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When in China . . . Buy Domestic Goods at Affordable Prices






That’s right. We reused that photo. As the loud and insightful Mary Poppin’s character put it, “We does what we like and likes what we do.” Chimneychew-roo.

The Nanjing, Jiangsu, China Ikea opened at the end of August and has been packed with modern trend and comfort seekers ever since. Customers arriving by a mixture of BMWs, bicycles, motorbikes and rickshaws explore the merchandise with unbounded enthusiasm. Cries of joy are heard throughout the kitchen gadget section as mother-in-laws in sleeve protectors discover microwave plate covers, and the line of men in business suits awaiting access to the office chair demo floor rivals only that of KFC on customer appreciation day. One must admit that China seems ready for this sort of “progress,” ready to enter the class of consumers buying mass made generic products – though not all of China (of course) – someone has to make it.

3 Responses to “When in China . . . Buy Domestic Goods at Affordable Prices”

  1. Indo Dreamin' says:

    I believe it was Bert.

  2. Indo Dreamin' says:

    I believe it was Bert.

  3. Indo Dreamin' says:

    I believe it was Bert.

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