I can’t believe it… how has 3 years gone by already? It honestly feels like it was just last year that I wrote about how to haggle for better hosting fees upon renewal… I guess I must have been in my 20s when I wrote about that, because I definitely am not in my 20s anymore. Yes, I know I wrote a little reminder to write more back in November and then proceeded to not, at all. 2018 is the year. It probably won’t be focused too much on finances. Anyways, that 3 years of hosting was up in a few days, so I decided to get in contact with good’ol Bluehost to see if you could still negotiate a better price than the sticker price. Come see the chat screenshots.
Being a polite Canadian, haggling is not in my blood. When I lived in South Africa, I got so guilt ridden haggling for a trinket that I paid full price after haggling it down to half. It just wasn’t a part of the culture growing up. The price of an item: it is what it is. But I’ve been slowly getting less uncomfortable asking for better prices. I’ve really ran with the concept that the worst thing that can happen when you ask is no, which puts you back exactly where you started if you had never asked at all. So when my hosting services with Bluehost was up for renewal at the beginning of this month, I figured I had nothing to lose to haggle for a better price.