shop til you drop
Trying to buy an obscenely expensive collectible for your loved one this holiday season? Your price might drop a few notches with Amazon's latest feature, "Make an Offer," which allows buyers to haggle over the price of 150,000 items and counting. If a buyer thinks an item's price is too high, they can send an Amazon seller an offer at a lower price. The Amazon seller then has the option of accepting, rejecting, or counter-offering.
Unfortunately, the "Make an Offer" items are limited to collectibles, including sports memorabilia, movie props, collectible coins, and fine art. Current items in the "Make an Offer" section include a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gherig ($9,950), a pair of boxing gloves signed by Rocky Marciano ($21,183.60), and Jacqueline au Bandeau, and a print by Pablo Picasso ($100,000). Send a $10 offer and see what happens.