Well few years back there weren’t many shopping complexes and branded shops in India. Consumers who needed such products could only purchase them when they travel abroad but there is a complete change in that trend now, we get almost all the branded clothes and electronics in India and when compared the price is much cheaper. Malls are one of the things which seems to growing bigger by the day in India.
Shopping in India is has its own flavor for it. There are these street-shopping where when you know how to bargain then you can buy a lot of merchandise with minimum amount of money. There are also these big malls and separate branded stores where high class consumers like to indulge all their time and money in. But how many ever shops come and go I will definitely never stop shopping in the streets. The fashion street in Bangalore and Mumbai is one of my most favorite where I am completely impressed with the quality of the goods and the price they quote. I could probably buy ten of such bags for the price of one braded bag. The bag probably last for six months and it is probably worth it for the money we pay for it. But buying these kinds of merchandise from these shop keepers is another art that everyone should learn and master. The fact that one should realize is that the shopkeeper rates his merchandise at least three times more than the cost price. So whenever they claim a price, then haggle for half the price. They have the need to sell their articles and they see everyone as a potential buyer. They make a profit even if they sell it for half the price and their aim is to sell it only for that amount. The customers who pay the full amount they claim are the kind of customers they expect to come across by charging such a price for every article.
Unfortunately, there are more number of people who do not haggle and just pay the amount they quote. But when you want a good deal then it is a must that u fight for the price. They shopkeepers do strike a deal when they say that if we buy three of such article he will give it for the price we want but never fall for such deal unless and until you need so many products. Also be careful to take care of your belonging when you shop at such places. The theft in these areas increases everyday. There is no point in cribbing over the fact that you lost something because it is very difficult to retrieve lost cell phones and wallets.
I usually shop only for bags and belts in these places because I do not find anything else quite worth it. My friends buy a lot of clothes and shoes whereas the shoe only last for few months but the clothes last for a very long time. So have fun shopping and take care of your belongings.