Here are 5 tips to help you along the way!

Not everyone is born to negotiate . . . in fact, a lot of people HATE IT.  But you can save SERIOUS money if you give it a try. 

1.  Convince the person that a discount now will lead to more business later.  So if you want a discount on a refrigerator, let the person know you'll come back for an oven.  You'll be more likely to get the discount, and it's not like you're lying:  You really WOULD be more likely to come back if you got a discount.

2.  Don't be intimidated by a person's title.  People like doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, and other professionals don't have their prices set in stone.

3.  REALLY be willing to walk away.  If you don't get the deal you want, you should be willing to walk away.  You can always get what you're looking for somewhere else.

4.  Pick a fair price.  Do your research beforehand and decide on the price you think is fair.  If you try to get TOO much of a discount, you won't get it.  But if you're reasonable and you have information on your side, that's an advantage.

5.  See if you can make a deal with cash.  When you pay with a credit card, the business pays a fee to the credit card company.  If you pay with cash, there's no fee . . . so you can use that to help the business justify a discount.

Casey Tate is a true Georgia native, hailing all the way from Calhoun where he was born and raised. He graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2008 where he majored in Mass Communications. He started his radio career working right here at Star94 where he worked his way up starting from intern, to street team member, to morning show producer for Star94 Mornings every weekday 5:30am-9:am. Casey is also the overnight DJ from 2am-5:30am.

Casey’s hobbies include sleeping, cooking, and going home to see his niece Emily and two nephews Spencer and Easton. You can also catch him during any time of the day watching The Real Housewives of ANY City, and being OBSESSED with Big Brother (No, Seriously).