A look at Bulgaria's "bride's market"

Bulgaria's 18,000-person Kalaidzhi Roma clan holds an annual "bride market, where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them."

From Tai-wiki-widbee

Every year young Roma women attend "bride markets" with the intention of getting married to the highest bidder. "If you have gold jewelry and shoes that match your dress... the better family we come from, the higher price we get." The average bride price is about USD$300-350. "But it's more like massive speed-dating than the forced marriage market that the media reports."