Sunday, November 20, 2005

Some girls were born to shop. Hannah was born to nap while others shop. We went to the pearl and jade markets today in Guangzhou. Deann was told she could bargain with the clerks. At first she made me do it, which was fine, but later I made her try. When she talked her first purchase down from 300RMB to 180RMB there was no stopping her. She made bargain after bargain and starting coaching others in our group how to get a deal. It is expected for one to bargain for a better price here so while things are cheap to begin with they get cheaper if one bargains. When one makes a counter offer the shop keepers act like the offer is way too little, but they always come down.

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