Economy in Rome
Consumer's conciousness is low and does not exist among the locals, so you are at the mercy of the sellers. Always be very careful that you don't walk away with faulty goods. The is no "return-policy" even if you come back on the day of purchase. You might have to ask for help in most of the stores for any little thing you want to buy as goods are generally kept behind the counter. The street markets are always good, like many other tourist destinations and there are some pretty amazing things on sale a great prices.
For a tourist Rome is a great place to go shopping. There are prices for every pocket, from the low-valued stuff Morrocans, Pakistani, Chinese etc will try to sell you at every corner of the street to the thousand-euro branded products you find in Piazza del Spagna. There is always the great siesta, (everything closes for the entire afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. to about 4 p.m.) when you will be forced to take a break from your Great Roman shopping expedition.
February 13, 2007
by psychoralu (1 point)
November 15, 2006