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Consumer Reports’ Survey: Nine of 10 Americans Who Haggled Saved Money


Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

Consumers who dont haggle are leaving money on the table. A new nationally representative survey of 2,000 Americans by Consumer Reports found that just 48 percent of shoppers tried bargaining for a better deal on everyday goods and services during the past three years, down from 61 percent in 2007. And most of those who bothered to negotiate received a discount at least once during that period.

The full report on haggling is available in the August 2013 issue of Consumer Reports and online at http://www.ConsumerReports.org.

Dont expect your doctor, bank, or local appliance store to cut you a break simply because you have a nice face and smile. It takes moxie and self-confidence, said Tod Marks, senior projects editor at Consumer Reports. Having the guts to ask for a discount can result in hundreds of dollars in savings.

When it comes to haggling, nothing is off limits. But those who dont take the risk, lose. In Consumer Reports survey, 35 percent of respondents said they wont bargain, period. Men are more likely to haggle than women 20 percent of women said that it makes them uncomfortable. But both genders were equally successful when they tried. Younger consumers, those 18 to 29, tend to enjoy the practice more than those over 60, who were particularly turned off by it.

Shoppers achieved the highest success haggling over the price of collectibles or antiques, furniture, and appliances according to Consumer Reports survey. Schmoozing with a salesperson was the favorite tactic for haggling over collectibles and antiques, where those who negotiated saved $ 100 on average. Those who haggled over furniture and questioned a health-related charge saved an average of $ 300; those who bargained on washers, dryers, refrigerators, and the like, saved $ 200, on average.

Consumer Reports also found that those who were successful at challenging the cost of a cell-phone plan averaged savings of $ 80.

Six Haggling Dos

Savvy negotiators know that politeness, friendliness, and a smile are harder to resist than tough talk. Consumer Reports has compiled the following tips to get to yes:

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Tata Motors Gears Up to Launch the Face-lifted Tata Aria, Reports Gaadi.com


Delhi, Delhi (PRWEB) July 14, 2013

Recently, Tata Motors is gearing up to roll out the face-lifted edition of one of its best-selling cars that of Tata Aria, reports the Hindustan Times 6th March 2013.

Indias leading online portal for posting the particulars about used and new cars, Gaadi.com feels that the updated Aria will be featuring a host of changes in design. It features headlamps with black inserts, daytime running lights, new alloy wheels and new tail-lamps.

Gaadi.com also feels that the new Tata Aria will be exhibiting an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission that is boasted to be sourced from General Motors. The automatic gearbox is also shared with few variants of the BMW X1 that are available in the International Market.

The research team at Gaadi.com also feels that Tata Motors has been upgrading few of its models like that of the 2013 edition of Tata Aria to be able to regain healthy margins. Also, the other reason will be that of to retain its position in the Indian market.

The all new Tata Aria is expected to lock horns once again with its direct rival of Mahindra XUV500. According to the reports of Hindustan Times, the figures state that 821 models of Aria were sold during the span of April 2012 to January 2013. And apparently, these figures needed a facelift in comparison to the 38000 units sold by Mahindra XUV500.

Complete specifications, features, in-depth reviews of the test drive from selected Indian journalists and user reviews along with some amazing pictures of Tata Aria Facelift can be located on a detailed page unveiled by Gaadi.com.

About The Company:

Gaadi.com is the leading online automotive marketplace that brings car buyers and car sellers together. New car buyers can research their car purchase while used car buyers can browse through the largest collection of inventory online. Serving as the best resource for new car research in India, it provides users with information, opinions & tools that ease the process of finding a suitable car. The used car marketplace of Gaadi.com is the best in online space with a comprehensively curated and photographed stock of used cars. It provides a transparent and reliable platform for used car listings with detailed information for used car buyers.

Visit http://www.gaadi.com/Tata-Aria to know more about Tata Aria at Gaadi.com.







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CADLearning Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Course for Architects, Students and Faculty


Bedford, NH (PRWEB) July 18, 2013

4D Technologies, Autodesk authorized publisher and maker of the industry-leading CADLearning products for Autodesk software, released a new CADLearning course for Autodesk

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The Much Anticipated Mercedes Benz E-Class Arrives in India, Reports Gaadi.com


(PRWEB) July 21, 2013

Recently, the luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz rolled out its brand new entry level E-Class sedan tagged at a starting price of 41.5 lacs, reports Economic Times dated 25th June 2013.

Indias leading online portal for posting the particulars about used and new cars, Gaadi.com feels that this new generation vehicle of Mercedes-Benz E-Class is everything that an auto fanatic would expect this executive luxury car to be like, looks-wise and otherwise as well.

Gaadi.com also feels that the brand new E-Class will be made available in three new variants. The E200 CGI petrol model will cost 41.5 lacs whereas the E250 CDI will be tagged at 44.48 lacs and a special launch edition will be available for 49.9 lacs.

Also, the E-Class buyers will be made available with a choice of grille that comes with the Central Star design for the first time. On the interiors, the upholstery is done with Nappa leather and the vehicle also exhibits a panoramic sunroof, according to the reports of the Economic Times.

Performance-wise, the E-Class features a 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel engine that generates a peak power of 204 PS and a peak torque of 500Nm. The all new E-Class edition will offer a safety feature combination that will include eight airbags and standard pre-safe technologies. Also, the car will feature brake assist structure, acceleration skid control, electronic stability program and an active bonnet mechanism.

Complete specifications, features, in-depth reviews of the test drive from selected Indian journalists and user reviews along with some amazing pictures of Mercedes Benz E-Class can be located on a detailed page unveiled by Gaadi.com.

About The Company:

Gaadi.com is the leading online automotive marketplace that brings car buyers and car sellers together. New car buyers can research their car purchase while used car buyers can browse through the largest collection of inventory online. Serving as the best resource for new car research in India, it provides users with information, opinions & tools that ease the process of finding a suitable car. The used car marketplace of Gaadi.com is the best in online space with a comprehensively curated and photographed stock of used cars. It provides a transparent and reliable platform for used car listings with detailed information for used car buyers.

Visit http://www.gaadi.com/Mercedes+Benz-CLA+Class to know more about Mercedes Benz CLA Class at Gaadi.com.







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Bud Clary Fleet Services Welcome.

Welcome from our team here at Bud Clary Chevrolet and GM Fleet services here in Longview Washington. We have been in Longview Washington since 1959 offering the finest in GM vehicles both new and used and services for your vehicles. Our Fleet and commercial vehicle department offers a full line of GM based vehicles for every possible business industry and application. We also offer other manufacturers of vehicles for fleet purchases for your business that include Ford, Dodge, Subaru, and Honda. Bud Clary GM Fleet is part of the Bud Clary Auto Group based in Longview Washington but we also own and operate in Moses Lake and Yakima Washington communities with our other lines of vehicles.

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We are not only here for your business and industrial applications but we can offer great specials and heavy discounts for your business and private needs through the Fleet department. More often than not we are asked;

“Is my business or am I, eligible for the Business Choice Program from GM?”

Just answer “Yes” to the following questions:

  1. Are you a business owner?
  2. Is the vehicle used in the day-to-day operation of your business?
  3. Can you provide one of the following eligible business documents?
  • GM Fleet account number(FAN)
  • DBA (Doing business as)
  • Sales tax license
  • State business license or state/federal tax ID certificate
  • State occupational license for trade (for plumbers, electricians, Contractors)
  • Municipalities (in lieu of BID assistance, vehicle must be in the name of the municipality
  • Municiple Business License
  • Prior Schedule C (form 1040) or Schedule F (form 1040-Farmers only)
  • Crop or Livestock Insurance
  • Federal land use restriction and/or Land grant subsidiary document.
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy/public liability insurance policy or workmens compensation insurance policy
  • State or Federal authorized business website (must have .gov website)
  • Pocket list of railroad officials guide (only eligible when railroad operators incentive is not used)
  • 2011 Business Tax forms
  • Timber registration number
  • Agriculture ID
  • Farmers General liability insurance
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Tax form 1120-S
  • Tax form 1065
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