By Willis Cook
Years ago my wife and I took a one-week cruise to the Bahamas. Of course we shopped at the Nassau street markets, and we had been warned ahead of time about bargaining. We were ready.
My wife was especially interested in one of those puka shell necklaces that were popular at the time and one seller had exactly what she wanted. She asked what ship we were on and we thought she was being friendly. She wasn’t. Her price was approximately what we could buy the necklace for in Atlanta.
On our second visit the lady recognized us and dropped the price about 10 percent. But the final visit was made on the morning of our departure. The seller knew we were leaving that afternoon and this was our last visit. The price dropped enough that my wife bought the necklace.