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Straw Market

Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #9 of 15 Shopping in Nassau
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went here and bought a few things but really could have done without any of them. I certainly is an experience having all these vendors begging you into their little piece of the flea market. Don't get me wrong, if you like craft stuff and are good at bidding people down you can get some good deals. Just came... More 

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Southington, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Each seller had pretty much the same items for sale. They bombard you the minute they spot you to try to get you to buy something. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth!

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Toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I heard about this place and was eager to visit, but was in and out fast. Nothing annoys me more than having vendors cat call me to come and check out their goods. Everyone has the same stuff and its just a matter of bartering down prices on things. Too cramped and didn't find anything worthwhile. Not worth the visit.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I loved the variety of articles they make and sell .. I got straw purses for my granddaughters AND THEY SEWED THERE NAMES ON THEM...I bought x-mas ornaments made of sea shells they are beautiful...The thing I disliked was I had to go home.. I cried like a baby.. The Bahamians make you family and it is like leaving your... More 

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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a huge tourist attraction and worth seeing but everything seemed like overpriced junk. The stand owners are pushy and you can always haggle the price. Sometimes seems sketchy but good to just sit back and watch what is going on.

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Senior Contributor
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a great time shopping the Straw Market. Before you go, you need to know what you are getting into. It's hot, stuffy with lots of tourist type stuff for sale. The sales people are aggressive and willing to deal. My daughters and I went first thing in the morning and got everything we wanted within our price range.... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can find just about any island souvenir for yourself or as gifts, but don't pay the asking price! If you like something don't ask how much, say how much are you asking? They will give a price, but always say "but I will give it to pretty lady for less". Their "less" is just a starting point. Offer them... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of fun if you don't mind bartering. Most of the vendors sell the same items-not great quality. However they are very pleasant, so go to the middle and you'll get the best deals. Usually you can bring the price down by half or more. You might find a nick knack or two. Also, a few yards over near Senior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great shopping fun! Lots of bargains! If you like to bargain on the price you will love it. Hugh selection of souviners Would recommend you visit. Lots of fun!

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Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is very hot and stuffy in there and the people drive you crazy, following you around trying to coerce you to buy their wares, which are pretty much the same at every stall. Seriously, I found nothing unique or really special about any of it, except perhaps the wood carvings outside which were way over-priced, even after haggling. Not... More 

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