Have you ever bargainedt? No, I'm not talking about shopping sale racks, I mean, asking a store to give you a better deal on something. If not, here's how to do it.
When you see the price on something you like, ask the salesperson if they can do any better? This usually works best of you offer to pay cash. Now, I am not encouraging you to do this for the sake of it, and to rip people off. But if there is something you really like but think it may be a little overpirced for your liking, it doesn't hurt to ask if they can give you a better deal.
This thrifty shopping tip may not be for the shy...but I encourage you to try it one time to see how it goes. Try it at a place that you don't normally frequent though in case you get a bad reaction...then you never have to go back. Also, remember, this only works at small privately owned shops and flea markets!