"lOVED THE SHOPPING AT MARKETS,..." China Tourist Trap Tip by Coolagarry

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lOVED THE SHOPPING AT MARKETS, IN THE STREET ETC. Rolex! watches for $8. Gucci! scarves for $1. Pashmenas! for $3. Terracotta! warriors 15' tall for $1. A shoppers paradise. The opening bids are very high and you will be seriously harrassed. Don't show much of an interest until you have a good idea of the prices (ie. the asking price for the Rolex! watch was $50.) Factory Shops (where your guide will surely take you for his 'present') are extremely expensive although can be reduced by as much as 75% if you bargain hard. Don't be conned but remember that they need the money more than you, so once the deal is made be generous - they really are lovely people.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2002
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