"Shopping and negotiating" Midoun Tourist Trap Tip by kbl

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  Shops in the Midoun Souks
by kbl

When you are in Jerba (and in the larger part of North Africa) you will find yourself in the game of negotiating the price of any article you may be interested in. This can be quiet a pain, as you seem to have no reference point to define a good price and to know when you are making a deal that is OK.

Unique Suggestions: First thing to do when you come to Djerba is to find a fixed price magasin. These are controlled by government. They may not give the best prices, but they will give you an idea on what regular prices are. Once you know this price, keep it in mind while shopping.

Beware however to talk about these prices, as all other vendors will tell you that they deliver poor quality. This is NOT the case! I've seen a German lady paying 160 Dinar for a chessgame that was sold across the street in the fixed price shop at 14 Dinar.

In Midoun, the largest fixed price shop is called SOYA and is located in the Souks of Midoun. (The shop that sells leather jackets and carpets is not part of the fixed price, even if it is located inside soya)

The shops located inside the hotels may have fixed prices, but don't consider them as a reference point. You'll pay about 50 Dinar (33 Euro) for a tube of suncream.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 23, 2004
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