Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tijuana Shoppers' Bags Color Coded

http://www.smartcompany.com.au/Blog/Kirsty-Dunphey/20080730-What-happens-in-Mexico-.html

Smart Company [Australia]
31 July 2008

What happens in Mexico...

By Kirsty Dunphey

[...] In having this discussion with friends however I was told what may be an urban myth about shopping in Tijuana, Mexico. The myth being that when you purchase something you're given a plastic bag that corresponds to your strength as a buyer.

As an example, a yellow bag may mean you're a complete push over and will pay way over market value, but a blue bag may mean you're a hard negotiator who'll drive the price down and bargain til you're blue in the face. [...]