From the treads I've read, it seems like many people here have been able to put prices down when buying things without price tags. However, it simply doesn't work for me. I've been using the same tactics as in Beijing: putting the price very low, and the seller and I both work to a medium price, or I walk away and they call me back. But here in Kunming, it doesn't work at all... the sellers just say no and move on, even for 5rmb on a 400rmb jacket in the street.
It'most probably my lack of social ability. How do you guys do it? Could you give some tips or guidelines? Some examples of negociation conversations would be great too.