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homeheist


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12/01/2011 13:26

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How do you know what is a fair price to pay for something in the shops such as furniture and beds. We are looking to buy but we know that there is never a price displayed and the general advice is never pay the first price they ask - but is there a rule of thumb to know what something is worth? or is it just pot luck ?

We are looking to buy sofas and beds early next year and could benefit from some advice



shaun463


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12/01/2011 13:49

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yes same as UK look around and see who has the best price for what you want, and haggle same as UK,

the best that works for me is get is suggest the price you want and if they say NO say you will look around at other shops if the price you suggesed is OK they will try not to let you leave,

also go back and try another shop assistant and that time offer and bit more than they tuned down the time before.

Remember lots of shops sell the same or similar items and they want to sell as well so bargain



breezyboy


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12/01/2011 14:22

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Olgun either in Karakum or Lefkosa do very good quality at reasonable prices. If buying a lot they will discuss discounts.If you want to fit out a holiday let then they are not what you want.



homeheist


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12/01/2011 18:21

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Thanks - have looked at Olgun site they have some nice things.



Its a different mind set to the UK where everything is priced and you know where you are -what you can afford - and compare prices . I just wondered if prices are comparable with similar items in the UK . Cheers



tonyf


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12/01/2011 20:27

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Unfortunately most items of furniture and indeed white goods are considerably more expensive than UK. Nearly everything is imported and there is a fairly high rate of import/purchase tax. Secondly, and unfortunately the quality of furniture falls well short of European/British equivalents, hence we shipped a considerable amount from UK even though our property is only a holiday home. Try for a 20% discount, the few bits of white goods we bought we paid well below the original asking price, although had to buy as a job lot.



deputydawg


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12/01/2011 21:14

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I agree with tonyf. Initially I was well stiffed when shopping here but have become cheeky since. When buying a pool lounger I asked the price and was told 40, so I asked what discount do I then get if I buy two, and was told 10%. "Great", I said, "as I need four which doubles up to 20% discount". The shop assistant took to a calculator in some confusion so I quickly waved the fully discounted sum in his face and he grasped the money. If you are spending reasonably large sums aim for at least 20% discount.



Mindy



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12/01/2011 23:52

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Definitely have a look in Lefkosia, furniture is cheaper than kyrenia, turn left at the big Lefkosia roundabout, there are a few furniture shops left and right side of the road.



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