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Risque (Risky) business in Karachi

Discussion in 'Pakistan Economy' started by wtf, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. wtf

    wtf SENIOR MEMBER

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    New York times has an interesting story on the front page today about a couple of Pakistani brothers who make and export sex toys. They make $1 Million a year in profit, but keep the business secret from their mother!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/world/asia/28fetish.html?hp

    ( My attempt is not to criticize the society of South Asia, but to highlight how people find unique, untapped niches to do business in. )
     
  2. Luftwaffe

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    okay so what are you trying to prove in here??
     
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    Everyone got eat wtf ! and iam sure they have these kind of business everywhere! lol !
     
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    I agree. I wish some Indians could have figured it out too. I don't see what's wrong in making money as long as it is used legally (within whoevers bedroom) .
    It was funny that two people managed to find an opportunity, set up a factory and find buyers and make tons of money. These products are almost never sold locally. Talks about entrepreneurial skills of some people in Pakistan - apparently a large percentage of world's soccer balls are made in Pakistan even though Pakistan is not a big soccer player.
     
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    Two Prhases:

    1. Supply and Demand
    2. Economies of Scale

    Nothing funny about both, both are corenerstones of business (especially international business).