World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez Bottle Openers for Sale in China
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez’s infamous biting of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup game is now being monetized on Chinese e-commerce sites.
Nearly 200 merchants on China’s Taobao are selling Suarez bottle openers, for as little as 15 yuan ($2.50), according to The Wall Street Journal.
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But the openers don’t actually exist yet, and manufacturers are working to fill the large number of orders they’ve already received.
One Taobao vendor, Lin Mumu0393, told the Journal he had received 108 orders and was still working with manufacturers to make the product. He claimed he’ll have limited supplies in two weeks.
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Meanwhile a Chinese factory owner told the Journal he’d received a large number of orders from dealers and has completed the design but the actual products won’t be available until next week.
Another vendor, who’s selling the opener for 9,999 yuan, doesn’t even plan to sell it. He’s just using it to drum up attention for his other products.