Post # 1
We went and looked for FI’s ring a couple weeks ago.We have a “family jeweler” that my mom, step dad go. Step bro got his wedding rings there, we got mine there.
He found a couple he liked, so we left with the two in mind. He decided on one, so that’s great. BUT I’m a little nervous about going in there to purchase it. I wasn’t involved with that part when we got my rings. And I want to go in and just take care of his ring without him since that’s my gift to him. And thats what we did for mine.
So anyone have tips on negotiating price with a family jeweler?? It’d be easier for me if we didn’t use them for other stuff. Should I take my parents?? haha seems silly being 27, but if it’ll save me something…??
Post # 3
Oh no, I wish you’d gotten some responses! I was just going to post this same thing…how exactly do you negotiate at jewelers? I mean, when they say the price is X, do I just say “Well, I’m willing to pay Y?” or “Can you come down at all?” I’m afraid they’ll look at me like I have 3 heads!
Post # 4
We go through a family jeweler also and its been our experience that they try to give us the best price possible. And they do come down significantly when we’ve compared the price they give us to the tags kept discreetly (which for normal customers they take off before showing them closer) on the jewelry. Do you trust that they will do the same?
Post # 5
Wow, I didn’t know you could negotiate price on jewlery. I’m sure that if your family are regulars there, he’ll give you a family/friends discount or something like that. It’s not rediculous for you to bring your parents if that makes you more comfortable. My SO is horrible at “haggling” or whatnot that I am always the one to do it.