The most popular ways of cheating tourists
Shopping abroad can promise not only joy but also disappointment. So you do not fall for the bait of "enterprising" traders, today we show you how to cheat tourists in the different stores of the world.
China - the birthplace of almost all the people walking on the world of fakes, so if you're not a supporter of buying replicas, be careful. Most often, tourists are offered fake pearls and silk. However, to identify a fake is not difficult: look carefully drilled to a pearl of the hole (at the edges can be seen, what is hidden under the cover), roll the pearl on the table (natural bounce like a ball), and carefully consider and hold in their hands (artificial perfectly smooth, a real little uneven and always cool). Similarly, easily distinguished and rayon. To do this, find the thread on the edge of the product, which can be cut, and ignite. Rayon will melt and smell the chemistry and natural can be rubbed in the fingers, and the smell of burning hair, he will. If you are not allowed to conduct such an experiment, go to another store. When buying fruit, vegetables and tea, remember that the price of goods in China weight usually indicate not per kilogram, and for a pound - you do not try to cheat, just in this country, so it is accepted.
Singapore and Hong Kong
In these countries, our tourists like to buy different expensive equipment: cameras, computers, tablets. Be careful: sometimes people at home find that turned out to be a completely different thing in the box. There are other variants of deception: in the street to people like you and asks what you are looking for. When you tell him, said in his shop (it can be in two steps), this product is sold at a very good price. The store demonstratively send someone from the staff to the warehouse, and in the meantime take the money or card is rolled. Or while supplies last "bear," you begin to tell me that nothing you decide to buy this model, it is much better to stay on the other, and at very competitive price. The proposed model is usually not in demand, and offer it to you at inflated prices. "The Man from the warehouse" can wait forever, because what you ordered in this shop there. You're just trying to give the stale goods in the hope that you will get tired of waiting, and you will agree (especially because the money already from the seller). Therefore, in any case not to part with cash until you see the right thing with your own eyes, then do not let it go!
From Thailand, many are willing to give products with precious stones. On the street you will often offer to buy a scattering of rubies and sapphires cheap. By the way, they can be either fake or real - you can decide whether to play in the roulette. Just remember that the export of rough gemstones prohibited. Want guarantees, contact centers with large factories, there is a possibility that you will be deceived, less. But, unfortunately, it is known rare occasions when stones are bought with certificates turned out to be fake. Apparently, sellers hope that foreigners will not go back to swing right.
A thriving trade in precious stones, and in India, and sellers are willing to do anything to you bought a fake. For example, even in your hotel you can lie in wait for merchant and confidentially ask to move through a scattering of border stones, explaining that he has exhausted its limit. And at first you have to pay for the item, and then abroad, you have them, supposedly, will buy his partner have a much more competitive price. Need I explain that upon arrival you will not meet, and, turning to the jewelers, you will find that you have purchased a handful of marbles.
In Asian stores try to always have a small change money, after passing from the seller, most likely, will not appear. Of course, he would send an assistant to exchange your bill, and the more you do not see - you're not willing to wait a few hours. If you took such trouble, say call the police, and deliberately start to dial a number - delivery usually located immediately.
In Egypt, may deceive at every turn, so you should not relax never and nowhere in this country. If you want to please family and friends with one of the most popular souvenirs - real papyrus, in any case, do not listen to taxi drivers and all sorts of street helpers who advise "the best shop in the city is very cheap" - there you will surely slipped a fake. Go to a specialty store and make sure that you have issued a certificate (it may be necessary at customs). Note that the papyrus is less than 10-15 dollars worth can not be all that it is cheaper, not worth your attention.
the Czech Republic although it is in Europe, but there are deceiving our tourist-brother, no less than in Asia. So, you need to carefully check the check if you typed in the supermarket a lot of goods. As in our Russian shops where you may well break through 10 bottles of beer instead of eight, or the right amount, but at the price of more expensive varieties. Often in check can detect goods that you did not buy, and sometimes based on an inattentive buyer instead of 1, 55 euro punch 15, 5 (in the case if the buyer will notice, we can say that the cashier was tired and made a typo).
If you have never smoked cigars, and nothing they do not know, chances are that you store the Cuban slipped a bad product at a price the best examples. You should never buy cigars on the street or in the shops is cheap - there you sell nekonditsiyu or fake. Go to specialty stores, better at tobacco factories. If you buy a piece, ask when you opened the box (it should be on a small rectangular green warranty seal, and in between the layers of cigars - cedar plate, exactly corresponds to the size of the box).