How low can you go? Americans are getting hip to haggling for discounts


Ask and you just might receive a lower price.

That's according to a Consumer Reports survey that found that the majority of people who haggled when making a purchase received a better deal. Younger shoppers are more likely to try to negotiate a discount; more than a third of people under 35 always haggle.

About 66% of Americans have tried to haggle for goods during the past six months, according to the poll. Of those who did, 83% received better rates on hotels, 81% reduced their cell phone bills, and 81% got a discount on clothing. Apparently nothing is off limits because people who haggled also received better deals on everything from airfares, appliances, credit card rates and medical bills.