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Old 07-06-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Flea Market Tactics

While notorious for ripping tourists off, flea markets can offer some great deals. Prices are soft, so haggle.

In fact,, in many countries it is customary for an initial price to be offered by the marketer, and he actually expects you to haggle the price down. Start with a full 50% off and work your way up. Sometimes you'll get a great 30% or 40% reduction by playing this game. Find out what the local custom is before you shop.

I confess I've often gone to the extreme of walking away from a deal. It's fun to watch the marketer chase me down to make a deal. I call it the "extra 10% stroll!"

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