Haggling is a necessary Life Skill if you want to be a traveler. In many countries, haggling is customary and factored into the cost of everything. That means that the hotels/shops/taxis etc. are all purposely overpricing their goods in order to HAGGLE. There is of course a technique to haggling, but there’s a bit more to it than that.
Firstly, you need to make a good first impression. If you look like you can afford the “western prices” they will charge you according to their idea of what a “foreigner” can afford. (And yes, the typical base number is automatically $100. Who knows why they came up with that number but it seems to be a common theme in every country!) Making a good first impression has a little bit to do with what you wear but mostly, its about your body language and facial expressions.
Secondly, you need to understand the local currency and what a typical local would pay and the actual “street value” of the currency. UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET THE SAME DEAL AS A LOCAL. However, there’s a fine line between paying slightly more than a local and getting COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF. That’s what we want to avoid.
Thirdly, you need to know when to walk away and when you need to just suck it up and learn a lesson from the experience.
So how do we put all of this information: 1) The Technique of Haggling 2) Facial Expressions 3) Understanding the Currency and 4) Walking Away, to good use? Don’t worry, Krys Kolumbus Travel has broken it down for you in an easy to follow Video Series Course.
Why is a Video Series Course Necessary?
Because videos are the best way to share with you my PROVEN techniques, facial expressions, body language, and first-hand experiences on a face to face basis.
I learned most of these techniques while solo traveling and living abroad in remote areas in India, Egypt, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania and more. In fact, my travels since 2010 to over 50+ countries have allowed me to deal with locals AS A LOCAL. Not easy to do when you’re the only person for 100 miles with blonde hair, green eyes and standing at 5’8”.
Luckily, for far less than a plane ticket to India, you can learn all of my tricks of the craft from your own computer at home in less than 1 hour. Sign me up for our Haggling 101 – Haggle Like a Lady Boss for only $10 and save yourself hundreds of dollars by not getting ripped off and haggling your way to fair prices in ANY country!
CEO Krys Kolumbus Travel
About the instructor
Expert in Solo Women Travel, Krystal Kelly is originally from California. In 2010 she packed her bags and left the USA for good while accepting her first job abroad to work with horses as an equestrian professional. Her work with horses has led her to work in Egypt, India, Bhutan, Mongolia, Zambia, Italy, Romania and others. She is now based in England where she specializes in women solo travel and safety. She owns Krys Kolumbus Travel and organizes women tour groups to various off-the-beaten-path destinations. Please check out her website for more information about her travels. https://www.kryskolumbustravel.com/
What others have been saying about this course:
Excellent course, thorough and entertaining
I found this course to be very informative, and fun. The tips on getting a taxi, for example, covered aspects of haggling that I hadn't ever even considered! The quality of the content is well worth the price, no need to haggle here (see what I ...
Very useful tips
This course had some very practical tips. Krystal seems to be an experienced traveller and she talks about some things that I'd never thought about trying before - also, her way of telling stories is hilarious! Excited to try everything on my next...
This course was a great lesson. I feel totally confident that I will be able to haggle effectively. I had always been shy and had no confidence when it comes to haggling. Now I feel that I will be successful if I try. Thank you Krystal for your in...
You can't ever know enough - great course with amazing insights and super helpful tips!!
I used to think that I’m a pretty good haggler myself but as it turns out there’s so much more to learn! I loved the personal stories (i think i would have started to cry standing in front of that river and pay whatever they asked me so i’m super ...