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Bartering Etiquette? Tipping Rules?

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We're heading to Puerto Vallarta in May and I know better than paying full asking price for most things in open air markets. But when do you know that the stated price is "the price"? Obviously in Costco or Walmart :) but we don't want to be the only tourists paying full price when everyone else knows better! What things are negotiable and what's not. And when is it offensive to get it wrong ..... either way! :)

We're also baffled by tipping. Maybe just because neither of us have worked in jobs where we got tips and when you offer to do something for someone, you either did it because you were expected to (hence the paycheck) or because you wanted to be nice. We're not sure when you are supposed to tip someone, and how much? People comment on tipping bus drivers, tour operators, bartenders, housekeepers, etc, etc, etc. That was why we were planning on staying a few days at an all inclusive, so we wouldn't have to worry about all that.....until we read that people were still tipping at the A/I resorts. Is there a hard/fast rule on tipping? I don't want to be a rude tourist, but I'm also paying for the service I'm getting which is (or should be) paying their wages. I'd love your input! Thanks!

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