Friday, May 20, 2016

Authentic North Korean Goods

IOTW's MJA found this UPI story.  Apparently authentic North Korean military uniforms and other items are finding their way onto eBay.

I found this Lieutenant Colonel uniform in my own search, for $325 plus shipping from China:

If authentic, one can assume the price has doubled at each step:
The current owner paid $150,
To the exporter who brought it across the Tumen River after paying $75,
From the LTC (or a thief) inside North Korea.
$75 is 4.2% of the North Korean income per capita ($1800), or $2,294 in US terms.

U/T: Comrade MJA

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