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Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

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Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

ShoppingToursShanghai is quite highly rated (#3 Sight Seeing Shanghai).

But it is also quite expensive.

I looked for some other shopping tours.

This one seems to be quite cheap:

shanghaihighlights.com/shanghai-day-trips/sh…

(It's the same company like chinahighlichts.com)

Does anyone have experiences with these guides?

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1. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

why don't you go to the mkts on your own? believe me, every hotel will know. and every taxi driver.

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2. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

As far as shopping is concerned do it yrself rather than to rely on tour.They most like will bring u to shops where they will make a handsome commission.Besides its not that difficult to reach the popular shopping destinations.

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3. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

If you want to take a shopping tour I would go with Shopping Tours Shanghai - it's run by expats who know what appeals to foreigners and know how to bargain - more importantly no commissions from vendors for bringing people to their shops. I have yet to have a Chinese guide that doesnt try to bring me to a shop so they can get a kickback. Even when we have specifically told them not to. (as a side note our Tibetan guide in Lhasa did not do this - nice surprise)

You can shop without taking a tour of course.

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4. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

If you just want to take a shopping tour , you can definately do yourself in Shanghai.

Maybe you should let us know which you are interested to shop then we can suggest you which areas/markets you can head for.

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5. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

you can actually shop by yourself, there are quite a lot of markets in shanghai, for example:

tailor- made clothing: south the bund fabric market

clothing market: qi pu road market

copies: 580, west nanjing road or a.p plaza next to shanghai science & technology museum ( metro line 2)

antique: dong tai road antique market

boutique clothing: chang le road, xinle road, julu road

.....

you can check like smartshanghai.com or shanghaiexpat.com, those forums/webstie will mention lots of shopping places is shanghai. one thing you need to do it BARGAIN!

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6. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

Thanks for your replies.

Of course, I have already looked up some important shopping markets/places. But I've wondered about the many positive comments for Shopping Tours Shanghai. Maybe they never tried to google or had only a few days in Shanghai? (I am 14 days there.)

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7. Re: Alternative for ShoppingToursShanghai

sometimes people just choose the way they think will be very easy for them to do since sometimes people don't really have a lot of time, and some people don't really know or like bargaining, that's what i guess;)

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