Duc, sequere, aut de via decede!

Train system supermarket in Shenyang

September 20th, 2006 . by Matt

A supermarket in China came up with an interesting gimmick to get customers – shopping using a mini-train system.

10 Responses to “Train system supermarket in Shenyang”

  1. comment number 1 by: James

    One of the dumbest things I’ve seen in a while..

  2. comment number 2 by: Travolta

    Here here. Absolutely stupid, completely inefficient. What a waste. Shame shame shame.

  3. comment number 3 by: yooklid


    Kind of like those futurist documentaries from the fifties….

    “In the year 1985, American lunar colonists won’t need to walk through their supermarket to get food, it will come to them….”

  4. comment number 4 by: showgee

    A sheer waste of electlicity.
    A reverse concept of Rotaing Sushi Bar?
    Another stealing of the Japanese great invention? LOL

  5. comment number 5 by: empraptor

    It’s not the inversion of the rotating sushi bar. It is exactly a rotating sushi bar, as the customers are being served to the goods. This brilliant system commoditizes customers and empower products. It is the wave of the future.

  6. comment number 6 by: firesoferebus

    NOO!!! Now Chinese people will become as obese as us Americans! D:

  7. comment number 7 by: showgee

    Matt, this supermarket would be exactly what you’ve been looking for, for there you don’t have to shout, “Duc, sequere, aut de via decede!”

  8. comment number 8 by: BananaBoi

    This Chinese “sushi train” supermarket has it’s novelty values, but I think I will get bored of it after a couple of rides.

  9. comment number 9 by: firesoferebus

    Now that I think about it, riding one would be really cool, but it’d suck if you only went in there for one item. And they do have a point, it’s better than pushing a shopping cart around a five-story grocery store.

    Still, if you can save electricity, you should do that instead of damming Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is one of the most awesome places I’ve ever been to.

  10. comment number 10 by: firesoferebus

    Agh another double-post.

    Restocking must be a pain, unless they have spaces between the aisles where people can walk…