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All My Hard Bargaining For Nothing

Ju Hee Lim from Korea

As I was leaving, he grabbed me and said, "Okay. Forty-five dollars." Delighted, I decided to buy the jacket.

Jackets for sale
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The vendor added that if I paid in cash, he would give me a discount-ten percent off the fixed price
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I went to the Dong Dae Moon Market in order to buy a jacket. It is a very famous market in Korea where there are a lot of small clothing shops.

I looked all around and finally found a captivating jacket. When I asked the price, the vendor said, "Seventy dollars." He added that if I paid in cash, he would give me a discount-ten percent off the fixed price.

I thought that the price was too expensive and started to leave. As I was leaving, he grabbed me and said, "Okay. Forty-five dollars."

Delighted, I decided to buy the jacket. I was so happy because I had haggled twenty-five dollars off of the price.

However, when I got home and tried on my new jacket, I realized that something was wrong with it. It had a pocket that wouldn't open. I was speechless and looked at it in amazement. The next day, I had to return the jacket and get a refund, so all my hard bargaining came to nothing.

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Bargaining is a Game | Exerience Makes It Easier | I Like Bargaining for Goods
At First It Was Fun | A Discount for Me and Customers for Him
Bargaining is Not for Me | A Good Time to Bargain
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