How it works:
- Opening: you are approached on the streets or in a car park by men who ask for directions.They then claim that they had just finished exhibiting Italian designer suits at a fashion show. However, they don’t intend to take them back to their country and are willing to sell at a discount as you have helped them. They then show you pieces of good suits.
- Set-up: if you show interest, they will take you to a car and pass you knockoffs of the suits that were shown. The process will be rushed (needing to “rush” to the airport) to give you little time to inspect the suits. Electronics, perfumes or other products can be peddled too.
Places to beware:
- Dubai: especially during Ramadan
What to do:
- Decline. High value items are almost never sold on the streets.