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  • Do not screw with Ms. Hiraga of Tokyo’s necklaces

    Posted on May 26th, 2009 keving 2 comments

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    Did you know QVC had a Japanese channel? Did you know that they had a very amusing exchange with a customer live on TV several days back that’s become a viral-video sensation over there? Now you do!

    QVC Japan is a bunch of wimps and has been removing the video (depicting two hosts selling an “18K Italian-Made Fancy Chain Necklace”) left and right across YouTube and Nicovideo, although people are re-uploading the clip to Nico on a pretty frenetic basis — Streisand effect, Asian style. Here’s a currently active Nico link.

    I am too lazy to re-upload the sucker to YT and do my own subtitles, but here is a transcript:

    Hostess: All right, we have a customer on the line. This is Ms. Hiraga from Tokyo. Hello?
    Hiraga:
    Yes?
    Hostess:
    Ah, Ms. Hiraga, good evening!
    Hiraga:
    Good evening.
    Hostess:
    So, which of Today’s Special Values are you…are you buying the necklace?
    Hiraga:
    The necklace.
    Host/Hostess:
    Thank you very much!
    Hostess:
    If I may ask, how many of them did you purchase?
    Hiraga:
    Five of them.
    Hostess:
    Five?!
    Hiraga:
    Yes.
    Hostess:
    (sticks hand out, fingers spread) Five of them! Thank you very much! Um, are you going to be using them for a party, or for presents?
    Hiraga:
    For a family gathering.
    Hostess:
    A family gathering?
    Hiraga:
    Yes.
    Hostess:
    Oh, that’s wonderful!
    Hiraga:
    No, it’s not wonderful. It’s not wonderful at all. It’s nothing unusual.

    Studio: ………………………….

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