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Police called in over couple's Single's Day argument

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The Single's Day shopping extravaganza has been known to drive shoppers nuts at times.

A young Chinese couple ended up in such a heated argument on Wednesday’s (Nov 11) “Single’s Day” that they had to call in the police to their home to intervene, the South China Morning Post reported.

The couple, both 24 and living in Fuzhou in Fujian province, were shopping together online that night.

Within two hours, they had spent a total of about 20,000 yuan (S$4,460) on e-commerce websites.

They then realised that they had exceeded their credit limit on their credit cards but had not finished buying everything they had set out to get.

The wife then accused her husband of forgetting to buy her a gift, while the man complained that the wife had bought too much cheap but unnecessary “junk”.

The argument dragged on for hours until the husband called the police for help at 3am.

Single's Day on Nov 11, which started in China but is now replicated in many countries and online shops, has become the world's largest online shopping event.

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba sold 91 billion yuan (S$4.24 billion) in merchandise on that day alone, a 50 per cent increase from last year's Single's Day sales.

Source: South China Morning Post


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