Louis, played by Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places, is trying to earn some cash by selling is premium Swiss sports watch, but the Philadelphia owner isn’t seeing its value. Louis reluctantly agrees to sell for well below the original price.
Just Go With It: Negotiation Scene
Maggie (Bailee Madison) negotiates a deal with Danny (Adam Sandler) when he asks her to act like his daughter. This scene does a great job opening a discussion for consumer/producer surplus in a principles class (or economic rent in a labor class).
Parks & Rec: Market Power
I was watching Parks & Rec with a friend one night and came across this great clip that showed market power of monopolies. Ron & Co. originally reserved 22 white vans from the local rental company for Leslie’s campaign. Right before voting day, the rental agency opted to rent the vans to someone else. A negotiation ensues.