On Wednesday we had to go buy some birthday gifts for Rami’s nieces and nephews. I didn’t know of any near stores in Jabriya but Shanakil and 101. So we went with the first choice because I’ve dealt with them so many times before, way before I had Hassan. I really thought they had good prices.
To my absolute shock everything was so expensive, for instance every time we laid our eyes on something, the owner would go “the original price is 10kd but for you guys I’ll sell it for 8kd.” I knew the guy was trying so hard to play us dumb because some toys were no way sold for such prices. I’ve seen most of their items for a much cheaper price else where.
I got pissed off the guy! I got even more pissed when we were checking out the toddler’s strollers and one of them was sold for 12kd, while others were for much more. That’s when Rami went “we’re better off buying a stroller from Mothercare” and then we left.
I told Rami let’s check out 101 since we’re in the area. The prices were even more ridiculously expensive. What a bunch of rip offs.
The next day we went to Fantasy World, and I was a happy customer when I left. I found so many good brands for a much cheaper price and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the same toy strollers, of the same quality as the ones we saw at Shanakil but for a much cheaper price 2.850kd, what a huge difference. How naive I was to believe such stores.