The art of the haggle

RockingHorse The other day we were wandering around a gift shop that had some rather lovely items made from wood.  Our 8 year old became enthralled with a HUGE rocking horse that was priced at a mere $3999.  Yes, that’s three thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars. For a rocking horse.

After rocking away for five minutes or so, she was so in love that she declared she wasn’t leaving the store without the horse. I chuckled and told her there was no way we’d be buying her a four thousand dollar horse.

She said, “Can’t you talk the lady into taking it down a notch?”

I kinda doubt any amount of haggling skills are enough to bring that pony down into our price range.  But I am glad we got a shot of her enjoying the horse.


  1. I think it would be cheaper to buy a real horse! Certainly much cheaper to take lessons at a local stable 🙂

  2. Hee hee, that’s funny. I guess it all depends on your definition of “notch”.