How it works:
- Situation: there are plenty of shoe shiners in the cities. Some areas are fine while others are out to scam.
- Opening: when you enquire about the price, they will tell you that it is $3,000 COP (USD $1).
- Set-up: however, after both of your shoes are cleaned, you will be told that it is actually $13,000 COP per shoe, therefore $26,000 COP for both shoes or USD $8.50.
Places to beware:
- Bogota: Centro Andino
What to do:
- If you want to engage, negotiate the price for both shoes and have it written down on paper.