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Thesis Final Report (long)

A yes q so do you bargain a yes q you also quote a 10

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A: Yes Q: So do you bargain? A: Yes Q: You also quote a 10% less rate? A: No. Actually I bargain around 50%. Q: How do you do that? A: Well we start off at 50percent and the vendor eventually gives us a discount of 20-25percent. It also depends on the time. If you try to bargain in the morning it won’t be so effective whereas if you come around evening (maghrib) or night (closing time) you might easily get a 50% off quoted price.Atleast 30-40% off Q: Where do you live? A: Clifton Q: Do you come here alone or with family and friends? A: Friends and Family 136
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Q: Can you bargain in front of your Family or Friends? A: Yes. No Issues. Q: Do you boast to your family about getting stuff from Sunday bazaar? A: I don’t buy stuff that may seem that I’ve got it from Sunday bazaar. Q: What kind of stuff is excluded? A: Jeans, Shirts, ladies hand bags etc. Previously Shoes too but now only local brands of shoes are available. Q: Do you think bargaining is a necessity or do you do it for entertainment? A: I think it’s a necessity because the vendors always quote a high price. And because we know the market price therefore we would know how much a new levis jeans would cost. For example 3000rs then the used one should not be more than 300rs. Q: Do you come here with a fixed budget? A: No fixed budget or shopping list. We get whatever we like. Q: How do you feel when you buy something at a cheaper price? A: No such feelings because we only buy stuff that we like randomly. No prepurchase decision making. But I know that many people who come here to Sunday bazaar come here with a budget and a shopping list. I think most of the people are from around this locality, someone from Gulshan would never come here. Q: Whats the reason for bringing your friend here? A: The place is new. It’s a completely different experience. Things are not that expensive. The bazaar in itself is different as it is properly constructed. Q: Did you know that Sunday bazaar is Asia’s biggest open air market? A: We had no idea. 137
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APPENDIX C: Retailer Interview Transcripts 138
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Retailer # 1 Gender: Male Age bracket: 40-45 Profession: Selling Used Branded Shirts for Men Assalam-ualkium! We are students of SZABIST and we are conducting a research based on bargaining specifically in open air retail markets like Sunday Bazaar. The interview will take 5- 7 minutes and we will appreciate if you can be a part of this exercise. A: Okay Sure! Can we also record the audio of this interview? A: Yes Q: Since when have you been putting a stall here in Sunday Bazaar? A: It has been almost 6 years now Q: That means that you used to put up a stall in the older version of this bazaar too. Which one do you like more, the older one or the new one? A: If we talk in the context of business, the previous one was a smaller bazaar because of which the public was not in much tension. Now the bazaar has increased in size four times. Previously there were 1100 stalls and now there are 2700 stalls. Now you see there is so much difference Q: We were talking to someone and we found out that the customers find it hard now to
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