Still have no voice today and when something comes out I could scare a child from what comes out so I just whisper it is safer for every one hee hee. Thank you for the wishing well comments as well as by email, all of you are so caring and it warms a girl's heart to feel that way. Thanks
Here are a few photos of my later bargains, you know what I like about bargains? Say you go shopping and you have $100. figuratively speaking. All you need to do is ask prices individually of each item you have your eyes set on. Then carefully add all of them and round the figure up say $15. So you want to start your bargaining by asking if they want to lower the price for you with a smile of course. Then, I usually make a smart comment like, a little too expensive for me, but thank you for your help. If they want to sell you, they will come after you, actually they grab my arm here and offer the calculator to me. That means make your offer. So I said $15 right? Well I go down to $7 first and they usually say oh no no no. After this offer they go back to $14. Then my turn to say too high too expensive but it's ok bye bye! The dealing at this point is over they either let you go, or they say OK OK OK before you are too far. But you leave at a slow pace but turn your back and don't look back while you pay attention to hear the price you want is accepted. Then turn around and pay. LOL. A lot of them have told me that I am a killer dealer LOL. I go down to 50-60-70% depending on what I am looking at. But all this time you are bargaining you are not letting on that you are wanting this piece more than any other object in the store. Because if they get an inkling of your interest you will pay full price. In most cases. But practice makes almost perfect buying.
Remember while dealing at markets, you are not asking for charity. Don't worry about going down to about 70% to start because if you are obviously not a local person, sometimes it shows more than others, like us here. You can surely and definitely know that they have boosted their local prices from 50% up to 80% that I have seen. So once you know that you want to pay the local price which is still profitable to them, not to worry.
So when I do this and pay for most of what I want a little less than half the price I am allowing myself to buy more if I see something else I want later on. So in the end you want more for your dollar. If you don't, and you do like my husband does, he asks and they give him the price he then rushes to pay for it so I don't try to bargain for it hee hee. But this is the basic of
bargaining I even bargain in the main stores here. My teacher is stunned when I tell her how much lower I get items sometimes. She loves to shop with me and watch me having fun while getting my savings.
Here are what I have saved on:
This is part of the complete collection of the new pen coming out of the market called TOUCH! This is half the collection if fits in two plastic containers like this one. (168 of them)
Those beads stole my heart when I saw them. This gal knows I am always looking for something different. Boy was she ever right. It is not only antique looking but also shimmering in a fun way. Beads extraordinaire I call them. They had a green, peach, pink, and copper. Colors I stick to like glue.
Who hasn't seen these fantastic pen touch with a ball in it what moves around when you mix it? I really love these to make golden borders to matted pieces on our cards or borders on those cute Spellbinders labels to add such elegant dimension. I like to add dots to my cards sometimes and the opaque white is excellent for it.
Storage box completely transparent less than a $1 a piece I got 8 of them. It is stackable and love the feel of them very light as well. You can see all of your pens in there even the number. So I was happy to get myself the last 8 they had in store. 4 pink and 4 white.
I found more giraffes stickers this time they were 3 inches high with some cute hearts. Cards for children are so fun to make when you can play with stickers and let them have some to play with. That little girl on the tin box holds little memory cards. Ideal when you want to learn different words in a different language. Spray bottles are also so practical to have for watercolor and dying your ribbons. Glue sticks are a must so I got 6 of the medium sized ones as I don't want them to dry too quickly. And lastly a tiny punch of a fern to be the size of the smallest flower punches we have, so I can have a leaf for them now. So fun!
That's all for today. Better get ready we are entertaining tonight, I have no voice oh dear! Quiet night here! I hope you enjoyed my assortment of bargains and there should be more to come soon. Have a fantastic weekend. Here it is the big Holiday called Fall Festival