Hurry Up!: This Tamil Nadu mobile shop gives 1kg onion free on purchasing a smartphone

With onion prices skyrocketing in the country, a mobile owner in Tamil Nadu has come up with an amazing marketing strategy to sell his smart phones.

STR Mobiles located on the Thalayari Street in Pattukottai has put up a poster on its entrance that whoever purchases a smartphone from the shop will be given one kilogram of onions totally free.

“Nobody in Pattukottai has ever heard of such offers. So people are curious. I have been observing more footfall at the shop since the advertisement was put up,” the owner of the shop, Saravana Kumar, told the News Minute.

The 35-year-old shop owner who has his shop from over 8 years used to sell 2 mobile phones per day but since he has introduced the 'unresistable' offer he sold 8 mobile phones a day.

Reportedly, 1 kg onion costs around Rs 140-180 in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Earlier on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that she doesn't eat much of onion or garlic and hails from a family where these two vegetables are not much in use.

Her remarks about personal eating habits came while responding to interruptions by some opposition members at a time when she was speaking on the onion issue. "I don't eat much of onion-garlic. I come from such a family which doesn't have much to do with onion", she said.

Taking a dig at Nirmala Sitharaman's comment, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said that she couldn’t understand onions, how would she understand ‘economic issues’.

(To view our epaper please click here. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Free Press Journal