Haggling is an important part of retail therapy

It happened all too quickly at the Yashow Markets, haggling with Lilly the sales rep.

Lilly – States asking price.
T – Politely laughs in her face.
T – States prefered buy price (half of what Lilly’s asking).
Lilly – Laughs sarcastically, curses loudly in Mandarin (I think), then leans in and quietly brings her price down to something a little less ridiculous.
T- Shakes head, and starts walking away.
Lilly – Calls me back and asks for my ‘real price’
T – Requests something a tiny bit higher than initial buy price
Lilly – Pretends to cry poor.
T – States that the last buy price is final
Lilly –Accepts, but ‘only because we are friends’
T – Goes to the ATM, and gets out original buy price amount only, comes back to Lilly and says ‘this is all I have so can’t afford to pay for the goods today’
Lilly – More cussing in Mandarin, then reluctantly takes the money.

I’m the new owner of an Olympus U8000 Tough camera – water, shock, and weather proof 🙂

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Daniela
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 05:27:10

    YAY! I hope that was a pressie for me.. hahhahahah so funny. How are you chica? I want a ‘personal email soon’.


  2. Daniela
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 05:28:17

    This story reminds me of Thailand. LOL


  3. dalethesnail
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 03:40:56

    That’s great! Just watch out you don’t take it any deeper than about 30cm of water. 😛


  4. Tiara in Transit
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 11:50:06

    I do want to test out the 10M..but my feets always touching the sand anyway, that’s only like 165cm. and thats only if I drop the camera in the water. I dont think Ill ever need to use the camera to its full capacity.I just wanted the cool features. just in case Im ever in a -10 degree environment (yeah right!)


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