Why we bargain or haggle or ask for a discount, even when we can easily affordI think the habit of bargaining or asking for discount, free offer etc is comes naturally to us. I doubt there may be something hidden in the genes in this regard.
Can you recall when you exhibited this trend first? If my memory is correct, it was from home itself we started this 'asking for more' habit. The 'Dil mangey more' is ingrained in us. When mother gives us some sweets or toffees we would ask 'one more please'. This follows us throughout.
That is why when we go to a vegetable vendor also we haggle and ask for reducing the price, or asking for more item or 'our thoda'.
Otherwise why should we haggle for a couple of rupees when we can easily afford that?