->'''Man:''' Would you sleep with me for a million dollars?\\
'''Woman:''' Ummm... I guess so, yeah.\\
'''Man:''' Would you sleep with me for a dollar?\\
'''Woman:''' What!? What kind of a woman do you think I am!?\\
'''Man:''' We've established what kind of woman you are; now we're just haggling over price.
-->-- ''Old Joke'', reportedly used by Creator/OscarWilde

Haggling: Where two characters, a buyer and seller, attempt to strike a bargain, and keep working towards a value that costs neither their opponent or themselves too much. Usually at breakneck MotorMouth pace.

A common variation is when a character, frequently TheDitz or a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, drives the price ''up'' when buying, or drives it ''down'' when selling. Another has the party that holds all the power responding to any attempt to haggle by keeping her offer exactly the same, or even ''worsening'' it.

See also AccidentalBargainingSkills.


* Thoroughly spoofed in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DgsKGFwYjY series of adverts]] for a comparison website by Omid Djalili.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Leolio is an expert haggler and provides a couple of example, including one where he is so successful that [[SeriousBusiness the crowd burst in applause when the deal is sealed.]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': To get back at Ranma for accidentally destroying an expensive concert ticket, Nabiki dedicates an entire day to making him miserable. At the end of the chapter, Nabiki manipulates him into thinking she took off all her clothes. Her family happens to come home at the same time and they both know he'll get in trouble if they're caught in such a situation. After [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn he urges her to put some clothes on]], they start haggling over her price for getting dressed.
--> '''Nabiki:''' Fifty dollars.
--> '''Ranma:''' Too much! Twenty dollars!
--> '''Nabiki:''' Forty-five dollars.
--> '''Ranma:''' Robber! Thirty dollars!
--> '''Nabiki:''' Done! A pleasure doing business with you.
* Near the end of the second episode of the first season of ''Manga/KOn'', [[SpoiledSweet Mugi]] politely asks the music store clerk if she could haggle over the price of a 250,000-yen Les Paul guitar, way beyond the 50,000-yen budget Yui had. She succeeds once the clerk sees Mugi's BigOlEyebrows and recognizes her as the daughter of the president of the conglomorate that owns the store.
--> '''Mugi:''' (upon seeing the clerk's initial offer) ''Lower!''
** [[GenkiGirl Ritsu]] did the same thing to the same clerk when she bought her drumset. Mio noted she nearly drove him to tears.
* During the Lovers arc in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders'', Joseph and a kebab shop owner haggle over the kebab prices, but Steely Dan tricks Joseph into paying for expensive kebabs.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Tintin}} haggles for the price of a model ship for Captain Haddock in ''The Secret of the Unicorn.'' The price eventually paid is one the street vendor reluctantly agrees to, saying that he's robbing himself by selling it for that.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''Fanfic/WeekendAtHisaos'', Shizune haggles over the price of a pair of pants to buy her younger brother Hideaki. It helps that she's a SpiritedCompetitor who takes everything seriously. Slightly different in that Hisao has to translate everything between the shopkeeper and Shizune due to her deafness and the shopkeeper not understanding sign language.
-->'''Shizune''': [Shopping is War. Take no Prisoners.]
* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': Vivi negotiates with Franky over his payment [[spoiler:for building the Thousand Sunny]]. They reach an impasse until Cross introduces Franky to Boss, who is just as manly as he is.

[[folder: Film ]]
* TropeNamer comes from a RunningGag in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', where at first, an ex-leper tries to beg Brian for money, then where he tries to buy a fake mustache from a merchant who refuses to take the high price and insists on haggling. [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Both the beggar and the merchant use the line "Do you want to haggle?"]]
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'',
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Captain Sparrow and Barbossa both haggle over the percentage of the booty that Jack owes Barbossa if he gets the Black Pearl back. They settle on 25%, but it's the offer of a new hat, [[NiceHat a really big one]], that seals the deal for Barbossa.
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': Jack ''tries'' to do this to Davey Jones. At one point, he uses Will's situation to appeal to Jones' softer side. He also uses a variation of the page quote when Jones says two souls aren't equivalent. They settle on 99 souls in exchange for Jack's own soul. Both sides know this is an ImpossibleTask yet Jack tries anyway.
* In ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', Evelyn bargained with Rick's jailer to stop Rick's execution by hanging in exchange for a portion of the artifacts or value of the artifacts found at Hamunaptra. The two argued over the deal while Rick slowly suffocated as the rope didn't break his neck, but the jailer loses track of which side of the deal he's on.
-->'''Evelyn:''' If you spare his life, I'll give you ten percent.
-->'''Jailer:''' Fifty percent.
-->'''Evelyn:''' Twenty.
-->'''Jailer:''' Forty.
-->'''Evelyn:''' Thirty.
-->'''Jailer:''' *With finality* Twenty five.
-->'''Evelyn:''' *Triumphantly* Ah! Deal.
-->'''Jailer:''' *Realizing his mistake* Dammit... Cut him down!
* In the 2010 remake of ''Film/TrueGrit'', Mattie haggles with a merchant over what compensation she is owed for his inability to protect her father's horse, as well as attempting to sell back some ponies her father had bought from him before being murdered. He is so traumatized by the experience that he cuts himself short when she later tries to buy a horse from him, and we later learn from a stable hand that her name is forbidden to be spoken in his household.
** [[OhCrap "Wait,]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments are we trading again?"]]
* In ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', where a dealer purchases ''captured lightning''. He haggles with the owner, who kept sticking his amount to "two hundred". They eventually come to a deal at "one nine five," [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments with sales tax, which is two hundred.]]

* Happens several times in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Mat in particular notes that a the best time to take a deal is when both parties walk away from it thinking that they came out ahead.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' claims the opposite -- a good deal is one in which both parties are unsatisfied.
* A number of times in ''Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea''. As the characters are ancient merchants it is natural.
* Several times in Creator/EphraimKishon's travel stories.
--> '''Kishon:''' "How much? Wieviel? Combien?"
--> '''Greek Ferryman:''' "Cinquecento!" [[note]]Italian for "five hundred"[[/note]]
--> '''Kishon (self-conscious):''' "Ha ha ha! Six thousand lire, not one peso more!"
--> '''Ferryman:''' "OK."
* In the [[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Serpentwar Saga]], Roo plays a GetRichQuickScheme which basically consists of attempting to corner the export of wheat to cities about to get hit by locusts. Then a captain from one of these cities shows up in port. Conversation paraphrased:
--> '''Roo:''' I'm selling wheat, a royal a bushel.
--> '''Captain:''' Two royals for three bushels.
--> '''Roo:''' A royal and a common a bushel.
--> '''Captain:''' Wait. You're asking for more?
--> '''Roo:''' *shrug* Locusts.
* On Literature/{{Gor}} almost all business transactions, large or small, are accomplished through haggling. Often after the haggling is over, the buyer will give twice the amount agreed upon, "because I want to pay what it's worth." Then the seller will return all the overage and a good amount of the original price "because I do not want to cheat you." Slaves, however, are usually purchasd via auction.
* Glod of ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' fails spectacularly at haggling; he always insists on trying it and always ends up driving the price up (and thinking he got them a bargain in the process).
** Repeatedly averted with "Cut Me Own Throat" Dibbler, who will generally continue lowering his prices the longer you speak with him, without prompting. Given the usual [[LethalChef nature of his wares]], this is something of a necessity.
** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', a number of Golems show up in the middle of the night to sell one of their own to a businessman. He's a bit perturbed by this, as the Golem in question looks suspiciously new, he's heard lots of spooky stories about them going mad, and the other Golems keep lowering the price without prompting. Eventually it gets so low he can't resist, and buys it for $10...which the Golems drop into the bowl of a beggar as they leave, since they didn't care about the money anyway.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Used in the entry on the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bimm_%28furred_species%29 Bimms]] in ''The Essential Guide to Alien Species''. Anthropologist Mammon Hoole needs to buy some equipment and is initially stunned at the price, then remembers that the Bimms intentionally inflate their prices because they like haggling. They agree on a more reasonable price a couple paragraphs later.
** In ''Yoda: Literature/DarkRendezvous'', Yoda loves to haggle. It's very hard to get the better of a Jedi Master of Yoda's caliber, and he quite enjoys this fact. In this case, he gets a fantastic bargain on a used freighter--because [[TheAllegedCar it doesn't fly anymore]]. But that's okay, the Padawans can fix it up in no time!
--->Yoda was a gleeful, cranky, relentless bargainer who thought haggling was ''fun''. So much of bargaining is about patience, and bazaar-stand shysters on a hundred planets had learned to their sorrow that one doesn't know what patience is until one has tried to outlast an eight-hundred-plus-year-old Jedi skinflint.
** This is one of the [[PlanetOfHats species hat]] for the Squibs. They ''love'' to make deals and use their cute, unassuming appearance to their advantage. [[ChainOfDeals In Squib culture, the more complex, bizarre, and outrageous the deal, the more prestigious it is.]]
** In ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy'', Artoo and Threepio have discovered something horrible about a local woman Lando intends to marry[[note]]She forms a psychic bond with her husband that keeps him in perfect health for about five years, after which she can no longer support his existence and he dies.[[/note]] and hire a cab. Threepio starts to try to haggle down the price, but seeing as they're in somewhat of a hurry, Artoo just gives the cabbie their entire emergency fund.
* A minor but telling plot point in ''[[Creator/TomClancy Executive Orders]]'' has John Clark shopping in the Iran street market. He decides to buy a gold necklace from a merchant, who promptly haggles the price down to 700 US dollars without Clark even trying, for a necklace worth at least three thousand dollars. Clark quickly realizes that the owner put on a show of annoyance and haggled for the people following him, and he lowered the price so much to show that not everyone supports the new regime.
* The Literature/{{Rihannsu}} bargain backwards, with the seller trying for a low price and the buyer for a higher one. A House that thinks well of its own honor will try to bargain the prices higher. The protagonist of the second book, whose job is analogous to a housekeeper, has to balance what honor requires her to pay with the amount the somewhat impoverished household can actually afford.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Dobby reveals that he haggled down the amount of money and free time that Dumbledore initially offered him to work at Hogwarts. He is prideful of being a free elf with his own income and leisure time, but he's still happy working (as most house elves find HappinessInSlavery) and doesn't want too much.
* ''On Wings of Eagles''. The American escapees are doing a RunForTheBorder during the Iranian Revolution, but need some petrol. Their Iranian colleague Rashid goes to buy some, but annoys them by wasting time haggling over the price when they have plenty of money. Rashid points out afterwards that the seller would be suspicious if he hadn't tried to haggle, and they're trying to remain inconspicuous.
* ''Literature/CharlieWilsonsWar''. Wealthy congressman Charlie Wilson (who has a ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney approach) is shocked over the ruthless bargaining methods CIA agent Gust Avrakotos uses in the marketplace, including a trick where after an unsuccessful haggle, he returns just as the market is closing and offers a take-it-or-leave-it price, knowing that it's regarded as bad luck to end the day with an unsuccessful sale. Such skills turn out to be useful however when Gust is bargaining for arms for the CIA's covert war in Afghanistan.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Several episodes of ''Series/OurMissBrooks'':
** In ''Game At Clay City'', Miss Brooks haggles with a mechanic.
** In ''Stretch Is In Love Again'' Miss Brooks haggles with Mr. Conklin.
** ''Fischer's Pawn Shop'' sees Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton, Mr. Conklin and Walter Denton haggle with Fischer to raise money for baseball uniforms.
** ''Indian Burial Ground'' has Mr. Conklin haggle with a prospective buyer for his vacant lot.
** ''Bartering With Chief Thundercloud'' features a bartering session with the eponymous chief.
* One episode of ''Series/That70sShow'' had Leo and Kelso haggling over the sale price of an El Camino. In a rare flash of intelligence (you know, compared to usual) Kelso realizes that he's driving the price the wrong way. Then as Kelso asks for $500, Leo says no. Then asks for $500. They agree, shake hands, and both walk away thinking that the other man is a sucker.
* In the backwards episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer and Newman haggle about... birthday wishes.
* In ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' woe betide anyone that tries to haggle with Auntie Wainwright, the price (and number of items bought) can only increase.
** Pretty much the same thing happens in ''Series/OpenAllHours'' with Arkwright.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** Before stealing or smuggling something, the crew almost always has a fence and a price lined up. Unfortunately, the fence generally decides to renegotiate, which causes Jayne or Zoë to draw their guns, only for Mal to stand them down and put on his haggling smirk. In the episode Serenity, originally planned as the pilot, they realize a fence is preparing to betray them when she declines to haggle and just accepts the initial offer.
--->'''Mal:''' I do believe that woman is planning to shoot me again...\\
'''Jayne:''' If she meant to pay you, she'd have haggled you down some.
** In the episode "Safe" the haggling session appears to be pre-arranged from both sides, given that Mal already knows the price they eventually settled on and the buyer apparently having pre-prepared a purse with the appropriate amount.
--->'''Book''': (seeing Mal and the buyers disagree on 20 vs 30 a head) Is this a problem?\\
'''Mal''': Nah, a few minutes from now we'll agree on twenty-five.\\
''[a few minutes later]''\\
'''Buyer:''' We can go as high as twenty-five.\\
'''Mal:''' Well, we'll be taking a loss, [[BlatantLies but you seem like good honest folk]].
* In the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One with the Ring", Phoebe tries this when she goes ring shopping with Chandler (for Monica):
-->'''Chandler:''' Oh my God thatís it, thatís the ring! How much is it?\\
'''Phoebe:''' Chandler, I-I will handle this! (To the jeweler) How much is it?\\
'''Jeweler:''' Eighty-six hundred.\\
'''Phoebe:''' We will give you ten dollars.\\
'''Jeweler:''' Are you interested in this ring?!\\
'''Chandler:''' Yes! Yes, but I can only pay eight thousand.\\
'''Jeweler:''' Okay, I can let it go at eight.\\
'''Phoebe:''' We stand firm at ten dollars.\\
'''Jeweler:''' ''(to Chandler)'' How would you like to pay?\\
'''Chandler:''' Uh, credit card. Oh no! No-no, but I left my credit card with Joey. ''(to Phoebe)'' Okay, Iíll go get it. You guard the ring.\\
'''Phoebe:''' Okay. ''(to the jeweler)'' Listen, I'm sorry about before. Do you have anything here for ten dollars?\\
'''Jeweler:''' Uh yes, I have these two--rather beautiful--''five dollar bills''.\\
'''Phoebe:''' ...I'll give you one dollar for them.
* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jack likes to haggle so much that he does it for fun. When Josh wants to negotiate his contract, he asks for a 15 percent raise. Jack counters with a dollar. When Josh makes some more demands, Jack counters with 75 cents. In the same episode, high on negotiating, he also ends up setting a meeting time with TGS's producer Pete for the middle of the night. Not because that was at all convenient for him, but just because he wanted the rush of winning a negotiation by getting the other guy to agree to something he didn't want.
** It gets more intense than that in a later season episode when ''Liz's'' contract is up for renovation. She finds an old learn-to-negotiate self-help videotape which Jack recorded and marketed when he was younger and starts using his own tricks against him. He quickly realizes what's happened and begins correcting her application of his techniques and soon he's literally negotiating against ''himself'' on both sides. Much to his surprise, Jack-as-Liz-as-Jack ''wins'', because he uses Jack-as-himself's affection for Liz as leverage.
** He almost suffers a complete HeroicBSOD when his nanny ''demolishes'' him in negotiating her contract (sitting back and peeling an orange while he makes one classic negotiating mistake after another. When he realizes the power she had stemmed from her care-taker role for his infant daughter he regains his confidence and uses the same technique against ''his'' new bosses (with the newly purchased NBC standing in as their "baby")
* ''Series/{{Bottom}}'': Eddie tries to sell a hand carved wooden leg to a pawnshop for money to place on a betting horse, he tries to haggle with Harry the pawn broker with mixed results:
-->'''Harry:''' Must be worth at least two and a half grand, I'll give you one pound fifty for it.
-->'''Eddie:''' Um, let's haggle.
-->'''Harry:''' Alright, a quid.
-->'''Eddie:''' No, let`s haggle upwards.
-->'''Harry:''' ALRIGHT, Fifty pence.
-->'''Eddie:''' Blimey, they don`t call you "Harry the Bastard" for nothing, do they?
* ''Series/TheWire'':
** Proposition Joe gets his nickname from his CatchPhrase "I got a proposition for you," which basically always translates to "DoYouWantToHaggle"
** Omar does this with Proposition Joe when Omar attempts to sell drugs to Proposition Joe that Omar stole from Prop Joe in the first place. When Omar asks for 20 cents on the dollar, Prop Joe offers 10 cents on the dollar, prompting Omar to counter with 30 cents on the dollar if Prop Joe tries to haggle any more.
** And then, of course, there are repeated scenes where the cops and district attorneys haggle for information or plea bargains.
** In Season 2, perennial screw up Ziggy Sobotka tries to get involved in the world of selling drugs, but he screws up the drugs he buys from a gangster called Cheese, and then has the gangsters coming after him for the money he's supposed to be kicking back to them from his sales. In desperation Ziggy gives them [[ThePreciousPreciousCar his beloved car]] to take as collateral, but Cheese [[ItAmusedMe destroys the car for the lolz]] and keeps coming after Ziggy to get the money. Ziggy's cousin Nick goes to Proposition Joe (who is both Cheese's boss and uncle) and haggles Joe into getting Cheese to not only cancel his cousin's debt but also to make Cheese ''pay Ziggy the difference in Blue Book price'' of the destroyed Camaro, since the car was worth more than the money Ziggy owed Cheese. Nick only gets away with it all because he knows some important people from [[TheSyndicate the international syndicate]] that supplies Prop Joe with drugs.
--->'''Joe''': Fool, if it wasn't for Sergei here, you and your cuz both would be ''cadaverous'' motherfuckers.
* ''Series/GreenAcres'': In one episode, Mr. Haney asks Lisa to haggle down the price of an item. She misunderstands the concept, and instead of starting at a low price and moving up, Lisa starts low and goes ''lower'' until Haney agrees.
* Contestants in {{Reality Show}}s like ''Series/TheApprentice'' show wildly differing skill at this. One technique they all seem to try is "I really need this, and I can't find it anywhere else, and I have to have it in the next 30 minutes!" - oddly enough, this never seems to lead to the seller going "Really? Well, in THAT case... the price just doubled."
* Creator/TheHistoryChannel's very popular show about a Las Vegas pawn shop, ''Series/PawnStars'', basically has almost everything the store buys purchased on the basis of ''lots'' of haggling. In some cases when the seller or the buyer sticking to a close price, the other party is shown agonizing whether to give in over the difference.
** Its sister shows, ''Series/AmericanRestoration'' and ''Series/CountingCars'' also feature lots of haggling
** Also, ''Series/AmericanPickers'' - with ''Pawn Stars'', these two shows can be summed up as "Do You Want to Haggle?: The Series"
* Karen and Davis in ''Series/CornerGas'' haggle over how much of a raise to give Karen in one episode.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' this is the main reason Moya's crew keeps Rygel around, he's an annoying arrogant gasbag but he does know how to get a good deal. And they're on a shoestring budget most of the time.
** Scorpius once used the not budging technique. Some goods of his had been sold off when he was thought to be dead. He insists on triple their value. His opponent offers double. He again suggests triple. They settle on triple.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], Dean wants a 10 year contract to have Sam brought back to life, but the crossroad demon knows she can set the terms and only gives Dean one year before the hellhounds take him.
* In the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Dear Mildred", Frank and Margaret are commissioning a local Korean artist to make a wooden bust of Col. Potter's head for his birthday:
-->'''Artist:''' Six bucks.
-->'''Margaret:''' Well, Frank?
-->'''Frank:''' Huh?
-->'''Margaret:''' [''sotto voce'', through a clenched smile] These people [[PigLatin have no espect-ray unless you aggle-hay over the ice-pray]].
-->'''Frank:''' [after mentally translating] Five dollars.
-->'''Artist:''' Seven-fifty.
-->'''Frank:''' Sold.
-->'''Margaret:''' [[[DeathGlare glaring]] at Frank] ''UMB-day!''
* Seen in the various incarnations of the ''Series/TheApprentice'', with highly variable results.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dogbert became a used car salesman. One customer thought he'd done a good job talking Dogbert down to $3,500. Dogbert replied to his brag, "[[WhatAnIdiot It's the first time someone's bought the car they came in.]]"
** He sold another car by claiming it belonged to an infamous diamond smuggler, but handled poorly, almost as if there were hidden weights in the doors...

* In UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, there is the story of the Israa' and Mi`raj, i.e. UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad's "Night Journey", wherein he was carried to Jerusalem on a winged horse--or something--led all the Prophets in prayer, and ascended to God's throne to receive commandments. The most important of these were the instructions on the Islamic method of prayer, which--tradition further tells us--involved also the number of prayers. The story goes that God initially ordered 50 prayers each day, but that when Muhammad descended from God's throne, Moses intercepted him and convinced him that this was too much to ask and he should go back up and talk the Lord into a lower number. So he did, and came back down with 25, at which point Moses said the same thing. Rinse and repeat two more times until Muhammad got it down to five, at which point [[JewsLoveToArgue Moses tried to get Muhammad to go up one more time and get it down to three]], but Muhammad thought that was pushing it, and returned to Earth with five prayers a day being the number fixed for the rest of time.
* In the book of Genesis in TheBible, there's a story where Abraham is in effect haggling with God over how many good people there need to be in the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in order for God to spare it from destruction. Abraham manages to bargain God down to 10 good people. Unfortunately for them, there aren't even 10.

[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]
* Creator/BillMaher, in one of his specials, talking about Islam's "72 Virgins in Heaven" trope:
--> "72 virgins. It's very suspicious to me. It's a clue. It tells you we're dealing with people from a bartering culture. Because nobody starts with that number. Someone went, '100 virgins!' '50!' '85!' '69!' '79!' '71!' '73' '72!' 'Done!' That's how you got 72."
** Creator/BillyConnolly told the same joke, only the number of virgins he used was 43. He cited it as proof that there was a committee involved somewhere.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In 1st edition ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' Haggling was a skill. But like many other skills in 2nd its functions were folded into other skills (Negotiation, Deceit, Inquiry) and a "haggling" Gift granting a bonus d12 on those skills in that situation (and an automatic 10% discount on cheap items) was added.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* This is what roughly 50% of the game play of ''VideoGame/FreshlyPickedTinglesRosyRupeeland'' consists of. For some players, the urge to look up a guide is hard to resist.
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' uses this in games 2 and 3, which take place in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantasy versions]] of [[ArabianNightsDays Arabia]] and Africa respectively. Generally, it's best to get the price right in one go, as failures will cause the vendor to raise their minimum. The sole exception to this is the meat merchant in 3, who is such an ExtremeDoormat that you buy his wares at 1 gold coin a pop and he'll ''still'' kiss your butt and call you "Master".
** Also worth mentioning is the bead maker, an elderly woman who barely speaks your language and thus is completely immune to any attempts at haggling.
* ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'' and ''Trade Wars'' both support a back-and-forth version where the player would have to suggest a price, the merchant would counter with a higher one, and negotiations went from there. Suggesting too low of a price could get you kicked out of the shop forever. ''Angband'' has an "auto-haggle" option that simply presents the player with a final price in between those which would be obtained with no haggling and with perfect haggling.
* You can haggle with the shopkeeper in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', but if you go too low too many times, he'll stop haggling and refuse to pay less than the original price.
* Several times in ''VideoGame/MarcoPolo''.
* In ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'' you can do this if a customer thinks your prices are too high (or you're offering too little if they're selling), however you get more experience points if you get the price they want on the first try.
* ''VideoGame/TheGameOfTheAges'' - It takes an extended haggling session to get your Magic Armor of Magic cheap enough to buy. But that's nothing compared to your drawn-out struggle to sell a mouldy life-preserver. You eventually do - for one coin.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', at midnight on the second day you can witness the owner of the curiosity shop and Sakon the thief haggle over a bomb bag (provided you didn't stop Sakon from stealing it in the first place, of course).
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'', you can haggle in the Middle East FantasyCounterpartCulture town. Generally, you can get items that aren't otherwise available for some time, but you'll end up paying twice the price they would otherwise be worth later. For example, the Iron Helm, usually sold for 1000 gold, starts at 20,000 gold, and gets bargained down to 2,000 gold.
* Averted in the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' - [[AllThereInTheManual the manual clearly explains]] that you, the player, can't haggle the price of sold items. In other words, Alefgard merchants [[KarlMarxHatesYourGuts will accept your old equipment for half its original price]] and won't haggle because they are very stubborn.
* Haggling is a gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': when attempting to sell an item to or buy it from a vendor, he or she will first propose a base price for it, which is based on the item's intrinsic value, repair state, and [[RelationshipValues the vendor's disposition to the PC]]. The PC can then suggest a higher or lower price (when selling and buying, respectively), which the vendor can accept, sealing the deal, or reject, letting the player try again. In ''Morrowind'', when a vendor rejects a price, their disposition actually goes down, forcing the player to make a slightly more generous offer next time or break off the negotiation and try to sweet-talk them again.
* Haggling mechanics work similarly in ''VideoGame/UnchartedWatersNewHorizons'': when purchasing goods, you can stack up multiple discounts to reduce the price drastically. Having a Book Keeper with the Negotiation {{perk}} automatically reveals the lowest price the seller will agree to (or the highest for a buyer).
* ''VideoGame/RustysRealDealBaseball'' got a lot of attention before its release because, despite ostensibly being a free-to-download collection of baseball minigames, it uses a haggling system to unlock new levels--using ''[[BribingYourWayToVictory real money]].''

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has Haley and a merchant in the desert haggle over some magic armor. They settle on a price of 16 grand, with Haley's boots dyed to match. The merchant actually tries tugging on Haley's heartstrings, which doesn't work.
** In the same strip, Elan tries the same thing. He's offered a Belt of Charisma for 6,000. [[WhatAnIdiot He pays 8,000, and thinks he's so good that he got it in one try.]] It then turns out Haley had actually budgeted for this kind of thing.
** A later strip has Haley negotiate off-panel to reduce the cost of airship repairs and refueling from 200,000 to 43,000, and the time needed from a week to the following morning[[labelnote:*]]Also, she gets coupons for a potion vendor and free brunch[[/labelnote]]. The next strip shows that she used [[NoFourthWall hamfisted offers of product placement]] to haggle.
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned''. There are [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06052008/ several]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06182008/ strips]] building up to Rhea haggling with the shop keeper, but it takes place off screen. In the end she simply [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06242008/ socks him]] [[FiveFingerDiscount and takes it anyway]].

[[folder:Web Video]]
* Joseph and Steely Dan haggled over the price of kebabs during the Lovers episode in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo''. Joseph won because he acted childish.
* Vex'ahlia in ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' will not only haggle with shop owners to lower prices, but also persuade her own teammates to lower material costs. However, she will pay full price if her TrueCompanions are in danger and need help. On one particularly memorable occasion, ''[[DumbMuscle Grog]]'' tried to haggle a shopkeeper, and ended up trading ''more'' than he asked for. Vex was livid when she found out.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter offers completely random prices with no rhyme or reason. As Brian explains to the salesman, "He doesn't know how to haggle."
** In another episode, he tries to haggle with Brian over [[WhatAnIdiot an item he already owns at his own yard sale]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had [[SpoiledSweet Amy]] haggle with a salesman over the price of a car. [[RefugeInAudacity She actually offers to pay so much, its robot boss explodes from joy.]] (A later episode shows that this is the result of a robotic mental illness of some sort.)
-->'''Leela''': OK, the sticker says 55,000 but we'll only go as high as say-\\
'''Amy''': 60,000!\\
[Leela sighs.]\\
'''Victor''':Oh, I will have to ask my manager.\\
[He walks into Malfunctioning Eddie's office.]\\
'''Leela''': Amy, you don't go up from the sticker price!\\
'''Amy''': I thought it was an auction.\\
[[[FunnyBackgroundEvent Through the office window, we see Victor say something to Eddie. Eddie smiles and they both dance with Joy. Victor comes back out again]].]\\
'''Victor''': [[BlatantLies He is not too happy.]]\\
'''Amy''': I'm sorry. 80,000?\\
[Eddie's head explodes.]
** Another episode has Zapp Brannigan asking Leela out on a double date. Leela tells him to forget it, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Zapp:''' Then let the negotiations begin. I propose we go out on ten dates.\\
'''Leela:''' How about zero?\\
'''Zapp:''' Nine.\\
'''Leela:''' Zero.\\
'''Zapp:''' Seven.\\
'''Leela:''' Zero.\\
'''Zapp:''' Eight?\\
''(Amy begs Leela to go)''\\
'''Zapp:''' Five, and that's my final offer. ''({{Beat}})'' Four.\\
'''Leela:''' (sigh) One.\\
'''Zapp:''' Two.\\
'''Leela:''' One half.\\
'''Zapp:''' I'll take it.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', haggling is shown to be one of Drew Pickle's favorite childhood games. (When he was the age of the main characters, mind you.) His brother, Stu, understandably hated it and refused to play with him.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'', where instead of haggling for less, Rodney haggles for ''more'', such as paying a guy five dollars instead of the two required for admission into a fair.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E8EvilPlans "Evil Plans"]] reveals that haggling is a skill C-3PO doesn't possess, to R2-D2's disgust.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' A vital clue gets parachuted into India, which a shopkeeper picks up and puts up for sale. Ivy offers him 50 rupees for it, but Zack reminds her that in this culture, he'd be insulted if you didn't haggle.
--> '''Zack''' ''(in Hindi)'': I am a good customer.
--> '''Shopkeeper''' ''(in Hindi)'': How good?
--> ''(time passes)''
--> '''Zack''': Hey, Ivy!
--> '''Ivy''': Hold on! A dhurrie rug, a coffeepot, five silk scarves, and ten pounds of coffee? You didn't haggle, Zack, you ''bought everything he had!''
--> '''Zack''': Hey, at least I got the [[{{Macguffin}} box]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank very much does ''not'' know how to haggle, at least when it comes to buying a car. Back in the day, a car salesman had convinced naive teenage Hank buying his first car that the sticker price was actually the ''lowest'' price you could get, and that he'd be willing to offer this "special low price" to Hank for as long as he stayed a loyal customer. This causes problems for Peggy, who ''does'' know how to haggle, and gets the salesman down to a good price, only for Hank to barge in and undo all her hard work by plopping down the sticker price without a second thought.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In many nations it is required that you haggle when you are shopping for items. People from countries like the United States (where haggling is normally only done for big-ticket items like cars or houses) are often at a loss on how to haggle (or are annoyed or confused or just plain ignorant on how to properly haggle). In countries with highly different currency values, they may also be at a loss to how much an item is genuinely worth. Of course this can be a paradoxical advantage as not wanting the item in question, and having no interest in haggling for its own sake, is a very strong bargaining position for a buyer.
** The inverse of this trope is people who come to visit America and attempt to haggle, only to find a very offended and annoyed salesperson.
** Some people where haggling is common even actively avoid selling to foreigners due to bad experiences with it (like haggling to a very low price, just to have the buyer walk away, claiming that something that cheap can't be worth the money). Which can make matters worse for foreign people that actually know how to haggle and have genuine interest in the offered object.
* In classified ads, especially on the internet, you may find "asking price pre-haggled" to show that, no, the seller does NOT want to haggle.
* Diplomacy is essentially high-class haggling with the possibility of massive destruction being the ultimate bargaining chip.

* On Website/{{Neopets}}, you can haggle the price when buying from NPC shops. You can generally get a better price at a user-owned shop though, so most of the time it's not really worth it. Be warned: if you haggle for too long without coming to an agreement, you will eventually get thrown out of the shop.