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haggle at the spice market?

do you haggle at the spice market? any tips are appreciated

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You always bargain in the Middle East. Be pleasant and see what happens. Sometimes it works . . . if you're buying a lot. Also check various stalls before purchasing. Some shops are just more expensive than others. Be sure to get free tastes too. The shops on the side streets are cheaper in general, sometimes a lot cheaper.

Posted by
1078 posts

If you're talking about the market by the train station, my spouse had much better luck in the outside rather than the inside market.

Posted by
74 posts

yes, the small market by the train station. i was just wondering about bringing home spices and maybe candies, do you really haggle on those things? the other "trinkets" they sell, i understand.

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139 posts

The more you are buying the more you haggle. One tour guide said I couldn't haggle over a lira, but I did haggle over 15 people each paying a lira for something and was successful. By the way, the best shopping we did in Turkey was at the grocery store. Great prices on some of the same things we saw at the spice market and Grand Bazaar.

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I had candles taken away at the airport from my carry on bag. No real reason but I had bought them from a monastery in Guatemala for my daughters wedding. Just FYI