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Straw Market

Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #8 of 14 Shopping in Nassau
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.
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Chantilly, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a vendor approaching us before we were even out of our taxi. Most of them carry the same things: purses, t-shirts, jewelry, wood carvings, dresses and hats. All of them are offering to make you a deal and some deals are better than others. The vendors are friendly but assertive about making you a deal. You can ask... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We walked through the sweat market, I mean straw market rather quickly. Everything is piled up and so close together, it's a challenge to even get through this place. It's even worse that you can't get a good look at something because they jump all over you as soon as you even think about stopping. It's unbearably hot in there... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Went there to get some inexpensive souvenirs to take home. Got good deals on t-shirts, my son got a couple of wooden trinkets. Just be aware that the sellers are very aggressive but can be bartered with. Don't pay what they ask for, work them down.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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310 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was a couple of minutes from our hotel. Our receptionist told us to be careful when going to the straw market - we took that as an ominous sign. We had a couple of hours spare so went over - wow I felt like I had been thrown to the wolves. Thailand, China, Honk Kong even Eygpt - known... More

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great people, selection of dresses and trinkets and easy to get to by $1.25 bus or walk from beach side of Breezes.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was an experiment if I might say. Be prepared to be repeated Badgered. It was a very uneasy feeling. You cannot just simply walk along and just look. Also no warm fuzzy feelings when you say no either. Yes there’s cheap crap to buy but they often lure you in by saying everything is a $1 and when you... More

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Alto, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You don't mind your personal space being invading and love to haggle, then you'll be happy here.Otherwise, I'd stay clear. I was way to overwhelmed by the Ladies to even want to stay in there more than 3-4 minutes. If it was was less crowded and not being hounded to take a look/purchase everything, then I might actually enjoy looking... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a fairly large straw market. You have to keep your eye out for the deals. Never pay the price they ask. They will always cone down on their prices if you ask. Picked up some decent souvenirs here.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

When I read reviews that said "be ready" I wasn't sure what they meant until I went this past week. OMG!!!! You will be asked over and over and over again to look at my shop, you wanna buy this, buy this come on buy this, etc........... It's definetly a place to buy cheap souvenirs but get in and get... More

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Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are umpteen vendors, all selling the same stuff, probably made in China. They will hound you to come to their "shop" to purchase your souvenirs. Better to go across the street to a single shop that has the very same thing & not get badgered.

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