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Beware of the shoeshine trick!

Posted on 25 February 2019

Just ignore any shoe shine man of boy who ‘accidentally’ drops his shoeshine brush. It is a classic trick to get your attention. Many will feel the urge of warning the poor man and he will put you under pressure tho shine your shoes.

You will always pay too much.

Look at this video how it is done on Taksim Square in Istanbul.

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