The last few years of economic recession has opened our eyes to our vulnerability. Out of necessity we are saving every penny we can. Now open your mind to negotiating prices. Not just during small, local transactions, but with large "big box" vendors.
Is there a flaw on the product, but it is still usable for you? Ask the store manager to reduce the price for you. Many stores are now matching prices. Just bring in an ad or print out from the other store and most stores will match the price.
Ask your pharmacy if they match prices. Recently CVS matched Costco's price on a prescription for me. It saved me 2/3 off of their original price. CVS is much closer to my home and has a drive through, so I was thrilled to be able to get the lower price locally.
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So, let's start shopping like the Europeans, Latinos, Asians, Africans...well, like the rest of the world.