15 costs you shouldn't accept without putting up a fight


Haggling bargaining at a market

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It can't hurt to ask.

You'd be surprised at how many times you can drive the price down with a bit of tactful negotiating.


And, the success rate is shockingly high: 89% of people who have haggled were rewarded at least once, the Consumer Reports National Research Center found.

However, too many of us simply refuse to ask for a better deal - from 2010-2013, only 48% of people actually tried to bargain, that same survey found.

It can never hurt to ask, especially with these 15 costs: