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At the bazaar

Colourful markets and bazaars are among the highlights of every journey. Haggling wants to be learned, though.

  • Do only haggle if you are really interested in buying something: Haggling is a way of communication as well as a game. Be fair. The more you smile while haggling, the more fun it will be. If you accept the first-mentioned price with a grim face, you will loose money and will not be a good partner for a fair business trade.

  • At oriental bazaars, a glass of tea is part of the ritual. Accepting it won't oblige you to buy anything.

  • Many street hawkers are extremely poor. They often have clear minimum prices. Don't haggle mercilessly for every cent.

  • If you don't like haggling, you better buy in shops with fixed prices.
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