Souvenier Window Shopper
Souvenirs are always overpriced and generally low quality. The value is in the memory they represent. But, what about the actual monetary value they represent? Sometimes a fun game for me is to think about how much effort REALLY went into making the chincy pieces of crap you find at tourist traps.
Are these swirly earrings really worth $45? No.
How much do you think the store pays for them wholesale? What do you think the mark-up is & what do the profits go to? How many of these earrings do you think they actually sell & when was the last sale? (and to what customer!?).
Basically, figure out the entire supply chain and level of work involved in this enterprise, then discuss with your date if you think this is a viable business venture (and if not, what would make it a viable one?