The Beggar 空头许愿
Identification A negotiation keeps turning to the subject of the other party’s problems. You hear how he is really having trouble at his company, and how badly he needs your business. He promises that the next time you negotiate, he’ll gibe you a break if you give him one now.
Note Promises are easy. Performance is difficult. This kind of negotiating tactic takes the deal away from the professional arena. This tactic loses more often than it wins.
Solution Tell the other side that unless they want to negotiate two deals at once, including the future one where they make major concessions, you are not interested. It may seem hard-hearted, but negotiating is a professional skill. Negotiators have to behave professionally, period.