Deals are great. Deals make you money. Simple deal making skills will serve you time and time again. You need to learn to be bold, to ask for more, to trade what you have for what you want.
Here is an example of successful deal making in action. Kyle MacDonald from Montreal, Canada, traded his way from one single red paperclip to a house in the space of nine months. You can read more at http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/, but essentially this is how he did it: