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by subir33 Online Now Nov 24, 2010 at 1:28 AM

i am travelling to gangtok . i heard tht woolen jackets and other woolen things are very cheap there . is tht true? wht will be the price approx? where to buy? can u giv me idea?

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  • Re: shopping

    by marven11 Online Now Nov 24, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    Hi,
    While buying from local markets, don't forget to bargain with the shopkeepers, who generally quote higher price tags. Tibetan Handicrafts Centre is a trusted name to shop in Sikkim. If you are not good at bargaining, then go for government emporiums, where you will get decent price as well as quality assurance.

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    Re: shopping

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Nov 24, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Any Tibetan market in Gangtok will do. The items there are genuine and *hand-made* normally. You'll get good stuff for your money. But yes, you have to bargain hard and pretend to walk away also - to return after a decent pause or the next day ;- Check each sq. cm minutely before buying. Sometimes, the workmanship, esp. machine stiching leaves much to be desired, eg., in a jacket, the stiching may not be exactly straight. Also, check the make of the zipper and zip and unzip a few times to ensure its quality. Feel the wool against your cheek to ensure that it is not too rough. Good luck!

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