Bargaining in Asia: tips and tricks
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:
- The superstition over the first sale of the day and how it’s phrased in Cantonese and Thai.
- The term that Indians for overcharging travelers is called the “Skin Tax.”
- When to get discounts in the non-haggling culture of Japan.
Have you negotiated over a purchase at a market? Please share your stories in the comments.