On the web marketplaces have created it feasible to invest in and offer practically anything, together with some truly weird and outrageously priced goods. Remember Balenciaga’s wrecked sneakers and handbags seeking like ‘thailas‘ advertising for $625 and $2090, respectively? If you assumed this kind of staggering charges of generally obtainable solutions are restricted to international goods by itself, you might be completely wrong! An e-commerce web page in the United States is giving a traditional Indian charpai for an exorbitant rate.
The charpai is a simple bed created from wooden and woven jute ropes and ordinarily retails in India for roughly Rs 2,000-10,000. Having said that, on Etsy, it is becoming offered for somewhere around 1.12 lakh by an Indian vendor.
It is explained as a “traditional Indian mattress with quite lovely decor,” designed from higher-top quality resources and crafted by hand. The charpai measures 36 inches in width, 72 inches in height, and 18 inches in depth.
The reason for the inflated price stays unclear – if it is thanks to the unique layout and exceptional craftsmanship or simply owing to the superior demand for Indian items in the US. No matter what the motive, the charpai’s exorbitant price tag has sparked a discussion online, with numerous persons expressing outrage.
“Unbelievable! Our desi charpai is staying sold for over Rs.1 lakh in the US and many are purchasing it.,” a user tweeted.
अगर आप गांव से ताल्लुक रखेंगे तो आपके वहां के घरों में खटिया खाट या #चारपाई तो जरूर नजर आएंगे हालाँकि ज़हर के साथ गाँव में भी खाट का चलना अब कम होता जा रहा है भले ही आधुनिकता की दौड़ में भारतीय परिवार चारपाई से मुंह मोड़ रहे हों लेकिन सात समंदर पार अमेरिका जैसे देशों #charpai pic.twitter.com/XArQwaDcg6
— घासीराम रेबारी (@rebaribjp) Might 12, 2023
Another user wrote, “Dear Us citizens, in 1 lakh, you fellas can journey India for 3-4 times even following shopping for Charpai from India and its transportation expense.”
Our ‘charpai’ is staying sold in the US for about a single lakh #rupees. Let’s celebrate it as a benefit that this artwork is receiving. Which are the other #Indian middle- class domestic #goods that may well join the ‘charpai’?#Charpai #Onlineshopping #US #Art #India pic.twitter.com/eWGknPZK2f
— Our Vadodara (@OVadodara) May 11, 2023
This is not the to start with occasion of an Indian product becoming marketed for an exorbitant price on a US e-commerce internet site. In the latest years, items such as a bucket that sold for Rs 25,999 and a plastic bag that bought for Rs 14,999 have garnered awareness for their shockingly higher price ranges.