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Unformatted text preview: A: (Wife) In Karachi various markets have different rates so if we get good price then we are satisfied Q: Do you visit other shopping markets? Open air markets? A: Yes we visit various shopping markets and we don’t visit other open air markets since we are working on weekdays and it depends upon our duty. We have duties on Sunday too Thank you so much for your time! Respondent # 44 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 Gender: Male Age bracket: 24 Profession: Banker 114 Q: Firstly, what area do you live in? A: I live in Clifton Q: Since when have you been visiting Sunday Bazaar? A: 2-3 years Q: and how frequently do you visit Sunday Bazaar? A: for the past 6-7 months I have been coming almost every Sunday Q: What do you buy from here? A: I do grocery shopping and buy things for my home… Anything Q: Do you visit the second hand side of this market too? A: Yes Q: What do you buy for yourself from there? A: I don’t buy anything for myself from the second hand market Q: Why do you come to this market specifically? A: It’s cheap (reasonably priced) Q: There are so many other markets too… A: Nope… In Defence this is where you get the lowest priced vegetables/fruits. Q: This is your opinion only? A: I don’t know much… Sunday Bazaar is also a good time pass Q: and what do mean by time pass? A: Just like that…roaming around… What should a person do on Sunday? Come here with friends, have fun and in the meanwhile buy vegetables too. Q: Do you visit both sides of the market, that is, used and un-used? A: The stuff here is useless.. The shirts etc are terrible over here… for them Zainab market is the best place Q: Do you know that a lot of retailers from Zainab market put up their stalls over here? A: Yes I do know…but they are very few.. this market is huge… we have to roam around to find them Q: So, I’m assuming that you just come here to shop for household grocery items. Do you know that there is a rate sheet available for the grocery items? A: Yes I use that Q: Do you bargain? A: No I don’t. I just follow the rates on the rate sheet Q: Normally would you bargain on other items? A: Not that much Q: In other words, you do it sometimes? A: I would just say that lower the price if the thing is good. If the retailer does it then its good Q: Would you go home and tell others about what you’ve bought and at what price? A: Yes I would Q: You won’t feel embarrassed even if you buy second hand item?...
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- Winter '09
- ........., Bargaining, Sunday Bazaar