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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.
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