GAVIN GILMAN cut his Sky TV bill by £180 a year just through haggling.
And as the cost of living crisis pushes more people to the edge, haggling is becoming more of a necessity.Gavin Gilman, with partner Sam Faulkner, cut his Sky TV bill by £180 a year just through haggling[/caption]
‘I’ve saved £1,500 just by haggling and looking for bargains’
The 29-year-old civil servant lives in Newport, South Wales, with his partner Sam Faulkner, 28.
Gavin says: “I am quite canny. I always look for a bargain and love to haggle.
“I said I was going to leave Sky, for which I was paying £56. After haggling, they came back with £51 a month.
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“But I said it wasn’t good enough. I got it down to £41.”
The bargain hunter has also saved cash on his car insurance with smart negotiating.
He says: “I rang up our insurer and said another company was offering me a cheaper price and I was going to leave.
“They came back with a £180 cut in our insurance.
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“Sam gets embarrassed at me haggling sometimes but I reckon it has saved us £1,500, just from making a few changes.”
Due to the energy crisis and soaring inflation, more households could benefit from haggling with providers to cut costs.
But you might be haggling all wrong – we reveal how to cut the cost of your broadband, insurance and more.
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