When you travel to a place, shopping needs is indispensable. In Hanoi, price challenging and bargaining when shopping at the market seem to become a consumer behavior. But how to buy items without fear of being bought at an unfair price is not well known, especially for tourists. During your trips in Hanoi, you should pay attention to some things when shopping at the markets or street stores.
When shopping at a certain place, you should look at the attitude of the seller, if you have just paid the price and the seller laugh and agree immediately, it means that you have been bought at very unfair price. If you pay a lower price than they can sell, they will let you go without soliciting; conversely, if the seller keeps negotiating, especially begging, you need to keep a resolute attitude because they want to add more price as much as they can.
If you can assess through the attitude of sellers, by contrast, experienced sales people also easily know the ulterior motive of you. If you express too excited and give praise to the items it will be no doubt that you will hardly can pay the price when you are interested in buying it, especially when the item was sold in the same booth area. Try to postpone the rapture, however, it does not mean that you disparage the outfit to pay the price down. You will likely see “counter-productiveness”.
A lot of sellers are willing to fix enthusiastically for customers who really want to buy, therefore, do not hesitate to ask the suitable price to buy it. If you see too many items and constantly ask the price, the seller will also be very apathetic with you. Besides, you should keep peaceful, patient and happy attitude to pay the price. If sellers feel friendly with you, then surely they will give you a good price. Moreover, do not hesitate to put the item down and refer the price in a few places before deciding. Sometimes, that the same item has 100 thousand price difference in two near stores is normal. There is a simpler way, wait for other buyers asking and pay the price in order to assess challenging levels of that shop. When shopping, you should consider quality before buying. With clothes, for example, you should pay attention to seams, fabric, new or old products, these are the easiest factors to evaluate product quality and price.
Especially, according to Vietnamese spirituality, the customer who first enter the store is very important. If handseling is swift and favorable, the whole day will be very easy to trade, and vice versa. Thus, many businessmen set a special price for the person who handsel. If you are the first guest, you can buy products at good prices. Furthermore, it is important for you to build good and friendly relations with shop owners to be bought at a good price and quality assurance.
Last but not least, if you can spend more time going shopping, the street stores or night markets are the most suitable place for you with the most appropriate price if you are a lover of shopping and have excellent bargaining skills. It should be noted that, for foreign visitors, salespeople always sell higher price compared to Vietnamese people, therefore, when shopping, you should pay attention to buy products at a price that you feel appropriate. Do not expect too much on buying the products having the same price as natives. If visitors only spend a short time in Hanoi and have little time to go shopping, you can go to the supermarket or shopping mall where there are many products with different prices depending on the items and quality that customers want. The shopping experience will help your trip in Hanoi a lot more enjoyable.