A unique trade-off though it's actually cheatingThere are many who are experts in bargaining. Whether it's a grocery shop or shops selling electronics goods they will somehow manage a discount from the store. Even they accompany others purchasing any appliances for home because of this special quality. Their way of talking and convincing the shopkeeper to offer the discount is noticeable. This quality is unique though we find many like them almost at every place. There are some business tactics which is quite amusing. I find this childish but it's actually cheating.
Let me give an example to make it clear. In our housing complex, the electrician who maintains the street lights is using these tactics for some time now. Of late, he became very lazy and do not carry out the repairing jobs on time. When he submits the bill, he always shows some extra repairing works which were actually not carried out. When the person who looks after the maintenance noticed this, he started to deduct the amounts and the electrician also started pleading saying he actually carried out that job. Because of the electrician's nagging stance, a trade-off was somehow found and instead of deducting the full amount of the unexecuted work a small amount was given. Now, this has become his usual practice and every time he is showing some extra unexecuted work in the bill knowing fully well that some amount will be deducted. This is undoubtedly a form of cheating and I am surprised that many are doing their business by following this way.