(Closed) Help neede negotiating a price at store

posted 9 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 3
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    pay HARD CASH.  That is the best way to negotiate.  Start rolling out 50s or 100s.  And say I’ll pay XX amount.  They’ll look at you all shocked and go call a manager over.  Ask for At least 25% off.  Then if you are still interested, negotiate or walk away.

    Post # 5
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    For me, showing a “meh” attitude seemed to work. I knew which dress I would buy, but didn’t tell the saleslady (and according to mom, had a good poker face going too!). So saleslady finally said “well, I could give you a 10% discount….” And I said “hmmm, I don’t know. Is that the BEST you could do for me?”, she consults manager, comes back and gave me either 20% or 25% off (can’t remember exactly), and a $50 coupon for accessories.

    I don’t know if that was a great deal, but it saved me almost $200!

    This was at a boutique though, not a place like Macys. Very pretty dresses, btw!!!!

    Post # 6
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I found a gown in a shop in Minneapolis, but when I visited my family in Cincinnati I found the same gown in a boutique for $500 more. I was shocked, and I kind of blurted out “OMG I found this in Minneapolis for $750!” The saleswoman  left to see what she could do, came back and said she could match the price. If you let them know you are truly interested and ready to buy a boutique will work with you.


    I would be surprised if Macy’s would be able to offer a 10% discount, simply because I used to work there and prices were never negotiable. I can only think of two scenarios:1) They have some kind of coupon they can use or 2) They are going to try to get you to sign up for a Macy’s credit card. This is a big deal for Macy’s employees and I’m sure the Bridal dept. uses this all the time to lure in sales.


    Also, Minnesota doesn’t have sales tax on clothing, so try calling some stores in Minneapolis or St Paul and see if they will let you order over the phone. You can save a ton that way!



    Post # 7
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    Shop around for the dress at other salons. Some stores will make you actually come in to try the dress on, others will tell you over the phone what their price is. Let Macy’s know that you want to buy the dress from them, but they are going to have to give you a competitive price based on the pirces you found at other stores. They probably wont want to lose your business to they will give you a lower price. If not, go elsewhere.

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