6 Rules To Bargaining In India

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6 Rules To Bargaining In Indian Bazaars Jan 13, 2011
Rules Good To Know Whilst Shopping At Market Bazaars in India

1) Speak English - they understand.

2) Slash the price of the item you want by 80 per cent, then bargain until you reach an agreeable price, otherwise leave.

3) You will be harassed by peddlers wherever you go. If you do not intend to buy, avoid eye contact and keep walking. Keep in mind though, sometimes lone peddlers might offer better prices than small shops selling the same thing.

4) Avoid air-conditioned tourist traps. Though comfortable, some hike up the price by about four times from the starting price of bazaar shops!!

5) Buy in bulk or as a group to negotiate a better price.

6) Don't get over-excited - if the first place you go to doesn't seem reasonable, there's always 100 other shops to bargain at.


- Johri Bazaar lies just beyond the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. Though there are shops selling apparel here, jewellery in silver and gold is sold in abundance, along with silverware.

- Nehru Bazaar in Jaipur is where you go to if you want to look at everything from textiles and perfumes to marble trinkets and art work.

- Chandhi Chowk in Old Delhi, is one of the most well-known wholesale bazaars in India and is over 300 years old. It will be incredibly crowded here but you're looking for a variety of clothing at wholesale prices, this is the place to visit.

- Janpath is right across from the New Delhi's famous Connaught Place. It's budget traveller heaven here as things are cheap, not just in the shops but also at the flea market outside, which sells almost anything you can think of including furniture, footwear, jewellery, clothing and home decor items.

Enjoy your Shopping !!
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Jesse1 says:
Thanks for the tips, are leather and animal products tabo in India?
Posted on: Dec 04, 2011
beetles108 says:
Hey, good tips & bazaar info ha. Thanks :)
Posted on: Jan 13, 2011
trippin_jen says:
interesting.. you've been there?
Posted on: Jan 13, 2011
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