So I walk in, and am quickly approached by the sales agent. I tell him that I am just browsing but really want a new living room set. As I walk through the store, browsing and stopping to sit occasionally, my eyes find the set that I have always wanted! I can't handle that I let this set go. Even if we are moving I have to have it.
I sit down with the sales man and we talk numbers. I tell him first I have no money to buy it but would like to finance it. He says, "Sure, we have great financing, though there are a few fees involved." I bat my eyes and ask him to please wave those. I could see his mind thinking through the idea. Then he says, "Sure why not." I also asked him to take a thousand off the sales price. He has to ask the manager since it is already a great sale price. After he was gone for awhile he returned with his thumbs up. A deal it was.
So I got the financing on my knocked down price and him to pay or wave the fees involved in getting the furniture. Then he mentions delivery and set up is an additional $100 to any continental US state. Then I looked at him and said "well I need it delivered to Hawaii."
"There is $500 shipping fee." he replies.
"Come on, you probably already have some stuff shipping out to other stores there, why don't you just throw my stuff on and I can pick it up in Hawaii?"
OK so this didn't really happen and would most likely never happen. Why is it that house buying rules don't apply to other sales? I mean it isn't ok for me to haggle with a furniture store this much and expect them to practically buy it for me but for some reason when buying a house it is OK, why is that??