When shopping at outdoor markets overseas, you should always bargain! Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel told me how to get the best prices when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo.
Seth told me that merchants just make up a price -- they expect you to bargain. If you're in a store with price tags, it may be less easy to bargain. But if you're in a touristy place with souvenirs, it never hurts to ask. Offer half the price and see what they say. You can also just walk away -- the merchant will usually yell out a better price to entice you to come back and purchase the items.
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And for more advice on affordable globetrotting, see Seth's frugal travel tips:
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