Top 5 Countries Where Tourists Can Bargain | MojoTravels

Top 5 Countries Where Tourists Can Bargain | MojoTravels


Knowing the value of an item can literally pay off welcome to MojoTravels and today we’re counting down our picks for the top five countries where tourists can haggle are you a fan of our videos be sure to subscribe to mojo travels and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos for this list we’re looking at countries where it’s acceptable for tourists to haggle with local vendors to get the fairest price on their goods number 5 Thailand when you visit one of Bangkok’s famous markets be prepared to negotiate on everything the vendors are sewing while Thai sellers won’t always be as aggressive as those in other countries you still need to employ a certain level of skill to get the best price on an item in Thailand you can expect to knock about half off the asking price of a given item if you’re talented, but if you’re not in it for the thrill of the sale or you don’t have much time to spare 30 percent off is an average discount to hope for it just make sure to keep things friendly and don’t be too greedy. Number 4 Indonesia Bali becomes a more popular destination with every passing year so if you find yourself heading out on an Indonesian vacation be prepared to haggle with the locals across the country haggling is the common way most transactions go down, but the prices will be different depending on if you’re a tourist or a native as a tourist expect to have prices hugely inflated especially in the largest markets and be willing to accept that you’ll have to pay a little more as a foreigner it’s also important to start off negotiations in Bali from a strong position by downplaying how much you want that object of desire number 3 Morocco in the vast bazaars of Marrakech knowing exactly what you want and its real value is the best way to begin bartering the vendors are more than used to tourists and prices are often much higher than the profit margins so it’s key that you understand exactly how much your purchase is worth well nobody really wants to do in-depth research before a vacation outside of what the best hotels and attractions are it will pay off we’re haggling is concerned literally by proving to vendors that you’re not so easily fooled by their high prices you can gain their respect and assure you can settle on a fair final price for your rugs pottery jewelry and other collectibles number 2 China the biggest savings of all can be made in the street markets of Beijing and Shanghai though you’d be frowned upon for trying anything in a supermarket or a chain store if you’re good you can sometimes knock 90% off the asking price of an item and savings like this are far from rare it’s also important to be polite or the deal could go bad fast and to keep a close eye on your currency it’s advisable to keep small notes change and large notes separate from each other because vendors won’t be happy to see you pull out a wad of cash after haggling them down to a much lower price before we unveil our top pick here are a few honorable mentions number one Egypt cities like Cairo are catnip for tourists desperate to see the pyramids and the Sphinx so Egyptian vendors are used to huge crowds of visiting travelers passing through the city streets this means that if you don’t grit your teeth and start haggling you will get ripped off without a doubt sometimes initial prices might be ten times higher than what something is worth, and haggling will not be considered a disrespectful way to get the price down to make sure you get the best deal available learn some Arabic before you head out and don’t try to haggle unless you really really want what’s being offered do you agree with our picks check out this other recent clip from mojo travels and be sure to subscribe and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos [Music] you

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