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Tasks / Haggling

In this modern world you seldom get the chance for a decent bit of haggling. Rebel! Seize the chance to re-introduce the concept to market forces.

Go to a chain store, choose an item, find an assistant, start haggling. Failed efforts, in particular, should be great efforts.

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25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: EquivalenZ
Created by Brand

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posted by Dopey on January 17th, 2009 2:53 PM

I'll do this task extra hard for 50 points.

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posted by Brand on January 18th, 2009 8:09 AM

Yeay! My first task approved!

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posted by teucer on January 18th, 2009 8:58 AM

It's a good task.

Might I suggest the use of alternative currencies as a way to force them to use non-listed prices?

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posted by Brand on January 20th, 2009 4:53 AM

Actually this is kind of 'in memoria' in Britain the chainstore 'Woolworths' has recently gone bust and a number of years ago I 'invented' the activity- 'Haggling in Woolworths' as a way to pass the time on days off when broke (working as a sports instructor meant that I spent most of my 2 days off each month broke...).

The idea was to find a clearly priced item, find a young spotty assistant and ask how much said item cost. This would normally result in a puzzled reply as the quoted the clearly visible price. You then say 'Ill give you ....'

Just once did they budge on price but on finding out I was broke and did not actually want said item they got rather cross so I had to leave in a hurry...

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:22 PM

idiotic for Africa.

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posted by Myke Flaherty on June 1st, 2009 11:08 AM

I do this all the time anyway..."Hey grocery jerk, I'll give you 3 wooden nickel for that there rotisserie chicken"

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posted by Id√łntity matrix on June 20th, 2011 6:32 PM

In this part of the country we have Dollar Tree stores where everything is a dollar. It is always fun to ask the clerk "How much is this, oh, well how much is this, I see, what about this?" Whenever they have thoroughly explained that everything is a dollar, buy a piece of candy or one of the other small items up front that are 2 or 3 for a dollar but don't say a word.


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