Can I Bargain in Ecuador?

The prices are fixed in grocery stores and department stores, so you cannot bargain in these places. However, in open-air markets where produce and handicrafts are sold, you can bargain. Foreigners are often quoted 20 to 50 percent of the local price for these goods. To bargain, you can ask for a better price or simply walk away. Oftentimes, if you walk away the seller will approach you with a better price.