"Sure, we do deliver... when we see a possible profit." I wonder if Dali beer would have been OK?
Since we are on the topic of money I might as well share another story. A friend of mine went to Carrefour the other day. He wanted to buy a lot of beers as he was planning to have a party. Since he couldn’t carry everything himself he asked some shop assistants if Carrefour could deliver the beers to his home.
-How many do you want? The girls first asked.
-Many, many! The guy replied.
-OK! Both girls smiled. Then one of them remembered:
-Hey, what kind?!
-Eh…. Both girls suddenly didn’t smile anymore. Sorry, that is not OK.
-Ehhh….. it’s not. How about… this one?! Budweiser?
The three of them went over to the beer section. A Qingdao was 3,5 kuai and a Budweiser was more than twice the price. My friend slowly started to realized what this was all about.
-Sorry, I don’t like Budweiser beer. Is it not OK with Qingdao?
-This Qingdao? The girls pointed at a smaller, more expensive bottle version of Qingdao.
-No, that’s not the one I meant. How about the cheapest one?
-Sorry, not OK.
So there we go. Carrefour only bothers to deliver when you buy expensive beers.
The funny part about the story? My friend actually doesn’t really care so much about the price, but her really prefers the cheapest version of Qingdao for its taste. Bummer.