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“Better to shop online” 1 of 5 stars
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130 North Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (West Loop)
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Ranked #582 of 953 things to do in Chicago
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“Better to shop online”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Primitive has beautiful items. You will enjoy your visit if you treat it like a museum, but not a store. I (fortunately) checked prices for the same items on the Internet when I got home and discovered that they were marked up about 1000%. I almost bought a string of African glass beads for $125 and found there are hundreds of identical strands available for under $20. The African movie posters, which Primitive sells for a hefty price, are all available online for under $250. If you decide to buy something "inexpensive" there, you are still being seriously ripped off.

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“catch the prices”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2006

looks to me like a lot of stuff is way over priced and from the minute I walked in I felt ignored. the phones were ringing but nobody seemed very friendly and I left and spent $1200 around the corner. bye.

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