest?"

No, dear lady, The cheapest would be YOU
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