Who really doesn’t love lying on a charpoy (or charpai as we call it here) after a hard day’s work? A lot of Pakistanis surely do!
They are cheap, they are sturdy and almost always found in every Pakistani household. They are so common in both rural and urban settings that a household without a charpoy is unheard of.
But what if that charpoy, which is generally considered as a staple piece of furniture that is part of every Pakistani household (even throughout the sub-continent), gives you a long pause?
Its not everyday that you see something that makes you question the very state of the world itself, but this charpoy from Australia certainly falls into that category:
Bloody hell! pic.twitter.com/nBiC3yfn6J
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) October 5, 2017
A charpoy for an astonishingly stupefying $990 in Australia! Or about 80,900 Pakistani Rupees to be precise!
About that Price Tag….
So what does this charpoy from Australia has that the other charpoys that you can normally get for a starting price of just Rs 1,800 (even less!) in Pakistan?
Based on an ancient design? Yeah right. 100% Australian made? Ok they do have huge labor costs but not this huge. Better materials? That’s just anyone’s guess based on the picture of the product.
In short, your guess is as good as mine when it comes to that outrageous price tag.
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, if a high-profile western brand could do this in the case of the evergreen Peshawari chappals, then why not for a charpoy?
What do you think about this Made-in-Australia charpoy? Do you think the seller is justified in pricing it the way it is right now?