Bargaining Beijing Reviews
Mar 16, 2006
Very important if you are a non-chinese person - bargain! if they see a white man asking them the price, they will not double it, but make it 5 times more. I'm not kidding! don't feel bad to start the bargain at real low prices, don't worry about them, they know what they are doing, and they will sell it only if it's profitable. I think that in the end you'll always pay more than chinese people, so don't feel bad.
If you know a bit of chinese, talk to them in chinese, it will show them you are not green in the country. Also try and notice what other people (chinese) are paying. Beware of the tourist places, i.e. the silk market, where the starting price is more than 5 times more.
And again, don't be afraid to start bargaining with a number which is close to nothing.
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