Monday, February 4, 2013

Baby diaper wars!

Good morning economists. Globalization is something that we have witnessed in one form or another during the last two decades. The development of the internet makes it easy to purchase goods from other countries and have them delivered right to your door. In fact, globalization has opened the door for many successful businesses that aim at buying goods at a low price and selling them for a profit.

The latest example of such behavior comes from Norway, where a large number of supermarkets in the south have entered into a "diaper price war". Supermarkets are lowering baby diaper prices in order to attract customers. And they are pretty successful in this endeavor.

Customers from Poland and Lithuania are literally driving their trucks to Norway, fill them up with baby diapers (each shipment costs around $9600) and sell them for twice the price in their respective countries. So a trip over to Norway can produce profits around $10000. And everything is completely legal! As a point of reference diapers in Norway cost $5,50 for a box of 50 diapers.

What do you say? Fancy a trip to Norway?

Have a nice day!

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  2. Baby Diaper is probably the most dreaded of all baby care activities, but using good quality diapers is also important because when baby is learning to stand,

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