Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Great Bargaining Game

A friend of mine has written a beautiful piece on Bargaining in Bombay. A lot of what she said is applicable to Cairo too.

So for those of you who are fed up / jaded / disgusted / exhilarated ......... by bargaining in Egypt, this is quite an interesting article to read.

Here's an excerpt to get you interested enough to click the link below :)

So I sat down to explain it to my American friend. I said, shopping in India is a state of mind, a game that you play. To treat this overcharging-bargaining game as a personal insult, or worse, to think of yourself as a victim because this doesn't happen in your country, is just totally missing the point.

Read the entire article on Deepa's blog : Mumbai Magic

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