Eid-ul-Adha 2023 is approaching and we can already see the excitement and atmosphere of Qurbani around us. Many of you are already searching for sacrificial animals (qurbani ke janwar). Amidst the preparations, one crucial aspect that demands attention is negotiating the prices of sacrificial animals. Whether you are experienced or new to bargaining, here you will get valuable tips that can help secure the best deal for your Qurbani animal.
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Prices of Sacrificial Animals (Qurbani-ke-Janwar) in Pakistan
Before we see the tips, it is important to know the current rates and their comparison with the last 2 years. For this purpose, we have gathered some useful information. The following are asking prices (median) of the different sacrificial animals that will help you get an idea of market trends.
Keep in mind that these are the median asking prices of sellers on OLX selling the above-mentioned animals. The selling price is lower than the asking price. Also remember that these prices can vary depending upon the animal’s breed, weight, height, and many other factors.
Tips for Negotiating Prices for Qurbani Animals
The following are some special tips for the successfully negotiating the prices of Qurbani animals.
Research Market Prices
Before negotiating, research prevailing market prices by visiting local markets, consulting experienced buyers, and using online resources (like OLX). This knowledge will empower you during negotiations.
Forge a Connection with the Seller
Building a rapport with the seller can work wonders in negotiations. Initiate a friendly conversation, show genuine interest in their animals, and demonstrate respect for their expertise. By establishing a connection, you can enhance your chances of securing a favorable deal.
Observe and Be Patient
Take your time to observe the available animals in the market. Pay attention to their breeds, health, sizes, colors, asking, and selling prices of sellers . Patiently observe the strengths and weaknesses of each animal, that will enable you to make informed decisions and negotiate effectively later on.
Know Your Requirements
Clearly define your preferences and requirements before entering into negotiations. Determine the weight, breed, size, and specific qualities you seek in your sacrificial animal. This clarity will enable you to negotiate with confidence and prevent distractions from influencing your decision-making.
Start with a Fair Offer
To initiate negotiations on the right foot, start with a reasonable offer. Offering an excessively low price may offend the seller and hinder the negotiation process. Begin with a price slightly below your target, allowing room for the seller to counteroffer and start the bargaining dance.
Highlight Areas of Concern
During negotiations, tactfully draw attention to any imperfections or concerns you notice in the animal. This could include physical attributes (color / breed), or age-related factors (donda, choga, chagga, etc.). By highlighting these aspects, you provide valid reasons for negotiating a lower price.
Negotiations can extend beyond the animal’s price. Discuss additional perks such as free delivery or free/discounted accessories (if possible). These extras can add value to your purchase.
Stay Calm and Respectful
Throughout the negotiation process, maintain a calm and respectful demeanor. Losing your temper or being disrespectful can damage the connection you’ve established and lower your chances of reaching a satisfactory agreement. Being professional and courteous will help foster positive interactions.
Be Prepared to Walk Away
Negotiations don’t always go as planned, and it’s important to recognize when it’s time to walk away. Demonstrating a willingness to walk away signifies that you have alternative options and are not desperate. This can create a sense of urgency and encourage the seller to present a more favorable offer.
Honor Tradition and Etiquette
Respect local customs and traditions during negotiations. Adhere to marketplace norms, practice patience, and be mindful of cultural sensitivities. By doing so, you not only embody the spirit of the festival but also foster positive interactions with the sellers.
Why Choose OLX to Buy Sacrificial Animals?
OLX offers a vast selection of sacrificial animals for Qurbani, providing thousands of options based on type, breed, location, and prices. It’s a convenient platform to browse and connect directly with sellers, making it easier to find the perfect animal that meets your requirements. From goats to cows and camels, OLX opens up a world of possibilities for those seeking sacrificial animals, offering a modern and accessible way to make their purchase.
Sellers will always try to extract the maximum from you. It is therefore important to negotiate with them. Some buyers who are not good at bargaining or not bothered end up paying a lot more than what they should.
Remember that this trend can jack up the prices and make it difficult for low-income buyers to buy a good animal at a budget-friendly price as the sellers know they can sell their animals at higher price to people who don’t negotiate much. So, do negotiate even if you like the asking price. Otherwise, the person who cannot afford that price may find it difficult to buy a sacrificial animal.
By following these concise tips, you can negotiate Qurbani animal prices effectively. Remember, negotiating is not just about getting a good deal but honoring the spirit of sacrifice and embracing the joyous atmosphere of Eid ul Adha.
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