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“Don't waste your time.........stick with the store fronts.”
Review of Straw Market

Straw Market
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Nassau Bahamas Highlights Tour
Ranked #40 of 124 things to do in Nassau
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Owner description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.
Dunnellon, Florida
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“Don't waste your time.........stick with the store fronts.”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We enjoyed shopping in the storefronts in Nassau. The clerks were helpful in what you were looking for. As you exit the ship and turn right........go to the end of the road where the "straw market" is located. This is a structure that houses hundreds of vendors selling their nicknacks. They are all basically selling the same "junk" and are very very pushy. They do get mad when you don't buy anything from them. One word of caution: They place fragile items for sale on the ground where you will step. I believe this is in hope that you will accidentally step on them and have to pay for the damaged good. We observed this about a dozen times. Beware.................
Just skip the straw market..................

Visited November 2013
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“A variety of handmade and machine made goods of varying quality with a lot of haggling”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a tourist market with many vendors selling similar products. The products are for the most part mass-produced but many of the products are entirely handmade. Many of these straw items are not made by the people selling them though the sellers will stitch what ever name you would like onto the item you are purchasing. The market is crowded especially when tourist from the crew ships arrived. There is a lot of bargaining for price. Overall I did not find very special items there and I found the quality most of the products to be less than what I found at some of the shops in the marina on Providence Island, with prices that were only slightly cheaper.

Visited November 2013
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Sylvester, Georgia
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“good location within walking distance to the port....”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

good location within walking distance to the port, not a very big variety each booth had the same thing including the high pressure sales.. but on a high note you can haggle prices since everybody has the same items..

Visited October 2013
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mo
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“Been there done that”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

While the prices are pretty cheap and they 'bargain with you" once you have seen one booth you have seen them all. They all have the same stuff but selling at different prices.

Visited November 2013
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“Ok if you like this sort of thing”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I had heard lots about the Straw Market and thought it was worth a visit but....... all the stalls sell pretty much the same thing and are pretty jam packed. As soon as you so much as glance at something (or in some cases just wander past a stall) the stall holders are trying to sell to you. I found them very pushy and ended up just stating no and walking away only to be accosted by the next stall holder. After 10 mins I left, I had had enough. It is a shame as if there were different crafts and non pushy sales techniques I think it would be much better.

Visited November 2013
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