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Mistakes I Made Shopping at Panjiayuan

I was very interested in Chinese traditional items and antiques. So, this time, I came to the famous Panjiayuan Market. It is the largest, most complete, cheapest and most popular market selling second hand goods and curios in China. There are too many types of goods in this market. I felt it is just a museum. However, I made some mistakes in the purchasing procedure.

Beijing Panjiayuan Market

Without Carefully Confirming
One vender introduced me an ancient jar that looks very beautiful. I decided put it on the hall of my house. It brings us the traditional tastes and anent culture. I thought the price is very suitable for the quality. I bought it. But, after going back home, my father told me it is a fake. I got very upset for it. My friends told me that it very good to bring a magnifying glass. Carefully appreciating is an ideal choice. When select, we should be careful. In common, the sellers can be roughly divided into three categories: special stores where the goods are of high quality and high price, individual shops where good articles are mixed with bad ones and the stalls where the goods are of the lowest quality. We should select the seller carefully and compare the goods and price.

Believe the Sellers Completely
For this ancient jar, the seller told me how he got it and the stories behind it with simple words. I thought he is very informative. So, I bought it. But, after that, friend help me explained the inner ideas. He told me that do not look at the items in dimly lit places or under the light. Instead, looks at them in bright natural light to ensure the quality. Do not believe the story that the seller told, Many stories are made by the sellers in order to make money. So, in some times, we should smartly to select our favorites.

Without Making Contrast
In addition to the ancient jar, I also bought one teapot. The price is relatively high. But, I thought it deserved! However, I saw another same teapot sold much lower price with same quality. This time, I understood, after confirming what you want, you should compare them getting together.

Through this time shopping, I got shopping is truly an art.