(Closed) Is it ok to ask for an additional discount?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Should I ask for a discount on top of a discount?
    Go ahead, the worst they can say is 'no'! : (40 votes)
    98 %
    No, it would be rude if they are already giving you a discount! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other (please specifiy) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The worst thing that can happen is they say no! I would go for it, I know that many vendors will offer a discount of 10$ or more if you pay in cash…I would say 10% is reasonable, maybe low ball them a bit so you have negotiating room to work your way back up.


    Post # 4
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @truefrommetoyou:  How much is their original price? I don’t want to say 100 if its 1% or 50%

    Post # 5
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You can absolutely ask for an additional discount! I always ask for a bargain – I bargained  down my sandwich yesterday. I’ve also tried to bargain with a cashier at Marshalls, unsuccessfully. I’m shameless!

    Post # 7
    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Though I like the thought, I don’t entirely understand why they would offer a discount because you’re using a photographer who they’re friends with. If it’s any help, my catering discussion experience was that there are a lot of opportunities to discuss and adjust price as you talk through the various elements of things they’ll be doing. Not necessarily so much in terms of discounts, but in terms of what to plan to do to work within a particular budget.

    Post # 8
    46680 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You can always ask for a further discount. If you pay in full now, they will have the use of your money for 5 months.

    Post # 10
    532 posts
    Busy bee

    You can definitely ask for an additional discount. You can say something like, I really wanted to be at XX price, is there any way you can make that happen? Just have a number in mind before you go…. Worst they can say is no!

    Post # 12
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Before you sign the contract, ask somethng like “What can you do with the price if I pay in full, right here, right now?”  Paying up front is HUGE in the wedding business- no one ever pays in full in one fell swoop.  It might be worth their knocking off even another 5% to get that money right now.


    Post # 13
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I asked ALL my vendors so a discount if I paid cash.

    Post # 14
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No harm in asking, I would!

    Post # 15
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    There’s no harm in asking. We bargained down a living room set of furniture from $7,000 to $2,500 just by telling them we’d be paying in full right then and there. 

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