Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Quick Note On Shopping In China

If you see something you like, buy it. Don't expect to see the same thing elsewhere.

Oh, sure....we did see some of the same stuff over and over and over. That was typical of the shops.

But what was most interesting was that the stuff being sold by the vendors accosting us on the street, or near the pier, was unique to each city. In Beijing, they sold embroidered bags and purses we saw no where else.

Same for each of the cities. So if you see it, particularly if it is from a street vendor, and you want it, buy it. Don't wait.

And a little addendum from my husband: Just don't forget to "bargain" for the best price. And just because you want it.... don't appear to be too eager.

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