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Odd Saturday: Eden in China

City-Eden-ShoesMaybe I shouldn’t even be calling that odd; advertisements are often strange, after all. When cultural/religious ideas from different places collide in advertisements, there are things that you could let slide, or can wonder about a lot.

The very association of Eden with a city, if you want to think about it…


Luxury Shoppers – The Far Side of Chinese Society?


Conspicuously Hidden Consumption


  1. Mrs AT Rice

    These MBT Eden and MBT UK . com webpages may be linked and the first one has caused me great distress and time wasted trying to send back a faulty, ill-sized pair of men’s shoes and get a full refund. Bearing in mind that the Chinese company, MBT Eden in Changsha, China, sent the shoes and declared their value as $10.00, they actually charged me $104.00 and now won’t refund my money. Even if I pay the £15.00 it will cost to send them back, they will only give me a tiny refund of 15%. I am livid and want to warn people off of this disreputable company which has also changed its contact email number. When one complains one gets this automated response and also a more personal and grammatically poorly written one from a Ms A Wong to offer a pittance and comment how trashy it would be for them to receive their faulty goods back at the factory. Has anyone else been in dealings with MBT Eden?

    • I’m not sure how much this has to do with the Eden referenced in the advertisement, but, oh well…

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