In some situations (like buying a car), a certain amount of negotiation of price is expected. In others, like at Wal-Mart, it seems that it never happens. I consider any store wherein the salesperson earns a commission to be open to negotiation. At a major electronics retailer like Best Buy, for instance, I wouldn't haggle over the price of a DVD, but have had success bargaining the price of a DVD player. Do you attempt to get a lower price when you shop, and if so, are you any good at it? Do you have any rules or techniques? What items is it acceptable to bargain for? If you went shopping for a nice watch or jewelry would you try to get a lower price?