1. Come early.
Yup, the early bird gets dibs on the most awesome finds in the bazaar. Also, sellers often give a special buena mano discount to the first few customers.
2. Eat before you get there.
You’re less likely to make impulsive purchases when you’re in a good mood (we mean not hungry). Plus, most food stalls in bazaars tend to be overpriced. P400 for a plate of carbonara? No thank you!
3. Set a budget and stick to it.
Bargain finds are not synonymous to wise buys. If you don’t really need it, and you only want it because of the price tag, then it’s not really a smart choice.
4. Inspect the items closely.
Check for holes, snags, or stains before buying an item. You want to make sure you’re paying for something you can use for a long time.
5. Wear a bazaar-ready outfit.
Bazaars are known for their improvised fitting rooms a.k.a. a makeshift kurtina-enclosed space at the corner of their stall. Here's a tip: wear a tube top underneath your shirt and use leggings as your bottoms. This way, you won’t feel too exposed when you’re trying on the items inside the "fitting room."
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