Around the world — virtually everywhere outside of North America — negotiable rather than fixed prices are almost always the norm…at markets, and even some stores. These vendors/salesmen are actually shocked when you simply accept a first price! Come along with me to a great street-side market in Guatemala as I show you how to “make a deal, market style”…But next time you are out shopping at a store for big ticket items like a cars or plasma tv, you can also try sneaking in a few of these market tricks to encourage the commission-based salesperson to “sweeten the deal” for you!

My CNN iReport lesson in bargaining: