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 Negril Portraits Member  posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 02:42 pm
Post Number: 105
Registered: 01-2008
Located next to the Negril River, the Negril Craft Market is an association of 140 vendors selling crafts, carvings, jewelry, clothing, and souvenirs. Stop by and check them out.

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Bill


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 SeaWeed Member  posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 10:28 pm


Post Number: 369
Registered: 07-2009
Oh I can't wait to shop! Give me 1 of everything! Ha! ha!
 Jamaica Miss Member  posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 01:26 am


Post Number: 131
Registered: 12-2007
My Ted is just a little further down from the woman crocheting. He's almost to the beach. Tell him I miss him loads when you go to the market.
 mostlygray Member  posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 05:44 am
Post Number: 18
Registered: 04-2010
beautiful Bill. The craft market is a wonderful place to meander around and see all that the people have to offer. Some good deals can be made there on some beautiful things.
 jessa Member  posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:28 pm


Post Number: 2359
Registered: 05-2009
I have always meant to but never ended up checking out the craftmarket in Negril. I think a big part of it was fear of being overwhelmed by higglers trying to sale their wares, and something like that would make me nervous. I was thinking about asking someone on my next trip if they will go with me...strength in numberss and all that, lol!
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 Markospoon Member  posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:30 am


Post Number: 1946
Registered: 08-2008

jessa on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:28 pm, wrote:

I think a big part of it was fear of being overwhelmed by higglers trying to sale their wares, and something like that would make me nervous




I know what you mean.

But, you have to take it in stride.
The vendors will call you over, one after the next.
You can just look them in the eye and say
"i am taking my time to view the crafts properly.
I will try to come over to view your wares.
One moment please.

You can also wheel and deal with them on the price.


Don't be nervous, just smile, look at something, if you don't want to stop, just smile shake your head and keep walking.
Seems like one hundred vendors are there.

They know there is alot to see.

Art is a personal thing, you just can't buy something because they want to sell it.

Don't feel guilty for not buying or stopping all the time.

Even if they make a sad face at you.

 Markospoon Member  posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:33 am


Post Number: 1947
Registered: 08-2008

jessa on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:28 pm, wrote:

I was thinking about asking someone on my next trip if they will go with me




I'll go with you.

 Jamaica Miss Member  posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:41 am


Post Number: 133
Registered: 12-2007
I'll go with you too. Just let me know dates and hopefully I'm on the island. Marko, let's make it a threesome. Easy to protect her that way.

Really they are bothersome, but a "No thank you" usually works. I always remember that a sale for them means that they get to eat at night. I remember one gal told me that she had not sold anything all week and it costs $200Ja for transportation for the day. I gave her the $1000 and told her good luck next week. She teared up and almost cried.
 tictoc Member  posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:46 am
Post Number: 570
Registered: 01-2010
Oh that's really nice of you Jamaica Miss nice to hear
TICTOCTIME
 hunter Member  posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:48 am
Post Number: 61
Registered: 10-2009
great pics,
i haven't been down there in YEARS..
i must say though for some of the same items selling there you can find them less expensive at Times Square.
 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:58 am


Post Number: 1320
Registered: 03-2008
I've been to that market many times. It can get a bit overwhelming at times with everyone calling you to their stand but I have also met some really nice folks there and had some good convos with with people.



 sixcats Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 09:32 am
Post Number: 38
Registered: 02-2008
My husband and I finally made it to the market last May. It was very difficult. I would loved to have been able to look at all the stalls but after the first ten we had had enough. We just don't have the strength for it, I've never spent money as fast as we did that day. It was just too difficult to say no. I doubt that I'll get my husband to try it again. Maybe after a few more trips to Jamaica we will toughen up.

Is the craft market at the other end of Negril the same, or is it more laid back?
 jessa Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 01:42 pm


Post Number: 2374
Registered: 05-2009

Markospoon on: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:33 am, wrote:

I'll go with you




Sounds like a winner to me!
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 jessa Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 01:43 pm


Post Number: 2375
Registered: 05-2009

Jamaica Miss on: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:41 am, wrote:

I'll go with you too. Just let me know dates and hopefully I'm on the island. Marko, let's make it a threesome. Easy to protect her that way.




Cool! I am looking at anytime between September and beginning of December, and it's more and more looking like I might be able to spend a month in November. :-)
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 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 01:48 pm


Post Number: 1330
Registered: 03-2008

sixcats on: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 09:32 am, wrote:

Is the craft market at the other end of Negril the same, or is it more laid back?




Are you referring to the smaller one by Hedo and Point Village?? It's pretty much the same, I did find that the prices are a bit more at that one, but they work with you more in negotiating the prices. And it is less stressful IMO.

Luvs



 CharlesJAB Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 02:03 pm


Post Number: 532
Registered: 08-2009
I stopped by there looking for a vendor that I ordered something from not knowing where his booth was and a few of them told me different stories in attempts to get my business before I found him. IMO it's one thing to try to earn an income and another to be dishonest in an attempt to cheat your fellow crafts person out of sale. With that said, the craft market is a good place to compare prices on similar items and some of the vendors are really nice people.

BTW, nice pictures Bill.

My photoblog= www.ecotours.me
 sixcats Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 04:20 pm
Post Number: 39
Registered: 02-2008
Luvsdaislands-yes that is the market that I meant. Rutland Point I think. Less stressful sounds good.
 dave Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 04:31 pm
Post Number: 1879
Registered: 06-2006
I've found the phrase-
"I'm just eye-shopping"
while pointing mi index finger at mi eye takes care of any over-eager shop owners

... mi gonna miss AJ #58 :-(
soon come-
................but not soon enough!.... :-)
 Yard Dog Member  posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 09:28 pm


Post Number: 3689
Registered: 08-2006
*I'm not buying anything today so give me your best price first*
 Rambo Member  posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 01:48 pm


Post Number: 6348
Registered: 06-2006
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"my shopping t shirt"

"Why go through Life avoiding all risks,is it our desire to arrive safely at Death?"

 DubWise Member  posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 01:30 pm
Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2010
^sick!

I doubt it deters them that much but you must get a laugh or two!
 Southern Rust Member  posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 01:54 pm


Post Number: 84
Registered: 03-2010
Shopping at craft markets in Jamaica is an art in itself...nuh true!

I went to one in downtown Montego Bay! Driver says:
You know how to barter?
I say kinda.
He say:
Here is a phone...you might need me sooner than you think.

So my wife, my two kids, and my in-laws are dropped off
in the middle of MoBay...haha. We caught on pretty quick.

Met some really nice people...and just laughed at the ones
who got mad.

HAHA..and the guy that came by while I cooled off in the shade with a red stripe and says "You ain't got no But-weiser"...lol

Looking forward to buying stuff I don't really need in Negril!
 choochy420 Member  posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 11:52 am


Post Number: 672
Registered: 08-2006
I've walked the whole craft market by myself, no worries, higglers just want u to look.....just make conversation with them, it's all good!!
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