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Male
Fr. Solomon Islands
Topic: Ever been lied to by a XInjianger?
Was cycling on Huandao Lu and decided to buy some Almond cake from the Xinjiang vendors.

I asked for 5 kuai's worth and gave the kid the money. He cut off a piece and demanded 20.

We argued a bit, and then his two buddies arrived, cutting knives in their hands.

I paid up and moved on. They were pretty aggressive.

Have you ever had this kind of problem with a Xinjianger? AFAIK the Chinese don't trust them much. I understand why now..
22 Nov 2011
Male
Fr. United Kingdom
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Yes.

The thing is though, I absolutely love that cake and just have to buy it whenever I can.

However, they try and cheat me every time, and I do mean every time, I buy it - over the years there has NEVER been an exception. Not once.

Either they try and overcharge me or give me too little. Simple as that.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. Solomon Islands
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There we go. I was quite annoyed but didn't feel like getting chopped up with the knives they had.

So, word of warning people - those almond cake selling Xinjiangers are going to try and rip you off.

The cake is quite nice though = been here 6 years and it's the first time I've bought it.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. United States
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Yes, they are also near the train station. When I first came to xiamen I tried it. They ripped me off that time. I will NOT buy from them again. They have to learn that when they do this, it will hurt their business because people talk to each other.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. United Kingdom
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I do have a trick up my sleeve.

In the past, when I have asked for RMB 20 worth of cake and they cut me a piece that should only cost RMB 5, I tell them they are cheating me and I don't want it any more. They are then stuck with a useless slice of cake that nobody will buy. I then walk over to the next guy and buy from him explaining I just walked away because the first guy tried to cheat me.

Apart from kick their cart over in frustration, this is all I can realistically do. So I do it.
22 Nov 2011


Female
Fr. China
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I am so sorry to hear that. it's really unfair to you. when i passed by, i would neglect them as my friends told me they are liars.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. Solomon Islands
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I think that's what I'm going to do, laowai. Just to spite them. Order 40 kuais worth, wait until he's nearly finished cutting it, then cycle away.

Last laugh.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. United States
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"Have you ever had this kind of problem with a Xinjianger? AFAIK the Chinese don't trust them much. I understand why now.


That's kind of a racist statment. There are over 100 in my school and almost all I have met and taught are very pleasant.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. Solomon Islands
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Not racist. Not on my part at least. Most Chinese say they don't much trust Xinjiangers. And since I was lied to/cheated by them today I understand why they say this.

I go to Afanti and they don't cheat me there, but they do have fixed prices on the menu.

No, no racism at all. Just misunderstood/misinterpreted on the part of the reader.
22 Nov 2011


Female
Fr. China
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Oh...

Dont want to sound racist or anything, but some of the Xinjiangers are very tricky, i have heard many many stories about them. Most chinese would warn each other to stay away from the cakes. Sometimes even the Xinjianger looking kidz becoz very often we were unable to find our wallets after seeing them.

Not that we are picking on them but since they dont look standard chinese, they do stand out.

I suggest not to buy the cakes from them becoz they are all in groups , with knives, sadly the local police can not do much about this, (some sort of minority ethnic group protection policies). I do hope they would learn their lesson once everyone stops buying from them so they have no business AT ALL.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. China
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@Laowai,you are brave enough to trick them

Most Xinjianger selling cakes in this ugly way which stains their fame.

Never buy this cake although it seems yummy,i am also curious about how the cake is made,it must be hard.
I wonder it takes the Xinjianger months to sell out all that big cakes,so does the cake have a quality guarantee period?I am a bit of worried about the hygiene for fear that they keep the cake exposed outside without protection.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. Germany
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Don't blame a whole province/race on that one experience you had...

Trust me...I learned from my countries history.
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. China
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@flyingcat
Maybe they suffered from extreme misery as in a hell and had to do so to make a living.

Also confused why the polices or city inspectors wont stop this,as many already got cheated and there will be more people going to experience this.

If you guys cant help eating it,i suggest to buy with a group of friends,better take along your knives,LOL
22 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. United States
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not racism on his part, just ignorance or is it arrogance or a bit of both ^_^
23 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. Solomon Islands
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Neeondetroll turns up with his (worthless) two cents worth. Well, doing a feeble job of standing up for minority groups the world over. WOX - add an 'ignore' button please.

Run along now kid, you aint worth it.

Carlito, all my other dealings with Xinjiangers have been fine (Afanti and other Xinjiang restaurants). But it seems the cake guys are out to deceive, then get aggressive to get their way - that aint on. They should get sent back to Xinjiang. Them and their cake.

Now that I think about it I haven't been to Afanti for a while now - just thinking of the kebabs makes my mouth water..
23 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. Holy See (City Vatican State)
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I never had a problem with any of xinjiang people (love their food the best in china) but it is true that in all cities i've lived, people has a common say "don't worry about anyone, but be careful with your pockets when there are xinjiang people around". And i am just putting other people words into letters in here.

And about the "cake" thing, when i was living in Nanjing it was pretty cool though, they sell the same thing, and they go in front of the door of the foreign dorms of nanjing university, so all the new students come and buy it, obviously it happens the same, they say 5 kuai and the xinjiang person ask for 20 after cutting and checking the weight, they refuse to pay and go to their dorm, but the xinjiang guy will follow him to his room and stay there until the guy gets annoyed and pay him the money.
It was fun to watch as everyday this will happen to 4 or 5 guys.
Then they are gone for about 4 month, and new semester, they come back!

And come on, bankers, government, they all steal our money and never seen anybody kicking their little costumer window ...
23 Nov 2011


Male
Fr. United Kingdom
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Let me be perfectly clear to people. In no way shape or form am I discriminating against an entire race based on my personal experience with the cake guys. To do that would be absolute madness.

However, let me repeat what I said before. The cake guys always, repeat always, try and rip me off. Every time. No exceptions.
23 Nov 2011


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