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10 Costs You Should Always Negotiate

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 26, 2012, used cars are seen at a car lot in Roseville, Calif. A new law taking effect July 1 will require car dealers to mark vehicles with a bright red warning sticker if they are listed in a national database as junk, salvage or inundated during floods. Dealers can also raise the fee they can charge for titles and registrations from $55 to $80.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Tuesday, June 26, 2012, used cars are seen at a car lot in Roseville, Calif. A new law taking effect July 1 will require car dealers to mark vehicles with a bright red warning sticker if they are listed in a national database as junk, salvage or inundated during floods. Dealers can also raise the fee they can charge for titles and registrations from $55 to $80.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

With unemployment rising and the likelihood of a raise dwindling, Americans are looking for ways to cut costs across the board.

Unfortunately, many of us overlook the handful of blind payments, like cable and Internet service, that we make each month and don't look twice at the fees on our bank statements. While the idea of haggling can seem daunting, just asking 'What can you do for me?' can often snag you a better deal. Even the FTC assures consumers that mortgages, like anything else, are products, which means their rates are most likely negotiable.

Often, if you gain the trust of the sales rep with the assurance that you're a good customer, he or she will be more likely to shave down extra costs.

Check out our list of 10 things you should always negotiate. After all, you'll never know if you don't try!

10 Costs You Should Always Negotiate