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Pair of mangoes goes for record ¥500,000 at season's first auction

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I've got a brand new pair of coconuts.....

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You know you have too much money if you're paying $2,000 plus for a mango

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Cue the jokes. Mine were moderated last year - but 太陽の卵 - there's no end with that.

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Meh... people pay that much for a bottle of wine and it never gets a mention. Why shouldn't a mango get the same treatment?

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Try to export that one!

size of exports economy ranking puts JP in fourth slot. About half of Germanys exports but well ahead of SK, France, Netherlands, Italy and a no.9 UK.

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I bet they taste like... (drums). Like mangoes.

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Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

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You don't spend 500,000 yen for two mangoes, you spend it to get mentioned in numerous media outlets. It's big advertising at a pretty low price. Except..... they didn't mention the name of the "local produce wholesale company" that bought them.

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Has to be a tax deduction.

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JohnB

Haha, I was going to mention exactly that,  the company got NO mention LOL!!! Waste of Y500,000!

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@JohnBecker Yes, they definitely are paying for media exposure and probably got their money's worth. Multiple Japanese media such as Asahi, named produce wholeseller, "Kuredo Miyazaki" as the winning bidder. https://www.asahi.com/sp/articles/ASM482RD0M48TNAB001.html

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They look very delicious and real sweet! But, I will never have enough cash to buy these amazing Miyazaki Mangos ;( The fact that there are people here able to purchase fruit at record prices,is a sign of a healthy economy that is ticking along real good. More positive signs.

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Gimme a South Asian or Thai mango any day of the week.

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Idiotic. Donate to a charity if you're going to waste money on some fruit.

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Excellent advertising and marketing plan. For mangoes, I'll take Philippine mangoes please. Cebu. Best I've ever had.

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Tis is what happens when you're rich and give your wife your salary.

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I just bought, two pairs actually.

Tasted in front of strangers and felt luxury right away.

It was kind of deja vu feeling.

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Hmmm. spend 25 nights at a reasonable hotel, or eat 2 mangos..What to do, what to do.

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 Except..... they didn't mention the name of the "local produce wholesale company" that bought them.

It was mentioned in the Japanese articles, and that's all that matters. I can't see gaijin lining up to pay 540,000 yen for a set of mangoes (basically they are breaking even on price - quite a deal). Iwataya main store, though, if you are interested.

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