|grrinder, tea stall, old delhi, delhi, april 2012|
I come here every day. At the beginning it was by coincident. And I complained. Complained so well that they gave me the tea for a cheaper prize. Much later they still gave me the cheaper prize even though I knew it was indeed the real one they told me.
It was not that much money. ridiculous less. 1 rupees but you are proud, of you achievement in bargaining.
|boel, tea stall, old delhi, delhi, april 2012|
Bargaining is not a western concept. In the west you have fixed prized. That’s it. The value of an item determined by the seller. The buyer maybe over a couple of steps involved within that. The prize evaluates something, gives it value. Higher prize higher value.
Bargaining describes more space. There is a price just a starting point. The end point determined by the seller and the buyer. Thereby the value depends on a numerous factors, appearance, common value, personal interest and personal ability such as communication skills, determination and pretentiousness.
|poster, old delhi, delhi, april 2012|
|man, tea stall, old delhi, delhi, april 2012|
I do not buy often something. Actually hardly. Not because above, not because I do not like anything. Just cause I am not a buyer. I don’t get super excited and suddenly this activist overcomes my life. Also I do not have space. Already my luggage is too heavy.
Anyway last time I bought in the main bazar in new delhi, the tourist spot and apparently most dangerous and greedy lace of delhi shows. Sandals. I wanted to have them since 5 years. But none of my indian girls brought them to me. So I bought them.
We talked, we smiled, we fought. I almost wanted to go. He held me back. Some more negotiation. After half an hour he smiled, I smiled, we shacked hands. I am sure he thought like me that we both made a good deal.
|mads, tea stall, old delhi, delhi, april 2012|
|phonestore, tea stall, old delhi, delhi, april 2012|