There’s a guy that wants to know how to learn how to negotiate. His friend, a professional buyer, explains to him that all he needs to do is to offer half of what he’s asked for when buying anything. Armed with this new skill, he goes off to buy himself a suit.
“That will be $200 sir” says the tailor. Our negotiator responds with an offer of $100.
“You drive a hard bargain” the tailor replies “but as I like you, you can take the suit for $100”
Our negotiator fixes the tailor with a stare. “$50” he snaps.
Realizing what’s going on and keen to serve other customers, the exasperated tailor gives the suit away. “Take it. It’s free. Just get out of here”
Negotiator: “I’ll have two” continue reading…