We think we can’t do it, but we can.
The consumer pushes the economy in the U.S. What’s the number? 60 – 70% of the U.S. economy is driven directly from the consumer. That means we are in control, right?
Wrong! Corporate America thinks they have us right where they want us.
It’s time to put our focus where it should be. Begin to think of your purchases as if you were purchasing for a business. Put the retailer under pressure to give you better price.
If you begin to put pressure on the retailers where you purchase your normal purchases, you will find you can reduce your spending out of negotiation. However, if you really want to get ahead, you cannot just put pressure on the retailers. You have to take the “savings” and move that amount to actual savings.
So, what is the true power of negotiating or walking? What is the true power of taking normal purchases, negotiating them or taking your business to a new retailer where you will receive a discount and putting the savings in actual savings every single time you make a purchase?
You can negotiate with anyone, but you must be prepared to walk away. At the same time, the United States has enough sources for every variety of product. If you don’t want to purchase X here, you can get it over there or on-line.
A simple change in mind set can save you hundreds of dollars (and maybe thousands) each year.
Give it a try. Grab the thrill.
SAVE MORE THAN MONEY
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