Are you afraid to argue with Vietnamese vendors when buying something or you’re a master of haggling? Take a look at some suggestions below. And if you’ve met this before, let’s share your experience! ????
NO bargaining to a price tag on the products
Not every price is negotiable. If something has a price tag on it, the cost is non-negotiable.
You just haggle at market, or souvenirs shop, … etc
USE the local language
It’s so great if the vendor thinks you’re living there and you know the prices you should pay. Try to say some simple phrases such as “Bao nhieu?” (How much?), “Dat qua!” ( Too expensive!), “Ben kia ban re hon!” (The previous shopkeeper sells cheaper than you!)…
KNOW the market prices
Let’s ask the local, neighbors or go for around the market to see the rate of things you want to buy.
Pretend that you do not care about this product anymore. But remember to leave slowly and ask for the lasts price offered.
The better thing is trying not to be interested in this product. The less you don’t want it, the more opportunity you can get it.
BARGAINING when you’ve run out of money
The local vendors are so friendly and love foreigners, you can try to haggle prices and tell them you bring a little money so maybe you will gain compassion from them.