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by Sid Kirchheimer, From the AARP Bulletin Print Edition, November 1, 2009
If you’re shopping for a hearing aid, do what most people don’t—haggle for a better price.
With an average retail markup of 117 percent, “there’s room to bargain,” says Consumer Reports senior editor Tobie Stanger.
Only about 15 percent of shoppers ever ask for a discount, according to a Consumer Reports survey. Yet among those who ask, close to half get a better price.
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