20 October 2008

Back to the Past (Retail is obviously suffering)

After a trip to the future (see my last post), we managed to pass by Manama Souq. Now, for any of you who read my post about retail suffering and disagreed, you need to see this to believe it. Passing by a few retailers in the Souq, I came across this:

Looks like a normal shop right? Ok, maybe if it was 1985 or so. Although a pretty large shop in quite a prime area of the market, this is what the shop actually had in it's window:


I swear I remember that blender from when I was 8 years old. And when you think about it, the best stuff is usually what's displayed in the window... Which means I don't even want to think about the age of stuff they have inside!


Yeah, a mechanical can opener; so 80's. And it's actually the size of little TV!

It's 2008. They're still trying to get these things sold. Whoever said retail in Bahrain wasn't suffering, here's your proof that it is! lol...

11 comments:

Grey said...

lool buy it ! those things could be antique someday ..

Abid said...

They already are antique lol

PaLoMiNo said...

wansaaa u guys have ashya min il tooorath ;p

Nasrawi said...

OR, this is retro 80s blenders and can openers, only the LATEST line from GE... hmm...

Yes, it is all gloom and doom from here on for 'state capitalism'(see Chomsky at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2008/1010/1223560345968.html) ... well, let's hope so anyway...

Shionge said...

Hey could this be an antique shop?? I know my boss would love to grab these old stuff ;)

LiB Team said...

Oooh I always wanted one of those 80's can openers. Now I know where to get them, but I bet you that they still sell them based on the cost price they bought it for way back in 1983!

Shwaish said...

hehehehehe its cute though oo akeed someone is buying wila shako theyre selling it

coralbead said...

maybe they are thinking that some tech-dead bum would wander into their place and grab these antiquated thingies!!!

Zhu said...

You should see China... they sell anything, from Ipod to 1990 video games. Usually side by side.

eshda3wa said...

it probably was an electronics museum ;P

SomeGuyFrom said...

hey, those are cool! I love old technology. they make this age looks better.