How Korean Markets Keep Prices Low

29 Jun 2009 /
Korean market

My wife’s in a great mood. She’s just back from grocery shopping at the local Korean market, where fresh produce is sold cheaply.

“Guess how much for these,” she says excitedly, holding up a package of eggs.

“How many are there?”

“Twenty.”

I haven’t bought eggs in years so I have no idea how much they cost. I’m thinking of guessing $1.99 but I don’t want to undershoot the real price and take all the fun out of it for her.

“Two ninety-nine,” I say.

“Ninety-nine cents!” She’s now holding up a small carton of fruit. “How much for these?” she asks.

“What are those?”

“Boysenberries.”

“Ninety-nine cents,” I say, since that was the right answer on the eggs.

“Thirty-three cents! How can they sell this stuff so cheap?”

“They sneak around local farms by night, stealing eggs and boysenberries. It’s the only possible explanation.”


One Comment on How Korean Markets Keep Prices Low »

  1. Jan

    3 Jul 2009 @ 6:39 am


    Oh, I recognize that street…It’s in Northwood, or Woodbridge, right?

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