"A truly wonderful custom" Bargaining Tip by tiganeasca

Bargaining, Cairo: 10 reviews and 4 photos

In many, if not most, shops, the owner will serve you before beginning business: he will ask you to be seated and make yourself comfortable; he will offer you a soft drink or tea or.... Honor the custom. Not only is it a lovely custom, but it is a wonderful way to relax and begin the transaction. Besides, no one is under any delusion that the serving of tea will guarantee a good price or even a sale. But it is civilized: something we in the West could learn from (dare I say 'profit from'?)

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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