If you saved when others didn’t.
If you resisted the temptation to buy a home you couldn’t really afford.
If you refused to run up big balances on your credit cards.
Then it’s OK to be a predator now.
You shouldn’t feel a shred of guilt about driving a hard bargain on cars, collectibles, electronics or anything else you’d like to buy from cash-strapped sellers who didn’t have the same good sense that you did.
Being a nice predator will get you farther than being a mean one.
But expressing sympathy for a seller’s financial plight does not mean you shouldn’t drive a hard bargain.
So don’t hesitate to snap up a foreclosed home or repossessed car.
And don’t feel guilty about buying something that’s more lavish or luxurious than you might have in the past just because it’s so doggone cheap.
You have the cash the sellers need, and in most cases, you have it for a good reason. You were smarter about managing your money than they were.
As I’ve said before: Savers Are The Heros Of The Recession.
This is one of the benefits you’ve earned.