Is bargaining common practice in the UK? And what do people do when they buy things from markets?
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In countries like China and India, haggling is second nature to people.
To get a discount at a market you can haggle or barter. It's normal practice at street markets and an enjoyable experienced shared by the buyers and sellers.
What about in the UK? Is haggling an acceptable practice?
Or would you be risking severe embarrassment and be kicked out of the shop?
Helen and Li ask members of the public and market traders for their views on this subject.
Listen to the programme to find out more.