Connie: You speak McQuillanese. Ask the store owner the price of this vase.
Ivan: All right. He says it’s $60.
Connie: That’s actually a great price, but let’s see if I can talk him down a little. You should never accept the starting price and the prices in these stores are all negotiable. Ask him what his rock bottom price is for the vase.
Ivan: He said that he’ll take $50, but not one penny less.
Connie: The vase is really a steal at $50, but maybe he’s still willing to bargain. Tell him that I won’t pay a penny more than $40.
Ivan: I told him and he says that at that price, he’d be giving it away. I don’t think he’s going to budge. I think you should just buy it. He doesn’t look like he’s willing to haggle with you.
Connie: Don’t be impatient. Good things come to those who wait. Tell him that I’m ready to walk away if he doesn’t take $42 for it. Hey, where’s he going?
Ivan: He says that he’s walking away because he doesn’t sell to cheap Americans.
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