18 responses

  1. mark
    June 5, 2013

    I don’t mind bargaining, wife hates it. So she shops and I bargain. It’s a good combination aside from the fact it’s my wallet too!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      June 6, 2013

      Ha ha, well at least you’ve got a system!

  2. Kumar
    June 5, 2013

    Great tips that really do work. First sale of the day is very important here in Nepal. It signals good fortune for the rest of the day.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      June 6, 2013

      First sale beats the last sale of the day everyday

  3. Anna’s World
    June 5, 2013

    Really helpful tips. I’m terrible at bargaining but this I think could work. I just don’t like the idea of anyone telling me that I’m being too mean.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      June 6, 2013

      I’ve never heard of someone being accused of being too mean. Try to the point you are comfortable with

  4. Amy
    June 5, 2013

    I always like to appeal to people’s lighter side. Adding in a joke or asking about their family.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      June 6, 2013

      If there’s no language barrier then that’s a great tip!

  5. Andrea
    June 5, 2013

    Great tips. I never would have asked or known. Is it the same in India?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      June 6, 2013

      When I was there I found it a lot more aggressive than in Nepal when it came to bargaining. It could be regional though. But Nepal is pretty non-aggressive when it comes to bartering.

  6. Jan
    June 5, 2013

    I’m going to try applying this on my next holiday, solid tips on bartering from a pro. Thanks Dave.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      June 6, 2013

      You’re welcome Jan, hope the tips work for you!

  7. H
    June 12, 2013

    ahahaha..nice! I love to bargain and my bargain skill is pretty good (ahem). I agree with you, it’s not only about the lower price, it’s about not being stupid :p

  8. David Creson
    October 14, 2013

    I enjoyed your write-ups I am older with a wife who is somewhat younger. I Have thought of living in Nepal I am a master Electrician Retired and wife does medical volunteer work here in Texas. Could we live in a city (Which one?) on 3000 USD per month (No cooking no house work for us)? Suggestions?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 14, 2013

      I’ll be writing about living in Nepal later this week. If you check back then you’ll get a lot of this information.

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