Post by Boo Destroyer on Mar 20, 2005 18:53:25 GMT -5
Note: Sorry for the double-post (I wanted to put something else into a whole new post here). And the following isn't intended to be offensive. I picked it up from a comedian.
Besides, Indian people and Japanese people cannot do business together anyways. Whereas, Indians cannot live without a bargain and Japanese cannot give you a bargain. Their objective is to get every penny from you and our goal is to keep 'em.
Say, I went to the mall once into this store run by Japanese people (the wrong place for any Indian guy to go). I wanted to buy this bag, I look at the Japanese guy behind me and ask, "How much for the purse?" He goes, "$35!"
"Well, how about 30?"
Now Japanese people would never tell you no, they won't tell you no, the longest no you've ever heard in your life. It's like you said the most ridiculous thing they've heard...
"Okay, I'll give you 30..."
"Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo...No!! I can't do $30, I sell you $30 today. You come tomorrow, I close down!"
"Okay then, give me a deal. I don't want to pay $35."
"Hold on, one second, I talk to my wife, one sec, thank you..." *turns around and yells something in what sounds like Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Korean*
I go like:
"Okay, you seem like nice guy. I give you best price: $34.50!"
"But that's 50 cents, dude!"
"HEY! 50 cents a lot of money! You save 50 cents here then maybe you go somewhere else you save another 50 cents...then you have one dollar!"
"Then you take your dollar you go to the dollar store you buy something else!"
He starts turning into my money manager: "Let me finance your plan for you."
"Man, just forget it, it's not a deal, I'm not buying it. I'm leaving."
Then he says stuff that has nothing to do with the situation.
"HEY!...BE A MAN!"
"BE A MAN! DOOO DA RIGHT THING!"
"What do you mean 'do the right thing'?!"
"Maybe you don't buy the purse you go somewhere you walk around the mall you see something else you don't buy you come back you say, 'HEY!...I want the purse for $34.50!' I say, 'NO!....You don't buy for $34.50 now price go up maybe $40!'"
"............BE A MAN!"
Just can't do business. We can work together, just not with each other.
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 22, 2005 7:27:20 GMT -5
Boodestroyer: Yeah I watched this joke on a video shown by my teacher. Now my class is still having fun from that "Be a man. Do the right thing"!
Pirated FC (or you call it NES, but they are disigned to look loke FC!) does exist in HK, but they aren't selling nowadays!
I don't know much about India, but in HK there are all kinds of systems. I plan to buy my miniclassic tomorrow, or maybe this weekend. Just to tell, anything starting from 1983 are still selling now! (That means, early Game and Watches are not on the market. Shame!)
That's the problem... pirated GBA carts are ALREADY all over China. Nintendo is hoping to get in on that market while it experiences this capitalist turnover the country has been experiencing in recent years.
If they manage to shake the pirates out of the loop somewhat then not only will they have aided the videogame industry as a whole, but will have market dominance in the world's most populous country. Good move, I'd say, and so far their shift into China (where I believe the GBA SP has been on sale for some time now) has not had quite the negative effect you believe it has. Nintendo is obviously prepared for problems... they're not stupid.
Post by Hiker of Games on Apr 7, 2005 14:35:31 GMT -5
If Nintendo gets a stranglehold over the Asian market, particularily the Chinese one, that could definitely make up for their less that stellar performance in the American and European (and Australian) market.
Russia too... any untapped market usually comes with a bad pirate scene. I think Nintendo is particularly interested in tapping China, not just to cut off the piracy scene, but also to grab hold of the country with the highest population.
I wouldn't be surprised if India, with its increasingly popular reputation and a seedling of capitalist reform being planted, would be next. Country with the highest-density population... multiplayer games could do well
Yes Masamune, and Australia... (Only good enough to make it between a pair of brackets, huh? Just joking around... ;D)
Well, you know... Between China and India... you do have approx. 2 billion people! That's 1/3 of this here little planet we live on...
Seriously, it would be a great market to tap into (for any industry in the world) - hence the increasing rush to trade with Asia - the economic powerhouse and probable global dominant power of the future - and with Australia historically so tied up economically, there are plenty of commercial avanues that could open up between these neighbouring economies... as a Commerce student, this interests me a bit...