Ashish Bhatiya shares, snippets of ‘Best Price Bargaining 101 Techniques‘ session taught by his mother when he was 10.
Bhatiya says,”She(his mother) was explaining the way one should always start with 10-25% of the amount quoted as the base and increment in steps of 5% while doing street shopping (laughs) and told me the signature way my maternal grandma used to conclude bargaining whenever there was lack of mutual agreement” –
“Dena hai toh liyo; lena hai toh diyo!”
(If you want to sell it to me, take this amount of money; if you want to take this amount of money, and then sell it to me).” Who does not want to get the ‘best price‘ ?
We all do have some bargaining stories in life – exciting, funny, disgusting, profitable, feel good and so on. What if we can do it from home, without visiting or facing the sellers physically, using our smart phones? Eyezon, a Kolkata based start up, comes up with a platform which enables the user to decide whether to buy an electronic product online or from a brick-and-mortar store. Eyezon provides a solution to the problem which most of the Indians suffer every day i.e., “Which product to buy? Where to buy? When to buy it?”, so that one gets the Best Price for it.
Online and Local Shop
Opening the Eyezon app lets you discover different electronic products from online and local stores. On the top left of the screen the Indian Rupee Track icon is featured in red which enables you to ‘set your best price’. A click on this icon expands it and you see ‘Track Price Changes’. Customers get the button ‘off’ (in grey) as default which they need to put ‘on’. Immediately a bar appears with a ‘rupee’ sign where you can type your own best price.
According to Tamal Sen,co-Founder, Eyezon :
“THERE ARE QUITE A FEW SITES AND/OR APPS WHICH DO A SINGLE SOURCE BEST PRICE ALERT (SSBPA). FOR EXAMPLE, YOU GET TO TRACK A PRODUCT ON FLIPKART OR AMAZON AND YOU ARE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE PRICE CHANGE/DROP IN THAT PARTICULAR SITE ONLY. EYEZON, ON THE OTHER HAND DOES A MULTIPLE SOURCE BEST PRICE ALERT (MSBPA). IT MEANS THAT IT’LL ALERT YOU FOR THE LOWEST PRICE AFTER SEARCHING FROM ALL THE DIFFERENT SITES.”
No need to take the burden to do a market survey for your desired electronic products or air tickets now. These simple steps on Eyezon android app will let you relax and you will be notified only when the price is less than or equal to the price set by you. All your tracked products are saved in ‘My Bag’. If you want to discontinue tracking – simply ‘Slide Off’. For any kind of help regarding this feature you can click ‘what is this’ link provided on the track icon.
Best Price Alert
Set Your Best Price For Flights
Cheapass is one of the available price tracking sites. While it lets you ‘quick set alert’ by pasting the online product page link that eventually asks your email id. You need to press the ‘add alert’ button next to get the alert. Eyezon, on the other hand, fetches you the info at one place and it brings the brick and mortar storesright in front of you on the very same platform.
In India, we bargain to the level of the individual vegetable purchase. Negotiation is common in every transaction here such as merchandise, cab fare, restaurant bills — the list is endless. Now you do not need to apply different strategies to get your electronics products at least! Get virtually inside the local shops while checking out the online ones parallely! Simply use the Eyezon app. Say “Chalo na aap ka, na mera, xxxx Rs. mein de do.” 😉 😉
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