The 11 ways to get ripped off while shopping overseas


When visiting international vendors, you’re going to want to be well-versed in the ways that you can avoid being ripped off by the local sellers. A good rule of thumb is to always keep your composure. If you start to get mad while haggling, this isn’t going to get you anywhere. Also keep calm whenever you find an item you like, as being too excited can show the vendor that you are more vulnerable and can be easily taken advantage of.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you vocalize your frustration to a vendor in a hostile manner, it is not going to help any haggling situation.
  • Try not to show that you are overly excited about an item. It is best to stay calm and collected.
  • Never trust everything you hear, as most vendors show dishonest tactics in order to gain your trust.
  • Learning a few words in the local language- this works especially well in Thailand- can endear you to vendors and might earn you a better deal.

That attempt at haggling did get me thinking, however, about the various ways travellers get themselves ripped off while they’re trying to shop overseas.

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-11-ways-to-get-ripped-off-while-shopping-overseas-h0zqly


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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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