Thursday, December 4, 2008
This Looks Familiar...
When I was in Shanghai for the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, I headed to Dongtai Lu, the antique market street.
There I bought some embroidery, and some plates and bowls that had butterflies painted on them.
And as I was dragging my haul out of the area to catch a taxi back to my hotel, I spied an antique clock in a stall.
It was black with the two bells at the top and looked quite cool.
The shop owner wanted 300RMB ($43.58) but I said that was too expensive. I think in the end I got it for 120RMB ($17.43).
I was so proud of the clock, thinking it was in pretty good condition. With a bit of cleaning, as it was slightly rusted on the metal handle at the top, it would look like a nice decorate piece.
Fast forward to tonight as I wandered around Ikea and I spotted THE SAME CLOCK.
Could it be the same? It looked very similar.
And the price? 39RMB ($5.67).
Now that I examine my "old" clock again, I think I've been had!
You win some, you lose some.