Sunday, July 13, 2008

Unreal prices

While I was walking around town yesterday, I found a couple stores selling random merchandise at crazy discount prices. 2 of these places were called Pricebusters and Singapore Charlie's. (good thing this charlie wasn't from vietnam because then he would have an uncomfortable store name)

For example: a full tube of Colgate toothpaste for $1, 3 roll pack of Mentos for $1, cds for $2, dresses for $15, T-shirts for $7. I wasn't sure how it worked but I did need toothpaste so I bought a tube anyway. When I came under brighter light, I read the back of the package carefully and noticed half the labeling was in thai.

So I guess it's just stuff that somebody moved in from thailand prices (and possible other asian countries) and is selling in Australia for mega profit per item, but they probably don't sell too many items. The whole store was really random. You couldn't actually shop there expecting to find an item you need.


Blogger vo said...

it sounds like daiso

July 13, 2008 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Spitfire said...

You guessed it right. It's called Gray Market goods, Jimmy. Like how the same text books sold in India are the "Low Price Editions", or LPEs, that they don't distribute in 1st world nations.

July 16, 2008 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

it's prob expired dude

July 17, 2008 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

What's daiso? Thanks for the economics lesson Leo! I get it now.

July 18, 2008 at 5:33 PM  

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