Sunday, June 22, 2008

Chinese Potteries & Porcelain - Be A Good Bargain - Hunter

Chinese pottery is an artwork created using the natural materials.

According to the archaeological evidence, Chinese pottery has enjoyed a long history of over 11,700 years. It may be the oldest artwork in the history of the human species.

Pottery is made by mixing clay and water, and then kneading the damp clay into a certain model, then airing and firing it in a kiln.

The picture shows heaps of potteries outside Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre which is one of the latest roadshow centres.

Some Chinese pottery pedlars have been on and off in Sibu at various roadshow centres selling Chinese potteries and porcelain.

Their usual tactic is to mark up high the tagged prices and stand prepared to haggle with prospective buyers.

To deal with them,I was told one has to hack the tagged orices by as much as 70%, and then go on bargain-hunting with the pedlars.

Honestly, I have never tried it out because I am a poor bargain-hunter. But from the sharings of some personal experiences, the deals could be lucrative, depending on how tough you are in negotiating.

The picture shows the products of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Jingdezhen, which is renowned for potteries and porcelain, is known as "The Porcelain Centre of The World".

This fine dining table set is tagged at RM5,400.
This flying eagle looks real and alive. Made of clay, it is certainly not cheap - but, again, it depends on your bargaining power!


Bengbeng said...

mayb next time i need to shop for stuff like these, i should invite u along :)

easier to bargain when in pairs...less easy for the seller to manipulate. but i find it hard to bargain. my mrs says i am so silly at this. she will go down as much as 50% or more depending on the goods

Tony Hii said...

bengbeng, but I am as good as you in hacking price.