One of my favorite activities is haggling over my phone bill. Whenever I spy an extra charge…I tell myself, “I am not paying that!”
I haggled $40 off my phone bill last month. Granted their math was WAY off, but I always use the same technique.
Listen and learn, ladies!
I scrupulously review the bill and then call up the phone company seeming completely confused.
In my confused state, I ask the phone company rep, “how could my bill be so much??”
The phone company rep scrupulously reviews the bill with me over the phone, and comes to the same conclusion I did, “Oh, you don’t have to pay that!”
It’s all about making the rep feel like she came to this conclusion herself, yet we really know who led her there!
Haggler for life!
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)