Today's New York Times has a front-page article entitled "Even at Megastores, Hagglers Find No Price Is Set In Stone." It seems shoppers are learning that in the current economy, you can bargain the prices even in regular retailers such as Home Depot and Best Buy. In one example, a man persuaded the store to shave $1000 off two TV sets. An ex-Best Buy salesman is quoted as saying that as many as one-quarter of customers try to negotiate price. And several store spokespeople are quoted as saying salespeople and/or managers increasingly have discretion to make deals. Another example - and relevant to this forum - cites a man who got a pair of pants, already on clearance, dropped from $75 to $50 at Polo Ralph Lauren in Soho. He did this by claiming to have seen the same pants online for $65 and saying the pair in the store looked worn (which he concedes was a lie). I've never tried this myself - yet! - but I'm interested in others' experiences, particularly in higher-end clothing stores. Have you haggled in a retail store? How did it work out?