wetheliving Wrote:
Nov 30, 2012 10:07 AM
First, let's understand what's going on. This isn't a deal the Republicans are going to take. Everyone knows that. It's a ridiculous deal. This is a classic negotiation tactic. The point of it of course is to lowball an offer so as to leave plenty of room to arrive at the deal you eventually want. Now there is risk to having too low-ball an offer. If you are coming from a position of weakness, you get laughed out of the room usually. If you want a house and you bid 50 grand under the asking price, 3 days after it's on the market - you are going to see the seller shut you out, bc you are obviously unserious. Now on the other hand, if you are in a position of strength, you see the other party scramble to concede ground...