• Short Summary

    A young West Berlin television and radio dealer is causing some concern among his fellow traders.

  • Description

    A young West Berlin television and radio dealer is causing some concern among his fellow traders. For several weeks he's been undercutting his opponents' prices - that's good for business in any field - but few dealers would go as low as this man. He's selling television sets, in working order of course, for one or two Pfennig - that's less than a penny (sterling) or a cent.

    The dealer says he's selling the sets cheaply to clear his shelves for colour television. The sets are those traded in for new ones.

    The "give-away" prices have so worried his competitors that the dealer receives daily threatening letters and telephone calls.

    Today (Monday) there was an added incentive for customers: a free, brand-new television set for one lucky person....black and white, though.

    People began waiting outside the shop in West Berlin yesterday evening - some eighteen hours before the door opened.

    And during the mad scramble this morning for bargains, many started crying but not for joy. Somebody let off tear-gas inside and the dealer thinks it may well have been a competitor.

    In the end, a youngster won the free, new set and police were called in to clear the crowd as fighting broke out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCF7QMCFIS48YZFQ7Q83R9OMX
    Media URN:
    VLVADCF7QMCFIS48YZFQ7Q83R9OMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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