Entrepreneur’s tricky lychee-selling business strategy leaves the internet with conflicting opinions

  • Kasi Economy shared the story of a man who started selling lychees without having a penny to his name
  • According to the popular account, the industrious guy took orders from his neighbours, then claimed he had no stock but took their money to fetch the goods
  • While some netizens of Saffa think his marketing strategy was clever, others think he committed some kind of fraud

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Popular Twitter account Kasi Economy shared the story of an anonymous man who made something out of thin air, in a rather tricky way. Kasi Economy shared an image of a vendor selling lychees on the road.

According to Kasi Economy, the man started his business with no money in his name. The entrepreneur told his neighbors his stock had run out but took orders for R30 upwards and then rushed to arrange the goods.

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The neighbors apparently did, and he used the money to buy two crates of summer fruit along with bags to pack them.

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This man started selling lychees without having the product; he used the money from the orders to buy and sell the fruit. Image: @KasiEconomy/Twitter and Md Manik/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images
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Kasi’s economy Publish gained around 600 likes on Twitter as social media users discussed the guys’ business strategy:

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Some Saffa are impressed by the lychee vendor

@BusisiweMaek said:

“I like South Africans who take charge of their income.”

@SimangaRadeb shared:

“It’s really beautiful and inspiring.”

@ofentsemou wrote:

“An incredibly intelligent young man.”

@action_things tweeted in response:

“Proof that if you’re looking for a solution, you’ll find it.”

Quote from @LusaphoMatinise tweeted the message with:


@Thisthat_Acadmy thinks:

“Money loves money but you don’t need money to make money.”

These Internet users believe that the entrepreneur’s strategy was misleading

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@Bruno_komane3 replied:

“It’s fraud, but it is what it is.”

@bernardtembo tweeted:

“He lied.”

Engineering graduate transforming old geysers into stunning braai stands, impresses Mzansi: ‘Excellent work indeed’

In other entrepreneurial news shared by Kasi Economy, In brief News previously reported that Matome Maphala, an electrical engineering graduate, has wowed South Africans with his creative braai stand designs.

Inspired by an old geyser he found at his parents’ house, Maphala created a variety of braai from the abandoned water reservoirs. The Limpopo native has taken his talents and turned them into a source of income, selling his stylish braai stalls to the community.

Using his “Matswi Braai Stands” Twitter account, Maphala offers an interesting look into his craft. In brief News shared a post on Facebook giving readers a chance to see the skills of the innovative engineer and they were definitely impressed.

Source: News in Brief


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