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Haggling is an art form.

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 7 December 2008 | Views [838]

The Tuol Tumpoung Market (commonly known as the Russian Market) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a good place to buy gifts and souvenirs. You can find silks, clothes, pottery, antiques, wood and stone carvings, backpacks, watches, food, and what-have-you.

I put my haggling skills to the test and tried buying silk scarves. The stall attendants flashed out their calculators and punched in the numbers to negotiate for the price. Haggling, I've realized, is not for the faint-hearted; it is a test of patience and resolve.

Good news for people with uncanny haggling abilities: firsthand experience says you can bargain for as much as 50% off (and even get freebies if you buy in bulk).

Tags: cambodia, culture, epiphany, haggling, market, musings, people, phnom penh

 

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