Ten Insights into Ghanaian Culture: #6 – Ghana-Style Bargaining
If you enjoy negotiation, you will LOVE your stay in Ghana. Everything is up for negotiation in Ghana, and by everything, I mean EVERYTHING. The food in the stores, the clothes in the shops, the fare of the taxis, the fees at the mechanic’s…everything. Society expects that you will bargain, so the price quoted is always higher than the real price. Do not pleasantly surprise your vendor by agreeing to the listed or proffered price unless you really mean to overpay out of generosity. But do not miss the chance to experience the pleasure of, and practice your skills at, the real theatre that is market haggling. Everything is up for negotiation in Ghana. And by everything, I mean…?