A lot of tourists often have a hard time looking for the famous markets in Melbourne, and fact is, most of those that go visiting the Melbourne markets know next to nothing about them and when they open. The result? Most people do not know how they were able to visit such markets, and majority of tourists often miss out on all of the shopping fun that could be enjoyed when visiting these famous markets. That said. knowing when these markets open and knowing pretty much everything about them is a definite must if and ever, as a tourist, you want to enjoy your vacation fully and be able to buy souvenirs.
- First things first, when it comes visiting the Melbourne markets, you need to make sure that you have done the right research as to which markets open on the given day and what they sell. Each market is different from one another, in terms of atmosphere, number of people, days open, hours open and so on and so forth, and knowing all of these is important to have a great shopping experience. Besides, knowing which markets you want to visit also helps since each market sells different items from one another, and that they are not located at the same place altogether.
- These sort of markets do not generally accept credit card and debit card transactions, which means, you have to pay them with cold cash. Luckily though, most of the items sold in such markets and shops are cheap and that you can even haggle for their prices so as to make them even more cheaper than they already are. Also, keep in mind that items are usually bought immediately and that reservations are not entertained, so, if you happen to see a certain item or clothing or accessory that is to your liking, then, by all means, take it off the rack immediately and buy it.
- Markets like this are expected to be crowded and when one goes seeing the markets in Melbourne, it is imperative to always be careful and to take note of the surroundings. Keep in mind that when you go and shop at these sort of markets, you are susceptible to thievery and all sorts of mischievous acts and criminal activity. Though, it can be proven that crime rates in Melbourne aren’t that high, one needs to keep in mind that crowded places even are a recipe for bad things and accidents.
- If possible, try to wear free and comfortable clothing and do not wear excessive jewelry and expensive accessories when going in such markets. Ignoring this tip makes you a prime target for thieves who would just do about everything to snatch off those expensive things of yours, and some even go to the extent of hurting you just to get it. I know, I know, you may be able to defend yourself and etc, but, fact is, it never really is wrong to be careful.