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Unformatted text preview: A: Yes I do. They themselves take me to bargain for them Q: Do you think that you are a good bargainer? A: Yes I believe I am Q: and your friends believe the same? A: Yes they take me along to bargain for them wherever they go Q: Tell me what are the qualities that a good bargainer should have? A: Well no matter how much the retailer quotes don’t agree to it. Pretend that it is very expensive if you have to. Q: Let’s say I am selling a shirt for Rs. 1000, how much would you buy it for? A: Well I would pretend that the shirt is expensive even if it is for Rs.2000 at a Nike store. How much I will buy it for? I will ask him to quote a last price for it and whatever he says I will at least quote Rs. 100 less than that Q: So when you like a shirt, how do you start a conversation with the retailer? A: I greet him well with “Salam Dua”. I ask him his name, his age and then tell him that he is my brother and then I start bargaining for it Q: Are females better bargainers than males? A: That is confusing… females do it but mostly it is the “aunties” (older age) ones. The younger lot doesn’t bargain but the younger males can do it. Males are better bargainers as females start crying for it. They go like “give it” and the retailer just gives in. Males do proper bargaining Q: Don’t you think that the way females bargain, according to you, is more effective? A: No it is not since it all becomes a drama Q: Has it ever happened that you’ve bought something from here and you find it somewhere else at a lower price? A: No it has never happened and it won’t ever happen. I look around first then buy something Q: How does it feel when you buy something at a very low and reasonable price (after bargaining)? A: “Mufta”… (I got it for free) Q: So do you consider youself as a good bargainer? A: No I don’t think so that I am a good bargainer Q: Do you buy fruits and vegetables from here? A: No. We buy that from a place near our home Q: Do your parents come here? 112 A: They come here sometimes but I come with friends Q: So if I conclude why do you come here? A: You could say for entertainment and “mufta” (to buy at low rates). It is also an outing for my friends and me and also a shopping experience Q: Do you tell your family and friends at social gatherings that you’ve bought a certain item from here on which you were given a compliment on? A: Yes I do and I don’t feel embarrassed at all now. Previously I used to but now Sunday Bazaar is not what it used to be Q: Do you think the retailer is now smart? A: Yes I think he is because he sees that his customers are all coming from areas like Defence. So accordingly they have revised their prices. What they used to give for Rs.10 is now for Rs....
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- Winter '09
- ........., Bargaining, Sunday Bazaar