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Tailors do yo bargain

perth
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Tailors do yo bargain

Im Heading over to bali in 20 days hoping to get some suits made i do have some names of tailors from this site but was wondering if they are set price or do you bargain and if so how far down from the first price should i go?

Thanks Jan

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1. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

at some places you will need to bargain. i use janoko in poppies lane (JL Legian end) and the price they quote is their bottom line and it is not at all expensive. very reasonable and good quality fabric and workmanship. to be honest i would not feel 'right' to bargain on a price like $20 AUD for a pair of tailored made trousers. (price includes fabric, sewing and fitting). we had numerous items made and every price they quoted was lower than expected. the items we had made all wash well and there have been no problems with anything. my nephew had a beautiful suit made for a fraction of the cost of one here in oz. cheaper than hiring.

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2. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

I just got back yesterday.

I got two suits and three shirts made.

Yes, you do haggle. Be sure that you get them to write down the details on your order form (I thought we had agreed they were to be two pants suits - didn't get it onto the form so got just single trousers).

I ended up getting them all for around AU$300 (just over I think). Did I feel bad that I worked them down from about AU$400 - not a bit!

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3. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

First of all in Indonesia there is nothing you don't bargain for!! But out of respect and politeness if you see the price to be ridiculously cheap I would respect that price.

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4. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

janokos is not into bargaining the prices offered are the lowest they will go regardless of quantity etc. you would be hard pressed to find prices this low at any tailor in bali. i shop for both business and pleasure in bali and bargaining is generally the go almost everywhere you go (including some tailors) but not here. they know a lot of their customers go there on recommendation and they keep excellent set prices. you could try bargaining on their prices but you will find they are giving you a good price from the start. this makes shopping there a good choice. get what you want without wasting time and effort like you do else where.

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5. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

We were stationed in the PI in the seventies. Off base you bargained for everything.

We went into Manila to get some paintings for our house. We strategized when we saw a painting we really liked. We thought they would ask 100 pesos for the painting we liked, we would counter with 30 pesos and would end up at about 50 pesos.

When we asked the price the man said 25 peso. We responded, "We'll take it."

The best laid plans....

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6. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

As with all things, if you're happy to pay the price, pay it. If you don't want to pay the price, try to bargain. If you can't agree on a price, walk away.

I'd tend to agree with Snooky, if a tailor is offering a ridiculously low price which you're happy to pay, and can afford to do so, then why not? Sometimes after haggling it's really embarrassing if you stand there and think you've just wasted 10 mins of your life arguing over a matter of pennies.

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7. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

Thank you I think $20 for a pair of pants is a very good price. How long will it take we are there for 1 week. I do agree if your happy to pay a price then dont haggle. My husband had 3 shirts made in Phuket cost $100 they were a terrible make didnt fit or hang properly as i do a bit of sewing i could see they weren't cut correctly, we took them back to have altered but they made them worse in the end we walked away, could not be bothered argueing with them.

Hopefully will have better luck in Bali

Jan

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8. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

Jan as to how long it will take to get your items made can vary. depending on how busy they are and how many things you order. usually 3 - 4 days. but best to go on your first or second day and when they ask 'when do you leave?' always say a day or two before you really do leave so you have a chance to have anything rectified if necessary. you will go for a fitting and then when the items are complete they will re check the fit. good luck!

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9. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

Hello!

Thank you all for already many tips as I actually had the same question as Jan.

But probably someone knows if it is possible to make a dress (a simple one) urgently, like in a day or two?

I planned to be wearing the item ( it's kinda beachwear) but failed to find any tailoring cheaper than 100USD here at home (Moscow).

thanks in advance if you have some experience to share!

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10. Re: Tailors do yo bargain

Hi,

Went to Jonokos in Jl Poppies 2 in late Jan 2009 took a pair of Fletcher Jones tailored work trousers and ordered three pairs at rph300,000 when asked for best price for three pairs it was the same price. At the time is was approx rph7000 to $AUD1 so at that rate it was only $AUD42 for three pairs when one in Oz is $AUD70+ on special.

To me it was good value for well made trousers that you cannot pick from the originals.

I lived in Malaysia for a number of years and we had the saying if you wanted a $5 shirt someone would sell you one and you only got $5 wear out of it.

Good luck with your tailoring I would recommend Jonokos