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An Australian Is Trying To Sell 'Khatiyas' For $990 And Indian Twitter Can't Handle It

IANS, 06 Oct, 2017 04:42 PM

    An ad featuring a basic 'charpoy' with jute ropes and wooden frame is going viral. The advertisement from Australia has left Indian Twitterati amazed — not because the desi bed is in demand — but for its unbelievable price.

     

    Sydney resident Daniel Bloore, who is the manufacturer of the beds, first noticed a charpoy during a visit to India in 2010, according to SBS Punjabi. He used one for himself and after making one for a friend, decided to sell them.

     

    Bloore says he dropped a flyer at an Indian grocery shop about six months ago and has been getting an overwhelming response ever since. “The timber and the rope cost almost half of the price and then it takes many hours to make the frame,” he told SBS Punjabi. It takes Bloore a week to make one bed.

     

    In India, where the charpoy is available for a fraction of the price quoted, the advertisement raised quite a few laughs. On Twitter, people found the exorbitant price hilarious. Sample some reactions:

     
     
     
     
     

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