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I'm interested in haggling. One thing I wonder about is where it's actually a local practice, and where it's been introduced because tourists expect to bargain for everything. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 07:07, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)
 
I'm interested in haggling. One thing I wonder about is where it's actually a local practice, and where it's been introduced because tourists expect to bargain for everything. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 07:07, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)
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: Bargaining is or was the default mode everywhere -- fixed prices were regarded as a wild and dangerous innovation when first introduced.  Tourists are mostly responsible for opportunistic price-gouging, like tuk-tuk drivers in Thailand asking for silly prices when they see a ''farang'' climb on board when they'd never get away with this if it was a local. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 07:29, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)

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I'm interested in haggling. One thing I wonder about is where it's actually a local practice, and where it's been introduced because tourists expect to bargain for everything. --Evan 07:07, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Bargaining is or was the default mode everywhere -- fixed prices were regarded as a wild and dangerous innovation when first introduced. Tourists are mostly responsible for opportunistic price-gouging, like tuk-tuk drivers in Thailand asking for silly prices when they see a farang climb on board when they'd never get away with this if it was a local. Jpatokal 07:29, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)

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