"Trainers & CD's" Khao San Road Tip by ChrisRodwell
Khao San Road, Bangkok: 18 reviews and 17 photos
Koh San road is lined with stalls selling t-shirts and cd's - they are all the same stuff, so i wouldn't say worrying as to whether buying from one is better gear than the other. Copied discs of all your favourite music albums are available for 100 baht (£1) so stock up here (although you may find them cheaper if you are heading to Vietnam or Cambodia soon after) - the one thing is that you MUST BARTER!! It's expected, all part of the fun.
For most tourists, the price of goods is going to be really cheap anyway - but just make sure when you are haggling that you don't insult them by trying to make a purchase for a stupidly low figue like 5p or something - which you can firnd yourself doing - let them earn a living and don't squabble over it too much.
This isn't to say that you can't some proper little contests with them over who's gonna win! The key is to walk away, as they immediately come after you with a lowered 'final' price. The thing to remember is that there is no final price, but when they have refused to go any lower, and you stand there saying you will only take it for this set price, then walk away - if they don't follow you then you know that is the cheapest they are going to sell it for.
What to buy: CD's, T-Shirts, rings, watches (fake rolex about £7), nice furniture - lamps, wooden carvings. The night market is awesome and everything is so cheap, that it would make sense to look at buying a load of stuff and just sending it back to england
What to pay: CD Albums 100baht (£1)
Diesel / Stussy (fake) T-Shirts 100baht
Diesel Trainers (fake) £8
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