Everything is negotiable.

Rumor has it that God wanted 15 commandments but Moses negotiated down to 10.

 

The fact is, sellers want to sell high and buyers want to buy low. The space in the middle is where negotiation happens.

CraigsList is filled with items priced at levels that most sellers know they won’t receive. Negotiation is not just allowed, it is practically expected.

You can find the same negotiation expectations throughout our culture. It is expected when you’re buying a car or buying a house. It is definitely expected when you’re shopping for used merchandise.

Even supposed “haggle-free” prices are negotiable (yes, I scored another $2,000 from Carmax just by asking).