Marrakesh Local Custom Tips by vtveen
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Bargaining will start soon
When buying something in the souk, kasbah or shops, it is obvious you will have to bargain. It looks like buying crafts or gifts is not done without haggling. It seems a little bit like an auction and one should NEVER offer a price if you are not really interested in buying something.
Be aware: if you offer a price, you are obliged to pay (and buy) if the shopkeeper agrees.
Before starting the game of bargaining keep in mind the absolute maximum price you are willing to pay. It’s also good to know that the shopkeeper’s first price is not a guide to how low he will go. They are all different; sometimes they will go to ten percent of the original quote, others may not budge much. If the price stays above your maximum, stop bargaining, walk away (perhaps you get another lower offer) and try it somewhere else.
I have to admit my bargaining skills are not that good and I often feel still having paid too much after the ‘game’.
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