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A Discount for Me and Customers for Him

EunJin Kim from Korea

I begged him to give me a discount and said I would tell everyone I knew about his shop if he gave me a discount.

High-heeled shoes
Photo: "Shoes and More Shoes" by Jae Michie
I wanted to buy high-heeled shoes with seven-centimeter heels, but I couldn't find the shoes I had my heart set on.

Two months ago in Korea, I went to "Dong-Dae Moon" market, a famous clothing market in Korea. I wanted to buy high-heeled shoes with seven-centimeter heels, but I couldn't find the shoes I had my heart set on.

Disappointed, I decided to leave, but just then I found the shoes I wanted. To my despair, I was disappointed to see that, unfortunately, they were very expensive. They cost about 20,000 won (twenty dollars). However, I began to bargain with the vendor over the price of the shoes. I asked how much they were, and he replied 78,000 won.

I told him they were too expensive and said that I had heard about these shoes from my friend who had bought them much cheaper. When he heard that, he looked very embarrassed. I begged him to give me a discount, winking at him. I said I would tell everyone I knew about his shop if he gave me a discount. The vendor, a young man, smiled at me and gave me a discount, so I bought the high-heeled shoes. As I promised, I told everyone about his shop. As a result, I became a regular customer, and the shop got new customers.

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