A: usually, when you come shopping here, do Chinese people have any special way to cheat the foreigners?
B: there are several, one is to tell you that they know you are a old customer so they will not cheat you; another one is that they know you speak Chinese so they won’t cheat you. Some of the others are like I want to go home, I don’t care about price, here, let me just give it to you, but they still cheat you. These three I hear a lot.
B: so they use these three excuse to make you feel that they are not cheating you, but actually the price is still higher right?
B: so for example, a fifty yuan shirt, he sell to Chinese for fifty yuan, how much will they sell to the foreigner?
A: They always have a first price, it might be one hundred and eight, then they quickly say: “oh, one hundred twenty, one hundred twenty for you, at the lowest one hundred twenty.”, but.. if you are Chinese you can haggle until a very low price, fifty dollars. I have some friends, they can haggle really well, I am not so good at it.
A: do you agree? In the part about foreigners?
B: its all the same?
B: Truly it’s the same. Foreigners who shop a lot, they are just as the same as the Chinese. Some foreigners can haggle even better than Beijing people.