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Finances in 55 Seconds: Negotiate a Better Deal
Posted By Miranda On 06/13/2011 @ 12:06 pm In Personal Finance | 5 Comments
In many cases, it is important to get the best deal you can. Negotiating a lower rate  on your TV bill, or your Internet or phone bill, can be as easy as picking up the phone. Of course, chances are that it will take more than 55 seconds just to get to someone who can help you with your issue. The good news, though, is that it can take less than a minute to prepare yourself ahead of time. And, let’s be honest, it’s the prep time that is really important when it comes to negotiating a better deal.
Before you pick up the phone and make that call, figure out what you will say. Knowing what you want, and how to say it politely, is important in any negotiation. Here’s how to prepare to negotiate a better deal with your service provider in less than 55 seconds:
This is a great way to review your options, and figure out how you can save money on services. You can also use a similar technique in other negotiations  for services and products. Know what a reasonable price is for what you want, and know what you are willing to pay. We once negotiated a lower price by showing a competitor’s online price. The store was willing to match the price, in order to get our business. This saved us money on shipping, and got us a lower price in the bargain.
Some things to remember when you are negotiating, though, include:
What are your best tips for negotiation?
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