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The bees-knees of negotiating skills

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Negotiate It is for anyone who has ever been charged a $30 overdraft fee, or wanted to lower ... More

Editor's review

Published 16 Oct 2012

While I was doing a little background research about this finance tips application it was hard not to see the plethora of mentions of developer Ramit Sethi. It would appear that Mr Sethi, a New York Times best selling author and former Stanford inmate, is the bees knees when it comes to negotiating deals. He runs a blog called I Will Teach You To Be Rich and has now released this monetary guide based on his ability to negotiate his way out of everything from bank fees to car insurance whilst also teaching you how to best negotiate your next wage rise.
 
Negotiate It is for anyone who has ever been charged a $30 overdraft fee or wanted to lower their cell phone bill  but wasn’t sure where to start or what to say. Now, the tough parts of negotiation have been taken care of for you. When you are in a negotiating position, all you have to do is make a call and read the words on your iPhone screen and you can save hundreds of dollars. This app contains all of the most effective field-tested negotiation scripts that have been tested by Ramit Sethi and readers of his bestselling book, "I Will Teach You to be Rich." During early tests of the app, the average savings per user was $147  with more than two-thirds of the  15 testers saving at least $50. For around five bucks, Negotiate It is the perfect app for financial and productivity junkies.  It also provides lists of company telephone numbers, the ability to record your savings and take notes for each call you make and automatic reminders for when to call back and renegotiate.
 
I was going to say that Ramit Sethi was like the Anthony Robbins of negotiation but that seemed a little unfair. But there are obviously methods of negotiation that have a tendency to work. For example, having worked in retail for a while I noticed early on that if a customer came in and asked for a discount it was very difficult for my fellow workers to say no to them and they generally got something out of it. There is also a well known electrical and white goods company I know of that prints in code on the goods the lowest price their salespeople can go to. You just have to know these things. And that is precisely what this easy to use app excels at - negotiating your deals.

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