If you’re not a brand conscious person and you love street shopping, here are some handy tips that will help you buy things at a great price. Women can never be bad at bargaining! You just need to know the right way of doing it. So, the next time you go street shopping, remember these tips…
1. Check the Prices
When you go street shopping make sure you have enough time if you want the best deals. Walk down the entire shopping street marking the products you liked with the prices on a piece of paper. This will help you get the best deal. Try it!
2. Do Not Show the Excitement
Most of us go crazy when we see something unique like a piece of jewellery or other accessories. But control yourself! Try and act normal or you’ll easily be fooled by the vendor. The more excitement you show, the more you will end up paying.
3. Keep Change Ready
After bargaining and successfully reducing the price, make sure you give them the exact change or you will never get your change back. There’s one common line that you will get to hear from all the shop keepers, “Chutta nahi hai madam.” So, it’s best to keep change ready in your bag.
4. Be Friendly
Remember, there are many more shoppers who have visited these vendors before you and have probable bargained a lot, which leaves them irritated. So, you could probably be sweet and avoid any arguments. A calm person can actually surprise them and just out of humanity, they might end up offering you a good price. Don’t forget to thank them after you purchase it and leave with a smile.
5. Tell the Vendor You Will Be Back Soon
Sellers are always looking for customers and if you can be one of those loyal customers, nothing like it! All you need to do is, convince them that you will return for a bigger purchase the next time. This makes them happy.
- Priyam Datta