Consumer help website MoneySavingExpert compiled a list of the top 10 major retailers where people are most likely to have successfully haggled
, after asking around 2,500 people about their experiences in negotiating a more favourable deal.
The items most people flirted or haggled
for a discount on were cars, holidays, TVs, houses and clothes.
Since I had no idea how low I should go, I haggled
for the lowest possible price: Dh700.
Only ten per cent said they haggled
on a regular basis.
Bannatyne says he even embarrassed his kids on holiday in Zambia when he haggled
for some cheap bracelets in a local bazaar just to get a few quid knocked off.
The bashful barterers could save pounds 1,585 each or a collective pounds 675 million if they haggled
on cars they plan to purchase, in the period up to February 2008, figures from Sainsbury's Bank showed.