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Wet Market Food Prices

Postby Travailes » Tue, 20 Sep 2011 3:00 pm

With the lack of any published prices evident are the prices determined by the stallholders ? Eg Local prices / Tourist prices / Expat prices. I want to support my local market but not convinced some of them are not taking the p*ss.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 20 Sep 2011 3:03 pm

Some do. Two ways to fix this.

Have a local accompany you.

Or

Know the prices. Complain when told a higher price ("Wah. So expensive. Give discount, can?" or some other haggling technique).

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Re: Wet Market Food Prices

Postby ksl » Tue, 20 Sep 2011 3:04 pm

Travailes wrote:With the lack of any published prices evident are the prices determined by the stallholders ? Eg Local prices / Tourist prices / Expat prices. I want to support my local market but not convinced some of them are not taking the p*ss.
Your better off sending your maid or a local, or be prepared to do some research on prices, so that you have an idea if it's too expensive. We are all fair game, but many of the wet market stalls can be relied upon too, so it is a minority that will screw you and not care! It happens!

Take Holland Village, just because expats have made it a settlement area, since the British Military pulled out prices have rocketed, property too, it's a common fact that expats maybe targeted with higher prices.

The locals haven't realised that they are responsible for pushing up prices due to their greed, but actually reducing their market too as people will shop else where when they are aware of price sensitivity.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Sep 2011 4:21 pm

Go to Tekka, sure to get ripped off if you are Caucasian. Even if you take you maid, still get ripped off as they will know she's the maid. Hell, when my wife & I go, I sit in the hawker center and eat roti prata & drink tea while she does the haggling as when they see me with her, she gets ripped off as well. The only time I ever show up is when it time to buy crabs. She gets a price quoted and then calls me to come over and then "I" pick the crabs, not the shopkeeper. As she's already been given the price, there's not too much he can do about it.

All wet markets are the same. A rube is a rube ripe for the picking.

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Re: Wet Market Food Prices

Postby Travailes » Tue, 20 Sep 2011 9:55 pm

ksl wrote:
Travailes wrote:With the lack of any published prices evident are the prices determined by the stallholders ? Eg Local prices / Tourist prices / Expat prices. I want to support my local market but not convinced some of them are not taking the p*ss.


Take Holland Village, just because expats have made it a settlement area, since the British Military pulled out prices have rocketed, property too, it's a common fact that expats maybe targeted with higher prices.

The locals haven't realised that they are responsible for pushing up prices due to their greed, but actually reducing their market too as people will shop else where when they are aware of price sensitivity.


Funnily enough I was there today buying some school uniform. Took a stroll through the market and thought it was shocking. Most stallholders seem to have abandoned the place and those that were left were battling against the atrocious smell pervading the place - later traced to the Holland Village communal bin area just across the car park. Food in the hawker market was fine though.


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