This Is How To Do Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

Who loves a good souvenir? Who hates spending an arm and a leg on purchasing said souvenir? 

Bargain shopping while abroad can be one of the most fun and satisfying things you do during your travels. Why?

Because even though, when you do all the monetary conversions, you’re not paying that much in dollars, you want to get a fair price for where you are.

How Can You Try for The Best Bargain?

The key phrases here are, “where are the popular local markets?”, “which markets are best for souvenirs?” and “which markets will allow me to bargain?”

First Rule: Ask The Locals Where They Go

You want to find anything related to markets, night markets, weekend markets, etc. These markets are generally set up outdoors with stall after stall of random commodities.

Don’t act too interested.  If shop owners know you like something, they’ll be less willing to negotiate down on price.  They know that you’ll eventually cave if you show a lot of interest.

Second: Be Nonchalant

Ask the price and expect it to be at least double what they would offer a local.  Yes, double (even triple, depending on the item and how interested you are).

Third: Know Where To Start Your Haggling

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