Does anybody else hate bartering when they are traveling?
I sure do. I think it’s fun the first time, then pretty quick it gets frustrating. I found that I just got over the shop keepers trying to rip me off and thinking all tourists are just the dumbest people on the planet.
I mean they are dumb, but they do google. No one just jumps on a plane without researching the heck of the destination.
But for those who don’t know how bad it can be, you can literally buy a ‘Mimco’ purse for $5, after bartering, in which the shop keeper will try to sell it for $75.
We were born in Australia, not yesterday mate.
I do however have a hot tip for anyone who is over bartering which I came across in my last trip to Bali. It is actually genius.
I was in a shop and there was another tourist bartering, and managed to land a pretty hot deal. As soon as she left, I jumped in with the same product to which the shop keeper had to sell to me for the same price as he knew I overheard the whole conversation. I did not have to barter at all.
So i grabbed my $3 Christian Dior sunnies sand took of after my bartering minion, to get as many deals out of her as I could. It was brilliant.
Free advice. You’re welcome.