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A rug trade experience
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1.       caliptrix
3055 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 11:57 am

A rug trade experience in Turkey:

What I Learned Buying a Rug in Turkey by Mitchell Weisburgh.

A nice story for trade education

2.       AEnigmamagnadea
416 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 12:16 pm

I loved this!!! Hehe no wonder traders are so persuasive - their methods clearly work - patience and persistance DO sometimes pay off

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 12:19 pm

Great story! It reminded me of constant traps in Istanbul I must be pretty resistant though as the total number of rugs I´ve bought so far is ZERO lol

4.       sonunda
5004 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 04:48 pm

That´s exactly how we ended up buying a beautiful silk carpet in India having had no intention to buy one whatsoever.I won´t get fooled again!

5.       Trudy
7887 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 05:23 pm

Quoting Daydreamer:

Great story! It reminded me of constant traps in Istanbul I must be pretty resistant though as the total number of rugs I´ve bought so far is ZERO lol



Well, I´m a big, big fool than. I bought not only an expensive carpet but - I later found out - also a much too expensive nargileh in Istanbul. And in several other countries I fell for these tourist traps as well. The only good deal I ever made comparing prices at home was buying a djembe in The Gambia, and maybe even then I paid too much for local prices.

6.       catwoman
8933 posts
 09 Aug 2008 Sat 09:15 am

QUOTING sonunda

That´s exactly how we ended up buying a beautiful silk carpet in India having had no intention to buy one whatsoever.I won´t get fooled again!

 

So does that mean that Indians have the same selling methods? {#lang_emotions_lol}

7.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 09 Aug 2008 Sat 09:26 am

QUOTING catwoman

 

QUOTING sonunda

That´s exactly how we ended up buying a beautiful silk carpet in India having had no intention to buy one whatsoever.I won´t get fooled again!

 

So does that mean that Indians have the same selling methods? {#lang_emotions_lol}

 

 

Global marketing and global sales - that´s what we´ve come to lol

 

Fortunately Polish sellers are unlikely to change their methods - it is them who do you a favour selling something

8.       Trudy
7887 posts
 09 Aug 2008 Sat 09:28 am

QUOTING catwoman

QUOTING sonunda

That´s exactly how we ended up buying a beautiful silk carpet in India having had no intention to buy one whatsoever.I won´t get fooled again!

 

So does that mean that Indians have the same selling methods? {#lang_emotions_lol}

 

Everywhere they have the same methods, including offering tea: Delhi, Jaypur, The Gambia, Columbo on Sri Lanka, Cairo, Luxor etc. Though I never experienced it in Amsterdam... Probable ´we´, the Dutch, are too stingy to offer tea....

9.       catwoman
8933 posts
 09 Aug 2008 Sat 09:38 am

QUOTING Trudy

 

Though I never experienced it in Amsterdam... Probable ´we´, the Dutch, are too stingy to offer tea....

 

{#lang_emotions_laugh_at}

 

10.       sonunda
5004 posts
 09 Aug 2008 Sat 11:34 am

QUOTING Trudy

 

QUOTING catwoman

 

QUOTING sonunda

That´s exactly how we ended up buying a beautiful silk carpet in India having had no intention to buy one whatsoever.I won´t get fooled again!

 

So does that mean that Indians have the same selling methods? {#lang_emotions_lol}

 

 

Everywhere they have the same methods, including offering tea: Delhi, Jaypur, The Gambia, Columbo on Sri Lanka, Cairo, Luxor etc. Though I never experienced it in Amsterdam... Probable ´we´, the Dutch, are too stingy to offer tea....

 

You´re right Trudy-I think they´ve all read the same book!

 

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