Pay cash? Ask for a discount
You know that green stuff you used to carry in your pocket? Well, it's making a comeback. Why? Because, as Bankrate.com points out, a surprising number of merchants and service providers give discounts for cash customers. The deal might not be posted, so just ask. You've got nothing to lose, but real dollars to gain.
"Cash is king. It's also the preferred method of payment for a wide range of businesses that offer a discount to their customers who pay cash.
Discounts can range from just a few percentage points to nearly half off, depending on the merchant and product. Though most people don't always know they're available, sometimes all you need to do is ask for it..."