Log In Sign Up

How to haggle


Forum: Traveling Mommies

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Traveling Mommies LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
April 25th, 2010, 06:22 AM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 66,539
Send a message via MSN to Carwen*Angel
I have had a look for some travellers' guides on the internet and thought I would post a weekly how-to and also link it in the tips and resources thread.

This week, how to haggle!
Is it something you do when shopping in the markets abroad? Is it something you think of yourself as being good at? If not, perhaps you could pick up some tips here, and if you are perhaps you could add them to this thread.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/co...n-holiday.html
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #2  
April 26th, 2010, 03:38 AM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 66,539
Send a message via MSN to Carwen*Angel
I'm terrible at this really!! though I have read/watched a lot of things with advice on it!
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #3  
April 26th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 11,402
I'm pretty bad at haggling. The only place I've ever done it at was in Jamaica at an open air market for a bongo drum for my BIL. I had seen it and made note of the price marked on it and went back later not carrying more cash than $15 less than the price marked on it. I told the guy it was all of the money I had and I was about to go back to the cruise ship for the day and would he consider giving me the drum at that price. He wanted $5 more than what I had and I emptied my pockets to show him I didn't have anymore money. He said $5 more or no drum. I turned to walk away. Suddenly, the drum was the price I offered to pay for it.

Normally I'm too intimidated to try haggling because I get pissed off if someone tells me no
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
April 27th, 2010, 03:02 AM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 66,539
Send a message via MSN to Carwen*Angel
Lol it just shows you doesn't it! Has it made you more confident to try it again?
__________________



Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0