Most people (in the United States anyway) are cowed by printed price tags. We see a number stuck on an item and just assume it is the price. But in more cases than people realize, a marked price can be taken as a negotiating position. Some people dislike dickering and choose to ignore this fact. Others (you know who you are) look at financial transactions as a form of sport.
Unfortunately, the Internet is a poor arena for one-on-one shopping combat. When you see a pair of pants you like on Macys.com, you can't ask the salesperson if … Read more