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Bartering with products?

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Bartering with products?

I was reading some online articles and blogs about navigating the souks.

Someone suggested negotiating the price by not only lowering it but also offering "gum, LCD flashlights and small tools".

What are your thoughts on it?

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1. Re: Bartering with products?

I can buy a rechargeable LCD flashlight in Morocco for about 12-15dh, so if you think you can get them cheaper elsewhere to bring to Morocco to barter (and still win out of the deal), then have a go. ;)

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2. Re: Bartering with products?

Whoever the 'someone' was obviously has no idea about price negotiations! Gum? The kiosks are awash with these products and cheaper than in Paris! And there are many, many hardware stores too. Negotiate the opening asking price with a sense of humour and a smile on your face and hope for the best. A stall or shop owner will never sell at a loss of course but you can usually achieve an agreement which suits you both. If you are happy with your purchase then the seller will be too. It's a win-win situation when handled appropriately.

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