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#247 How to Negotiate in English When Traveling


Today, we will talk about how to negotiate when buying something while traveling. With a mini-story, you can improve your fluency by engaging in a conversation. It’s like talking to another person in English.

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When you travel to a foreign country, knowing how to negotiate the price when shopping is essential. Here are some tips to help you get the best deal:

1. Do your research 

Before you start bargaining, do your research. If haggling is a custom in the country you’re visiting, look up the item you want to buy to know what a good deal is.

2. Start low and work your way up – Make an offer lower than what you’re willing to pay, then work your way up to a price you’re both comfortable with.

This strategy may help you to get the best possible deal, as the seller may be more likely to negotiate with you if you start low.

3. Make a counteroffer 

Making a counteroffer means making a different offer than the one you initially presented.

4. Know when to walk away – Don’t feel pressured to buy something if it’s more than you are willing to pay.

5. Pay cash – To get the greatest discount, it’s best to pay cash.



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