Never happened to me."sergio" said:Unless you speak perfect local Spanish and look/dress like a local, you will often be targeted as someone who should pay higher prices. Of course if you learn the system, get familiar with prices, etc. you will be taken advantage of less. Prices here are seldom ever clearly stated. Few shops have prices on items. If the item is expensive the expat often needs to leave and later send a local friend in to negotiate the price. A friend of mine (Argentine) often accompanies foreign visitors to shops to negotiate prices. He is very astute, knows peices and won't allow owners to overcharge.
As I think back on all the time I've spent in Argentina there is not one single transaction that I regret, I'll admit that I have not bought all that many things there but this line of thinking is just stupid, getting taken advantage of is less about perfect Spanish and more about being a gil."sheridan725" said:How would you know?