previous entries involving haggling. I was in the Philippines a while back to look for some t-shirts in Greenhills Shopping Center and I had a conversation that sort of went like this:
Me: (pointing to a shirt on the table and speaking Tagalog with a thick American accent)
(translation: "how much is this?")
Shopkeeper: "250 pesos"
(or roughly 6 US Dollars)
Me: ".......Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh, how about 200 pesos?"
(trying to fake a Filipino accent)
Shopkeeper: "250 pesos."
Me: (nodding my head and rubbing my chin)
"What if I buy more? Can I get the shirts for 200 each if I buy two?"
Me: "Ok, 225 pesos per shirt. Final offer."
Me: "Interesting...........How about if I'm willing to go up to 475 for both shirts?"
Shopkeeper: "500 for two shirts"
Me: (pretending to think)
(holding up a t-shirt and pretending to examine the quality)
color's faded and the material isn't that good.......are you sure you can't go any lower?"
Shopkeeper: "550 pesos for both shirts"
Me: "Ok crazy lady: you drive a hard bargain, but it's a deal."
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