Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Underthinking "The Occupation" Tent sale

So for those of you unaware the DCC has recently had quite a lot of large expenditure. From the Stadium with an identity crisis.

"Hi my name is Forsyth Barr, except when a world cup is on, then you can call me Otago"
 To a giant I am not sure what, but I am pretty sure its gross.

"What size batteries does this take?"

To a million traffic lights, seriously was there a sale on these things or something they are everywhere.

Eventually Dunedin ran out of intersections for there many traffic lights.
And people are complaining they are doing nothing but increase rates to pay for these things. Well I think we all owe the DCC an apology, they have rented the upper half of the Octagon to a group of independent tent salesman, to have a massive tent clearance.

Is it a coincidence, they decided to start their sale at the same time as R & R?
Its a shame it was raining today because it certainly seems to have lessened the interest in the tent sale. Because when I walked past their was no one looking at their tents at all.
Interested Buyer.

Although I am reliably informed some Policemen and private security works have shown a lot of interest in the tents, I hope this tire-kicking has turned into sales.

I think that sign in the corner, is veiled threat to R & R
Now from what I can glean there appears to be several tent companies represented down there. They seem to have formed some sort conglomerate called "The Occupation" to sell their tents.

I think its a little harsh to refer to R & R's sale as Corporate greed. But that's the harsh reality of retail.
Then they have a bunch of signs up above indicating the individual tent salesmen there.

I had no idea tent sales was such a thriving industry.

Some of the individual businesses I spied were





There were plenty more I am sorry if I had left you out. I thought some of them had strange names for tent companies but what do I know. I did like the International Socialist Organisation's slogan "Sick of Market and Neo-liberal bullshit", because the tent industry has become full of corporate speak, so I will definitely consider them next time I am buying a tent.

I am sick of your Market and Neo-liberal Bullshit traditional tent salesman.
I think this a great initiative to raise money for the new things the Dunedin, and promote the independent tent sales. I do have some concerns though. Although they are trying to put a new face on tent sales, some of the exhibitors should consider a haircut and some sort of bathing to boost sales.

I am pretty open minded, but I don't know if i would buy a tent of these people.
They are saying in the papers this tent sale could go for weeks, now i am not sure about your experience but if you leave a tent up for too long you can kill the grass, so I hope they will be shifting their tents around.


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