By Tyler Durden
To celebrate (or commiserate) China’s Singles’ Day last week, one Chinese store offered a lifetime’s supply of liquor (presumably from which to drown one’s sorrows at being single?) for a one-off payment of 11,111 yuan (around US $1,674).
Perhaps anticipating the likely demand for such a service, SCMP reports, Jiang Xiaobai, a Chongqing-based online retailer, is limiting the offer to just 33 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.
A wide variety of Chinese retailers now offer promotions to mark the event, and the lifetime’s supply of drink is just one of the more eye-catching offers.
Under the terms of the deal, Jiang Xiaobai will send subscribers a dozen bottles of baijiu, a fiery Chinese spirit, every month until their death, according to Beijing Youth Daily.
If they die within five years of signing up family members can inherit the contract.
The bottles of the spirit normally sell individually for 196 yuan, and after five years the total value of the shipments will pass the 11,111 yuan mark.
After that, the drinkers will be able to toast a profit.
Chang Sha, a lawyer based in Beijing, said the deal was legal, the report said.
But she warned that it could be cancelled if the company …read more