"From the outset it looks like a quieter more open space market but walk around and you'll find more shade, less pushy salespersons and a bit more upmarket items from better quality clothes to more unique jewllery items.
Haggling your way doesn't go too far, for example a very obviously fake marc jacobs watch was offered for sale at 950,000 and the lowest he would allow was 650,000 rupiah - ridiculous to think one would pay more than $65AU for a fake.
There is a very cute restaraunt right behind the markets though, think its called Satay House or Satay something or rather... very humble and lovely service here "
Flea Markets are generally spoken a Mecca for shoppers. The flea markets in Seminyak are great places to make a bargain and to boost your haggling skills. Every market feels like a little celebration, and thatís why we love them so much. The markets are not to be missed. They are just past Seminyak Square on the right, if you to the beach at the Oberoi Hotel.
The market is worth a quick visit and off street parking is free
These flea markets have a wide variety of clothing and also local products and souvenirs. You will also sarongs, silver and other
jewellery, children's clothing, toys, hats, watches and sunglasses. You will find the same things in the nearby shops here. However, the items they sell the items in the shops for a much higher price. At the flea market you can buy them but much cheaper, but you have to negotiate a little bit. It's a great thing to put the skills of bargaining in action.
Remember: negotiate the price is not just an option, but necessary! Do not be intimidated. The locals on the market is friendly and as long as you just keep a smile on your face, you can not offend anyone - no matter how hard you play it.
Even if you donít plan to buy anything, itís definitely worth stopping by.
The most important thing to remember is that you keep aways being polite and friendly. It is, as they say, "Do not loose your face." Bargaining at the market is expected and even encouraged. It is a component of the shopping at the market. Often the seller will make gestures, but if all goes well, you'll laugh along with the shop owner at the end. It's all part of the game.
Often it is useful to decide in advance what you want to pay for an item, that you want to buy before you start negotiating.
How to bargain?
You should start by offering a third of the price for the item that you want to purchase. Slowly wait a little until the price goes down slightly. Now you can raise the price slightly. You continue to slowly raise the price again. The seller is also raise the price. This goes on and on untill
Do not be afraid to take your time: your patience will be rewarded with much lower prices.
If the offered price is still much higher than your maximum budget, then slowly walk to another stall. Often called the seller you back and you offer a lower price.
Make sure that you check the quality of your product, before you pay and get out of the store (or to the next stall).
If you enjoy long bargaining you might get a good deal. Once you've won the negotiations battle, you'll be hooked and you will have fun shopping in this kind of market.