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Unformatted text preview: A: women do more. Q: Why women are more efficient, always women bargain more, why is that so? A: what can I say in Karachi, in this exorbitant era you can see yourself. Q: keeping in mind the high prices, that’s why they bargain? A: yes its costliness. Q: one thing you sell here os for 200 and there at 350? If you fix the price i.e. 200? It’s less for neither of you? A: people don’t buy here directly on fixed prices. Q: if I say how much does this cost, wat will you say? A: I would say yard is for 120 madam. Q: if I say I want it for less? A: I would definitely comment ? Q: for how much would a customer buy this? A: 100… itt cant be discounted more than that. Q: any old customary customers? A: yes there are many boutique people who buy. Q: so you charge them less, that they buy it from you? 148 A: yes I charge them less, but there isn’t much difference between the prices, its hardly 5 to 10 rupees difference. its not like I charge ordinary customers 100 and the regular ones 50. Its just 10-15 rupees difference. Retailer # 8 Gender: Male Age bracket: 25-40 Profession: laces and buttons for women clothes Q: For how many years have you been setting up a stall here? A: for the past seven years Q: What difference do you feel between this bazaar and the old one? A: as time changes, we have to change. In that times, the old bazaar was good but now its good too… God has blessed us with it. We are happy with it Q: You come here every Sunday? Where’s your shop? A: we don’t have a proper shop. We setup stalls in different bazaars, Wednesday bazaar, etc. Q: What do you think was the sale in the old times good or today it is better? A: God is great and has blessed us; it used to be good back then and now it is also good. Q: Is the customer base good? Where is the material from, originally? A: Yes, the customer base is handsome. The material is from China. We get plain cloth from Dubai shopping mall, tariq road; we get it and then we got the cloth further designed (ham karhai karate hain kapre par) and we sell it then. Q: Hand made designs as in it goes to the factory? A: yes. Q: so when people get to bargain, does it affect your profit? A: we got 100-200 and we are happy with it; we earn a good living. Q: Don’t you save too much on a sale? A: no we don’t Q: if we ask how much is this for? A metre? A: every cloth is differently priced; this is 1100, this is 1200. Q: if we ask you to give it for 500, then? A: I won’t sell it then. Q: So how much for would you give it to me? Finally? A: if we ask for 1200, we would finally settle at 1000 Q: Do you have an old and loyal customer base? Do you offer the same rate to them too? A: yes. The same rates to them; much as much I could lower fifty rupees on the total price....
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- Winter '09
- ........., Bargaining, Sunday Bazaar