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Fearless Shopper: How to Get the Best Deals on the Planet
     

Fearless Shopper: How to Get the Best Deals on the Planet

by Kathy Borrus
 
This savvy book of tips and wisdom will help show you the best ways to shop, whether you're in your hometown or traveling the world. As a buyer for the Smithsonian, author Kathy Borrus roamed the planet looking for treasures and striking great bargains. Here, she shares her shopping secrets. Learn how to haggle in an open-air market in a language you don't even

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This savvy book of tips and wisdom will help show you the best ways to shop, whether you're in your hometown or traveling the world. As a buyer for the Smithsonian, author Kathy Borrus roamed the planet looking for treasures and striking great bargains. Here, she shares her shopping secrets. Learn how to haggle in an open-air market in a language you don't even speak. Learn how to spot scams and avoid rip-offs. Learn when to buy and when to walk away. Borrus believes that "great shopping is not about acquiring things. It's about exploring culture and preserving the sights, sounds, and touch of a place. And whether you buy anything or not, shopping is about the enjoying the experience.

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Borrus, a former buyer for the Smithsonian Institution Museum Shops and currently a specialty retail marketing consultant, prepares readers to take on the world, literally, with tips, wisdom, and anecdotes on everything from back alley bargaining to cybershopping. She gives advice on shopping like a local anywhere in the world, telling how to haggle in a foreign language, how to spot scams, and how to buy the best travel gifts. A regional buyer's guide reveals the best markets and stores, local specialties, and places to strike the best deals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885211392
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Travelers' Tales Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.78(d)

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