Haggling and Tipping

by Adrian, Friday, January 28, 2011, 15:47 (3683 days ago)


We're off tomorrow! Just have a few last minute questions I'm hoping someone can help me with...

As with most tourist destinations, I assume there is a marked up price for Americans. Is haggling fruitful? Is there a rule of thumb for how much you can get the price down? (i.e. in China you should assume that the price quoted to you is 4x higher than the 'real' price.) I don't mind paying a bit more as I recognize I am fortunate, but I don't like getting ripped off either.

What is the rule of thumb down there for tipping at restaurants, and tipping for services (such as tours, massages, etc.)?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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