Good series on T.V. about two brothers, who are showing people how to barter and trade up for different items..
This is common in many parts of the world.. Prices are not necessarily set and people negotiate for things they need.
Americans are conditioned to seeing a price tag, go too the register and just pay.
Lot of businesses are giving Veterans discounts now.. Hotels, car rentals, Lowes, etc.. You have to ask..
I have a Vet friend that will haggle for an hour, to save 10 cents on a damn hamburger.. Think it really already has begun "Not feeding the beast" cash is tight out there.
Personally, while I do shop for good prices, I hate to haggle.. Ah just give me the damn thing.. But.. Unless they get to crazy with a price that is.
Recent bilge pump need for my small boat.. $379 and $17 each for 3 spark plugs. I laughed my way out of the place.
Computer same pump, $96 delivered.. $17 plus tax for a stinking spark plug, I almost choked the guy and I have known them for years..