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Posted: 28 November 2011 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A funny incident last week.  My stepson and his girlfriend invited me for Thanksgiving dinner.  I volunteered making stuffing, but, since I knew she liked Hot & Sour soup, I decided to buy some to bring.  I called three local Chinese restaurants and got prices between $9.50 & $12.00/qt.  On Wednesday I saw a Chinese buffet on my way home so I stopped and brought in the qt. container.

“How much for a quart of H&S soup?” 
The young waitress looked at the container, picked up a 6-8 oz one and said, “This is $1.50 so, $2.50.” 
“For a quart??”
“Yes.” 
“No.”
“OK. $2.00”. 
“No, $7.00”. 
“Um, no, only $2.50.” 
“Uh uh. $7.00.” 
“Well, $3.00.” 
“No, $6.50.” 
“Maybe $3.50, no more.”
“$6.00, no less.”
“How about $4.00?” 
“How about $5.50?”
“No, should be $4.50.”
“The minimum I’ll pay is $5.00, no lower.”
“Well. . ., OK.” 

Now, that’s the way negotiations should go.  smile

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Posted: 28 November 2011 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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lol.. remind me not to bring you along the next time i go to buy a car

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Posted: 29 November 2011 04:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Occam. - 28 November 2011 07:31 PM

A funny incident last week.  My stepson and his girlfriend invited me for Thanksgiving dinner.  I volunteered making stuffing, but, since I knew she liked Hot & Sour soup, I decided to buy some to bring.  I called three local Chinese restaurants and got prices between $9.50 & $12.00/qt.  On Wednesday I saw a Chinese buffet on my way home so I stopped and brought in the qt. container.

“How much for a quart of H&S soup?” 
The young waitress looked at the container, picked up a 6-8 oz one and said, “This is $1.50 so, $2.50.” 
“For a quart??”
“Yes.” 
“No.”
“OK. $2.00”. 
“No, $7.00”. 
“Um, no, only $2.50.” 
“Uh uh. $7.00.” 
“Well, $3.00.” 
“No, $6.50.” 
“Maybe $3.50, no more.”
“$6.00, no less.”
“How about $4.00?” 
“How about $5.50?”
“No, should be $4.50.”
“The minimum I’ll pay is $5.00, no lower.”
“Well. . ., OK.” 

Now, that’s the way negotiations should go.  smile

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Posted: 29 November 2011 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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LOL. Dude, you made that waitress very happy. She will spend the rest of her life telling the story about the crazy guy that came in and bargained his way to paying double for the soup.  LOL

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Posted: 29 November 2011 06:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’d like to know if they have raised the price since your “negotiation.”

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