January 10, 2005 5:09 PM Subscribe
The economics of Chinatown: why is stuff so cheap there? [Your fortune says: more inside!]
posted by stonerose to Shopping (14 answers total)
I'm lucky to live in Toronto, where there are a couple of Chinatowns. I've always wondered why groceries and household goods are so cheap there relative to mainstream outlets. Why does Chinatown seem immune to larger local market forces? I have my own guesses, but I'd really welcome some evidence-based reasoning.