Slick Turkish carpet shops entertain tour groups expertly. While the carpets are beautiful, I find the sales pitch most entertaining. Of course, normal guides and bus drivers make handsome commissions when they bring their groups carpet-shopping, and prices are very soft. But we are very careful not to let the allure of commissions hijack our program. While we include one carpet presentation for the group, we make sure no one is held captive in any carpet shop. (For instance, as soon as this sales pitch is over, we provide a shuttle bus ride back to our hotel for those who don’t want to shop.)