Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:53 PM
Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:04 PM
The Ruskies certainly do - Folk used to barter da old Kay's and Freeman's Club Books with the Russian fishing fleet's water tanker when they berthed at Victoria Pier back in the '70s (LK being the only UK port that they were allowed to come ashore in during the "Cold War".) Many a good hat badge and alternative chocolate bar to be had. The crew took the catalogues back to the USSR so that their rag trade could copy the "modern" western clothes designs etc.
Edited by bug, 24 October 2017 - 09:05 PM.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:25 PM
Nope, the stuff they sold was grossly overpriced so as to cover things like agent commission and to earn interest on payments by instalments.
Once upon a time they were the only realistic alternative to buying in da toon, which had a smaller choice and was at least as expensive if not more so, but thankfully other options slightly more attractive and civilised have reached up via t' interwebs.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:27 PM
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