We will be at CTI in 2 weeks and have a question for people that have done this before. I've always seen those beautiful large carvings that the locals sell and always was tempted to get one. It brings up a few "problems" though and wonder if anyone has brought any and what their solutions are.
No1. The locals tell me that they will pack them up for me, but then I will not be able to take my Rum Cream as my carry on because I cannot take both. I don't really want to pack the Rum Cream in my suitcase. I get it at the airport and they pack it for carry on for me.
No2: I have NO IDEA what a Fair price for those carvings are. They are never marked with a price and when you ask "how Much?" they always ask what I am willing to pay. I'm always afraid of naming a price because I certainly don't want to pay any more than one should but I fear offending them if I don't offer enough. Can anyone share their thoughts on this subject and also how you bring it back home without them breaking.
Can they be "shipped" ?UPS? or similar?