Anyway, I wanted some pens etc and grabbed a couple of packs, and asked if there was any discount available (at $45 it wasn't exactly a big sale!), and the sales assistant instantly gave me 10% off; no haggling, no whining, just a polite request and polite response. I just wanted to remind people that discounts are very often available - just ask.
* just in case it's not easily visible, the shoe has a "tip jar"... I'm not just trying to tantalise the boys. O r girls.