Buying carpet in Kusadasi
May 28, 2007 6:31 PM Subscribe
Help our friends buy a rug in Kusadasi, Turkey, without being completely swindled or drowned in apple tea
posted by purenitrous to Travel & Transportation around Kusadasi, Turkey (19 answers total)
Friends of ours are stopping in Kusadasi on a Mediterranean Cruise, and are interested in buying a carpet while there. We spent a day there a few years back and found it very challenging to figure out what to buy and how much to pay-being Americans relatively unused to bargaining and not knowledgeable about Turkish carpets in general. We were told to avoid the "cultural carpet factory tours" (which we did, though our bus driver moaned and berated us for not caring about their national heritage), and have passed that advice along. Any other tips? Specific shops to visit? Or is it better to avoid making a purchase like that in such a tourist area at all?