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What are some tips for getting the upper hand in car price negotiations?

My family wheels are pushing 200K miles and lights are starting to come on, noises are starting to come out, and I want to investigate a newer car before I sink money into repairing mine. What are ...
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How does one effectively negotiate rent?

I'm going to rent an apartment in a major urban area in the next few months. When I drive around the area where I want to rent I see numerous "For Rent" signs. Also when I look online there are ...
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How can I negotiate a medical bill that seems excessive?

My son's pediatrician referred us to an occupational therapist for an assessment. The pediatrician was concerned about the way my son was holding a pencil with both hands. The details aren't that ...
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Why does a real estate seller get to know the financing arrangements of the buyer?

If a seller of real estate will receive a payment for the full amount being negotiated when a sale closes, why do they (or do they?) get told what the financing arrangements the buyer may have made ...
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How to lower my rent when it is listed as less than what I am paying

I live in a large apartment complex that opened last year. I just moved in mid-July 2013 signing a 12-month lease. As of today, the apartment complex is about 30% occupied. There are many units ...
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How to estimate a reasonable amount for a signing bonus?

I'll be receiving the details for a job offer in the next few days and I was wondering if there are any guidelines for negotiating or evaluating possible signing bonus amounts. Obviously, if they don'...
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Can I negotiate to have a credit card interest fee waived?

I recently missed a credit card payment by one day (my first one ever in my history of credit starting from over 10 years ago), and I called the credit card company to have the late fee waived. I ...
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Can I negotiate job salary after mentioning my desired range over phone with recruiter?

After a lot of interview rounds and a lengthy process for a tech job I applied, I got a phone call from the recruiter that they'd like to offer me the role. Over the phone, she asked me they are ...
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New car price was negotiated as a “cash deal”. Will the price change if I finance instead?

I am planning to buy a new car. I went to a dealership and when talking to a sales person I said I can pay cash. He knocked down the price quite a bit. Since the dealership did not have any low APR ...
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Extension: Can I negotiate original offer if I have other offer from different company?

This question is a direct and specific extension of this question that I had posted few days ago and received very good suggestions. Now I have an offer from another company worth $(X+10)k but I am ...