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Re: General Queries

Post by khmerhamster » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:00 am

epidemiks wrote:50kg bags of rice are $25-30. No shrewdness, wiley negotiation skills, nor repeat business required. Funnily enough, rice sellers sell shit loads of rice.
Yeah and most rice shops have the different grades marked. In my local, lowest price maybe $20 highest close to $40. I’m sure a khmer person could get a better deal but if you know the ballpark figure then maybe they’d just save a dollar or two on the bag.
These guys are selling rice all day, they want to sell and get rid of you so they can deal with the next customer. They don’t want to spend 15 mins negotiating the price with you.
Even better, after you buy there’ll be a skinny Khmer guy appear on a crappy daelim and if you live locally they’ll deliver for free.
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Re: General Queries

Post by khmerhamster » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 am

AdamS wrote:
Duncan wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:49 pm
AdamS wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:15 pm
How much could a man see himself being able to purchase a 50kg bag of rice for from a small market if he were a shrewd businessman, and able to assure a regular purchase of the said amount? Guesstimations and estimations are both welcomed! :color

If he was a shrew businessman he would be buying the land and growing his own rice, thereby cutting out the middle man.
i dont want to cut out the middle man, i would like to pay him for his rice :stir: So is it safe to accept that $1 a kg is a solid price for rice?
Extremely solid. For them. They’ll be delighted to see you.
This shrewd person, it’s not you is it?
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Re: General Queries

Post by AdamS » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:52 pm

khmerhamster wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 am
AdamS wrote:
Duncan wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:49 pm
AdamS wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:15 pm
How much could a man see himself being able to purchase a 50kg bag of rice for from a small market if he were a shrewd businessman, and able to assure a regular purchase of the said amount? Guesstimations and estimations are both welcomed! :color

If he was a shrew businessman he would be buying the land and growing his own rice, thereby cutting out the middle man.
i dont want to cut out the middle man, i would like to pay him for his rice :stir: So is it safe to accept that $1 a kg is a solid price for rice?
Extremely solid. For them. They’ll be delighted to see you.
This shrewd person, it’s not you is it?
Haha, debatable. Your swipe gives me more hope of getting the price down. From a dollar a kilo and below, I feel I am getting a fair deal. Good luck to the farmer making good on a westerner. No losers
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Re: General Queries

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:56 pm

Let us know how you go.
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Re: General Queries

Post by AdamS » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:37 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Let us know how you go.
Will do :color
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Re: General Queries

Post by TheWarrior » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:58 am

Duncan wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:49 pm
AdamS wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:15 pm
How much could a man see himself being able to purchase a 50kg bag of rice for from a small market if he were a shrewd businessman, and able to assure a regular purchase of the said amount? Guesstimations and estimations are both welcomed! :color

If he was a shrew businessman he would be buying the land and growing his own rice, thereby cutting out the middle man.
I guess if he was shrew beyond avarage, he would do also 3 times 40 days fasting per year. That would save a LOT of money also :beer3:
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