That's a lot of haggling! Kirsten Dunst spends four hours in mall in Turkey....but only comes away with an $80 ring

By Sarah Fitzmaurice

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She commands millions of dollars per movie, so Kirsten Dunst can afford to splash out when she wants to.

But on Monday the American actress tested out her haggling skills as she shopped in Turkey.

The actress, 30, paid a visit to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and spent four hours in the shopping mall.

Shopping for a bargain: Kirsten Dunst was seen taking time out from shooting her new film to go shopping. The actress bought a $80 ring on her trip

Shopping for a bargain: Kirsten Dunst was seen taking time out from shooting her new film to go shopping. The actress bought a $80 ring on her trip

Despite the lengthy visit to the venue, Kirsten only came away with a $80 dollar ring, a modest purchase given her bank balance.

Perhaps the shopping trip took so long because she spent time haggling over the piece of jewellery.

Kirsten was seen looking into the window with her hands clasped together.

Getting a closer look: The 30-year-old actress was seen bending down to inspect the goods on offer

Getting a closer look: The 30-year-old actress was seen bending down to inspect the goods on offer

Making the most of her day off: Kirsten decided to pick up a trinket from the tourist attraction mall

Making the most of her day off: Kirsten decided to pick up a trinket from the tourist attraction mall

A shopkeeper was seen stood next to the actress and was seen trying to  encourage the actress to make a sale.

Kirsten made the most of her day off from shooting new film, The Two Faces of January, which is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.

Set in the 1960s, the thriller tells the tale of a con artist, his wife and a stranger who are forced to flee the country after they're caught up in a murder scandal.

Written and directed by Hossein Amini, the upcoming movie is being shot on location in Crete and Athens in Greece, Istanbul in Turkey and London's Ealing Studios.

Playing it cool: Kirsten was seen pondering over the ring with her hands clasped tightly together

Playing it cool: Kirsten was seen pondering over the ring with her hands clasped tightly together

In work: Kirsten has been busy shooting her new film alongside Viggo Mortensen

In work: Kirsten has been busy shooting her new film alongside Viggo Mortensen

 

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Good for her not to throw her money around like some other celebrities, but given that she can afford the ring and if it was a reasonable price for it (and the owner wasn't ripping her off) she should have just paid the price stated. I haven't seen the jewelry so I wouldn't know.

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When I am confronted by these Turkish con artist aka shop owners, my favorite come back line when hit with an outrageous offered price...would you treat your father-in-law this way? I came here to look, not to become a partner in this place. In Germany I use German. In Scandinavia I have to vary the accent to come across as a Dane or Swede. The volley of exchanges is always the same in the haggle process. I won't settle if the final ask on his side is above the 15% mark, which means he has to come down 85%. They all grumble they can't survive unless they get 50% of the original ask. So my feet answer the bargaining call to the next shop. My total purchases over a 60 year period of this type of haggling has been at best 10 items, at my 15% level.

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Homely, no-talent woman who needs to go away-now-forever....ugh..

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All that money in the bank and she felt it necessary to haggle? Way to take a few dollars away from a small shop owner. That bit of money won't make any difference to her, but a big difference to the shop owner!

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The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is worth visiting because it is the precursor to our present day shopping malls that can also be found across the Bosphorus on the "European" side. The idea of natural lighting through clerestory windows, running water in fountains to clean and cool the place, the incredible display of merchandise is well worth the trip. But more so is Eminounu, the ancient spice and food market, and experience all unto itself. You do not go shopping in these places, you go for the atmosphere, even haggling over the price of saffron is an experience. Where else in the world today would you find leeches on sale? Try it, you will like it.

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wow, boring. thanks DM.

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Was it worth the effort following her around for 4 hours for this story?

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Not the biggest fan of the Grand Bazaar, not very good at haggling and really annoying having the shop keepers harass you at every turn, asking you to drink tea in their shops, to come look at this, look at that, one actually kissed my hand! not a fan, prefer the malls of Istanbul actually haha

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Considering the fact that she made many indie movies the last time, for example the awesome movie "Melancholia", which only had a budget around 7 Millions, she doesn't command millions of dollars per movie. Just saying.

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That Bazaar is a bizarre, TOTAL harrassment. I look neither Indian or Turkish (pretty mixed). Men were more interested to know where I was from,Miss come here, miss see this, miss where are you from, miss this, miss that, and they come so close to you and try to touch you. I will never go back there. Managed to get a scarf for memory.

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