Bargain in Morocco
The best way to ruin the day for a Moroccan is to accept the first price they give you while shopping. If you do well on the worst morning, it takes all day mentally thinking how you could have gotten more.
Haggling is a fundamental and everyday part of Moroccan life, it is used mainly in the souks and shops but also used as pact rates and in taxis. Make sure you haggle the pricen before you get on them and not at the end of the ride.
I never ride in a grand taxi without knowing how much it will cost in advance, the initial price you ask the driver is negotiable
If you do not want to travel to Morocco "amargándole" life, you better bargain. It is part of the culture and they are very traditional there. In fact there is an idiom, a verb, that the Castilian equivalent to "have given me ..."
Useful tips for haggling in Morocco - ARTESANIA MARROQUI
Try to discuss the price of an item on which you are not interested. After bargaining with them about this item, decline the purchase of the item. Then begin to bargain with them on the item you actually want. You are more likely to get a very reasonable price for they see that they almost lost a sale.
Never put your final price. The merchant will ask you how much you will pay for it and if you say your price and merchant accepts, you might think you've screwed up. It is easier to bargain back and forth. It's that easy. It may take a few times to get the hang of it.
Do not hurry once you have started haggling; You have to taste it and tomártelo full of art and charm, but when you go in a group, time is limited.
Do not take things seriously, it is better to joke with the owner of the store and use the few Arabic expressions you know. You must act like you are in the theaters.
Before you buy, you should take a round to other stores to compare prices and quality
Decide first what you are willing to pay for an item, but do not tell the merchant.
Beware of flattery and special discounts, as they are a diversionary tactic. For example, shopping when you're with kids is one tactic as they play with them and say you have the most beautiful child in the world.
Do not enter into a bargain if you're not really buying. Especially if they accept your lowest offer. It is very offensive and inconsiderate. Best not enter.
Always try directly with the shop owner and avoid intermediaries, it is very common for someone to tell you that their father has a store of something you're looking for. It is a lie and are never family businesses. One must understand that false guides are to earn a few extra dirhams with tourists, but it is also true that abuse and if you go to the store alone is much better. ARTESANIA MARROQUI
If you're traveling in a group, you will not see the guides commissions stores. On the one hand these stores are more expensive because part of what you pay for not going to the store but the guides, but also offer a guarantee that if you buy something and you notice that is messed up or change your mind you can trade or return without discussion and get your money back.
It is important not to be ashamed when haggling.
In short, if you go to stores with an organized group you have to haggle to the fullest.
It is mandatory, Divide by 10 without a hair cut, the initial price to start the game. Let the final price the seller never put you. Do not be surprised if you ask an awful lot in the stores, do it to provoke, but you can get good prices with patience and mischief.