The Power of Bargaining

Assalamualaikum wbt.

Known for my sharp tongue with annoying guys (Being the only girl in the family, i am actually quite puzzled how fragile girls can be, thus, i’d rather cherish patience with unacceptable girls), i am actually quite hesitant (really not good at) when it came to “economics fight” or should i say “finance clash”, as in bargaining…

Sometimes i am quite mystified, ilmu tawar-menawar ni ada dalam silibus KH apa? because mak (mengajar KH 24 tahun) is just superb at it and she won’t quit till she wins. Saya percaya golongan mak-mak yang lain juga. She couldn’t amaze me more after she complained to the owner of sebuah pasar raya berhampiran rumah gara-gara tidak menyerahkan resit kepada pengguna semasa transaksi. (Konsumerisme, Bab 13, Tingkatan 3). Kuikui.

There are no  victory at bargain basement prices. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Too bad mak, it ain’t inherited. Or maybe we got abah’s genes.

Hitherto, all of us in my siblings are hopeless at bargaining. Nurhanis Syazni, Zulhanif Syazri and Zulhafiz Syazmi. Kami pemalu-pemalu orangnya. 😉

But just now i tried. And the outcome was amazingly dazzling.

Minggu lepas, kedai A.

“Aik, apsal mahal sgt plastic cover e65 ni. 20 hinggit. ish tanakla,”. -bisik hatiku. padahal belum tanya tuan kedai lagipun-

Tadi, kedai B.

“Eh, 10 ringgit ek auntie? Ni bukan plastic kan? Keras punya kan?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….(erm cuba ko tawar anis)………………………………….err………………..eherm-eherm berdehem…………..herm……………………….*pandang atas*……….*pandang depan balik*………………..auntie, takda discount?”

“Okay, la i bagi u 7 ringgit. Chi lingcit”

(Hah! with a 3 words sentence, the price dropped 30%. Sebab tu Tuhan suruh berusaha cik Anis oi.)

Thought this one is brilliant: To sell something, tell a woman it’s a bargain; tell a man it’s deductible.
Earl Wilson

 “Learn to be not hesitant, take a turn and be certain.”

Existence is a strange bargain.

Life owes us little; we owe it everything.

 The only true happiness comes from

squandering ourselves for a purpose.

William Cowper

 

WALLAHU’ALAM

oh, saya ada terbaca, suatu lagi perspektif tentang 786

786 juga punya ‘punca’ nya sendiri dalam perniagaan India Muslim.

Kalau RM7 modal, jual RM8, pusing balik modal RM6.

Not bad, menarik.

 

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