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November 19, 2012

Bargaining in Asia: tips and tricks

A fabric vendor and traveler at a market in Luang Prabang, Laos.

A fabric vendor and traveler at a market in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Joaquin Uy / Flickr

It’s a well-worn practice the world over: customers and vendors talking price. CNNGo tackled this issue in a post titled How to bargain: the ultimate guide to scoring a deal in the markets of Asia.

Many of the tips will be familiar to experienced vagabonders: shop around, be polite, and be ready to walk away. What makes the article special is the little details about particular destinations. Some examples:

Have you negotiated over a purchase at a market? Please share your stories in the comments.

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Category: Money Management, Notes from the collective travel mind, Travel Bargains

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