" BOSTON (CBS) – Getting the best deal on a major purchase can be as easy as just asking a store to match a competitor’s lower price.
With four children, Maria Smith isn’t shy about asking for a store to match a better price. “Every little bit helps. Just this week, I bought a toy and saved $3. It’s not a lot, but it bought my coffee that day.”
So how hard is it to get a lower price? Here are the results of a recent informal survey.
One major chain was offering an electric screwdriver for $99. A price matching app found an online retailer offering it for $95.
The store’s policy states that it doesn’t match online retailers, but when asked directly if they would, they quickly took $5 off to make the sale "
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