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Q: Should you bargain when buying fruit at a street stall?

I've always bought fruit from the same vendor just outside my flat and it never occurred to me that I have to bargain until a Chinese friend recently brought it up. Do you all bargain when you buy fruit? China can be so tiring!

8 years 40 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
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Yup...

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I usually just try to level out the price to a yuan by selecting a massive piece of fruit of my choice.

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I normally do, because I see my GF doing it quite succesfully.  Last week end we went for fresh strawberries at a local farm, we wanted 6 kilos for making strawberry flavor wine, and one for us to eat.  The starting price was 10 yuan per kilo, we ended up paying 7 per kilo.

At local stand, at least the "jiao" is not paid.  But basically depends on how much you buy.

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I do, I haggle over the price I can buy fruits and vegs in the market in comparison to their price. I have on occasion had sellers say things about me being a foreigner making foreign  money and shouldn't be getting the Chinese price so I always ask if they are a lao tan, meaning uneducated farmer

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For smaller amounts the price is normally what is posted on the piece of cardboard sitting in the fruit or veg pile. If you want to buy a large quantity you can get a bit of a reduction from my experience.

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last i got was 5 oranges and 3 bananas for 8 quai so thats dirt cheap and seen in supermarket a lot more and when i  just come from hong kong that is pennies.

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