6 If you are traveling abroad, find handmade or local goods to purchase. These items usually capture the essence of the culture, and the country that you traveled to. Ask around to make sure the item was made locally if you enjoy supporting local artisans. Photo Credits: http://thisbeautifuldayblog.com/tag/hotel/ http://www.wikihow.com/Bargain-the-Price-Down-in-Bangkok 7 Unless you are in a fancy shop, try your hand at negotiating a price. Seem as if you are not interested, and say that you might purchase it if the item had a lower price. The salesperson will most likely lower the price of that item for you. Try this out in San Francisco, California, where haggling is a sport. Haggle down the price. 40 Shop local.