Yes you can haggle on the high street!

12 October 2012

There is good news for shoppers, as new research has shown that haggling at your favourite high street chain can work - with some shops giving discounts to four in five people who ask for a better price.

You are most likely to receive discounts on big-ticket items such as furniture, electricals, cars and equipment, according to the research by

B&Q, Currys and PC World topped the list as the best places to haggle, with 78% of customers gaining a discount when they asked in stores.

Even John Lewis, and supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's had a success rate of over 50% when shoppers tried to haggle.

Shoppers in Boots stores reported the most failures when trying to haggle, with only 21% gaining any discounts. Apple stores came a close second, with hagglers reporting a 72% failure rate. Still, it means that 28% got a better price on their tech gear.

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