"Shopping!!" Beijing Tourist Trap Tip by HannahCronin

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If you go to Beijing, you have to buy some souviniers from the hawkers. But be warned, they will give you ridiculously high prices.

Unique Suggestions: Here are the ultimate bargaining tips:
Always start lower than you want, at least a fifth of the original price
If your bargaining doesn't work, start walking away slowly. The hawkers will call you back and ask for a lower price
Wave your arm in a random direction and say they sell it cheaper there
Just grab the item, give them the money without change and walk off
Most importantly, don't be embarresed to bargain! They expect you to!
It is also a good idea to bargain with their calculator

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  • Written May 10, 2008
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