iPad 2 shortage has spread to the afterlife as Chinese families in Malaysia

April 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

During the Qingming Festival, also known as the festival of cleaning the graves, the Chinese communities in Asia to honor their ancestors by burning fake money or replicas of luxury items such as flashy cars and designer bags.

The festival, which is derived from the teachings of Confucius family loyalty and tradition, is also widely celebrated among the Chinese in Malaysia, representing a quarter of the 28 million people in the predominantly Muslim country, but multicultural.

“Some of my clients have dreams where their deceased relatives asked about luxury items, including the IPAD 2,” said Jeffrey merchant prayer issue while you cardboard boxes filled with fake money in his shop on the outskirts of the capital.

“I can only offer the IPAD model first,” he added, pointing to shelves stocked with the iPhone gadget with the paper and here Samsung Galaxy.

I sent in 300 IPAD two sets of replicas from China for the Qingming Festival, which has been flying off the shelves and left him struggling to meet demand – a scenario of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) also faces.

In the tea shop, the first and second generation iPads paper sold for a dollar by 888 gigabytes of capacity, an auspicious number in Chinese culture. A database of 16 gigabytes of IPAD life cost $ 499.

For some Chinese, technological gadgets are not part of the shopping list to their dead relatives.

“They belong to the older generation. If you give all these iPads call, do not know how to use it, “Thomas said Soong, 61, when they set fire to a pile of counterfeit money in the grave of his grandmother outside the capital of Malaysia.

“So we traditionally have shoes, shirts … all needs,” he said.


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