All The Things You Should Know If You Are Going To Kant For The First Time


One reason Kantamanto will always be “IT” for us is the fact that you can get whatever you want at affordable prices. There are items there that cost less but when you see the same thing on social media, it’s priced 3 or four times the amount you’ll get in the market.

The only problem is that sometimes, you won’t get all you want in one place. You would have to search far and wide before you get some particular item. You’ll get others too at random and when you go to the same place another time, you’ll get entirely different stuff.

Here are a few tips on how to beat the Kant game.

1. Go early

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If you know, you know. When they get the bales of clothes, they usually don’t know what to expect in it and so when they open it up early in the morning (around 5 am), they don’t really have a price in mind. You can get really cool items for much less as compared to when you get there later.

2. Send a specific amount of money

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Otherwise, you’ll spend everything you have since you’ll be tempted to buy any and everything and also because the clothes are so affordable.

3. Go with a list of items you want to get

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Unless of course, you just want to go spend money on randoms. If you have a list of items to buy, it helps you to stay focused and not get things you don’t need. It will also help you not overspend.

4. Go with someone

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During the early mornings, there’s a lot of pressure because a lot of people are also trying to pick items and go sell them. For more efficiency on your part, go with a friend so while you’re picking, they are also picking other items. At the end of the day, you can come together and finally decide on the ones you’re going with.

5. Protect your valuables

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If you’re going to Kanta, you should know the type of bag to carry there. If you’re carrying a side bag make sure it’s in front of you at all times. If you’re not careful, your valuables will be stolen.

6. Be prepared to walk briskly

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Kanta is not for slowpokes. Everyone is moving from one place to another and there will always be human traffic. If you don’t walk fast, people will insult you, push you aside and keep shouting “Agoo, Agoo” in your ears. If you’re not ready to be active, move quickly.

7. Check each item

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Some of these items have holes in them and you wouldn’t know until you check. Some have stains in them that won’t come out. You need to be very observant otherwise you’ll run at a loss, buying things that you can’t wear.

What other tip did we leave out? Let us know in the comments section.


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