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The Good Guys worker reveals the 'single question' shoppers should ask for 'major savings'

By Rachael Gavin|

W?e're all looking for ways to save at the shops, especially now during the cost of living crisis.

According to a retail worker, one of the ways we can get a discount on the cost of appliances is by asking "a single question".

An employee of The Good Guys revealed on the Facebook page Markdown Addicts Australia what customers should say when in store? "to potentially get major savings".

"Always ask 'Is that the best price?'. Most often it might just be a few dollars reduction, but I just had a customer ask and his air fryer got reduced by $90 because we priced matched Harvey Norman. All with a simple question," they said in the post.

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A worker from The Good Guys told shoppers how to score a bargain. (AAP)

The savings tip was well received by members of the Facebook group with more than 1000 likes and plenty of comments.

Many who commented shared their own experience of asking for discounts, with some confirming they've been offered cheaper prices at The Good Guys by doing this.

"I always ask and always get a discount. I say I buy most (if not all) of my appliances here," one said.

"Yes! I did this last year. My convection microwave for reduced by another $50," commented a shopper.

"We do this at all those type of shops (Harvey Norman, Good Guys). Especially if we are buying more than one item?," another said.

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Shoppers recommended checking prices at other stores in case of price matching. (Getty)

Others recommended shoppers also do their research to see if there are cheaper prices on products, as there are lots of stores that price match.

"Yeah 100 per cent we bought all our white goods when remodeling our kitchen, due to asking if [the store] price matched, and he actually went above and beyond and price beat the competitor. So we saved more than bargained for," one said.

"I always go to Google. Type in what I want to purchase, then click on the shopping tab and shows me the local stores and their prices. Always do this... saves a lot of [money]," another said.

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Meanwhile, a few members of the group admitted they feel uncomfortable asking.

"I always do this. My partner walks away because he is embarrassed. I usually find it online first and find where it is cheapest?," one said.

"I feel so awkward when my hubby haggles for things, I usually leave the store or walk to a different section. I hate feeling awkward but I [definitely] want a bargain," commented a shopper.

But it never hurts to just ask if there is a better price, you might even find yourself saving a bit of cash.

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