Located just across the road from the Temple of Heaven, the Pearl Market is easy to find. A subway stop is only down the road (Line 5, Tiantandongmen)
This place is huge and not for the fainthearted or those in a rush. There are more stalls/shops than you can imagine and many of them are selling much the same stuff as the next one.
You should set yourself a limit as to how much you will spend and be prepared to walk away from a seller who is not reducing their requested price enough to meet what you are prepared to pay. What is any item worth?
I have heard 10% of the original asking price and also heard 25% and I suspect the answer lies somewhere in between these two figures. If you can agree a figure that you are happy to pay, and they are happy to accept, then a deal is made. Just remember you have the power to walk away, but the seller needs to make enough to cover costs.
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