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Buyers' mistakes that market vendors don't like

Buyers' mistakes that market vendors don't like Top mistakes you can make at the market (photo: Freepik)

The market is a great place to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, honey, etc. However, some of the behavior of buyers can infuriate sellers.

Haggling over prices

When shopping at farmers' markets, you can buy directly from the people who are responsible for the food. Because of this unique experience, some customers think they can ask for a discount or negotiate the price. However, they would not do this in a grocery store.

By haggling over the price, you devalue not only the product itself but also the person who spent the time to create it.

“It's frustrating when a customer, usually a tourist, insists on negotiating the price for a piece of cheese,” said Angela Miller.

Complaints about costs

Sometimes customers get out of an expensive car, approach with a humiliating attitude, and complain about the cost of goods. Then farmers or sellers try to explain their production methods.

Letting children run around

Farmers' markets are a place for the whole family, but parents still need to keep an eye on their children, just like anywhere else.

“We love to see families with children at the farmers' markets, but please keep an eye on your kids,” said vendor Schmidt.

He recalled an incident where one child broke an entire box of eggs.

“There was a little girl who opened some lip balms that were sealed,” said other vendors.

Sampling food

Being able to taste food before buying is one of the benefits of shopping at a market. But if you know you don't want to buy something or it won't be part of your budget, then you shouldn't ask to try the product.

There are also certain items that should not be touched, such as handmade soap, which customers may want to touch and smell.

Take pictures of products without buying them

At busy farmers' markets, a customer who closes a beautiful display case just to take a few selfies is very annoying to the sellers.

It's better to ask permission from the vendor to take a picture of their stall or window. If they say yes, make sure you don't interfere with other people's shopping.

Arrive before opening or after closing

Markets have set hours, just like any retail store. The difference is that there are no doors that lock and unlock.

When someone comes in early and asks to sell them something, the sellers don't like it, because they are not yet ready to work.

The same goes for coming to the market at closing time.