Street shopping is a talent that not everyone has. One should know the art of bargaining and have patience while doing so!
Getting the things on your own prices is the biggest satisfaction you can ever have while street shopping.
Malls and shopping complexes have its own joys of shopping, but street shopping crisps and perks are best experienced in India only!
Here are the Must Know Things When Going For Street Shopping!!
9. You should have change always!
Don’t just keep the 500/- or 1000/- notes with you, carry some change like 100/-, 50/- or 10/- bucks changes!
Sometimes shopkeepers try to trick you with no change excuses!
8. Start bargaining from 50% less!
If shopkeeper says 600/- bucks you keep it at 300/- then slowly and steadily move your way up. Crack the best deal at 400/- or maximum 450/-! It’s worth!!
7. Try to shop in the morning!
Shop in the morning just for the reason that you will get the streets less crowded and all the shopkeepers want to make their first sales.
6. You should have the list of ‘what to buy’ always!
Make a list, don’t waste your time and buy just anything! People who have no list and planning of what to buy end up buying useless and stupid stuff!
5. Enjoy your street shopping! It’s amazing!
You will get so many hawkers selling the variety of foods. Taste it and keep shopping!
Likewise malls, no one will stop you to enter their shop while eating. Keep eating and shopping. That’s enjoyment!!
4. Never show that you are dying to buy the things!
Never show that you are so much interested in buying that thing. Once shopkeeper comes to know that you really need that thing, your bargaining will be dumped there itself!
3. Always carry your own bag!
Handling small packets and bags will be tougher for you or you might lose something while shopping! Keep a bag with you for safe street shopping!
2. Most important thing- Check for defects always!
Whatever you are buying always check everything. It’s stitches, stuff, quality or the quantity etc.
Not all, but many street shops do not provide bills. So, exchange and return have no space in street shopping!
1. It’s street shopping, still be polite to the shopkeepers!
Shopkeepers are not perfect salespersons, not much educated and sophisticated like the salespersons at Adidas, Puma, Lifestyle!
Try to cope up with them, stay polite and mannered! They are humans too!