Residents of a neighborhood in Shenzhen， South China’s Guangdong Province， reportedly bought 32 tons of potatoes overnight on Monday to help clear products a 60-year-old outland vendor failed to trade and had since been stuck in the city for several days.
-mile-away Shenzhen due to poor sales condition in his hometown.
by his son-in-law that potatoes have greater markets and are higher priced in Shenzhen， Ma decided to give it a shot.
However， his products were suddenly unsellable after he arrived there on Nov 5.
It was said that Ma’s potatoes were poor in quality， while others said that he was tricked by the local dealer who rejected his products in an attempt to bargain with Ma over price.
'My potatoes were indeed not as good as the ones that were already stored，' said Ma， 'furthermore， is not big enough for the large amount of potatoes I brought. Therefore I had to pull out of the deal and stored potatoes temporarily on the street.'
It had been several days and Ma’s potatoes made quite a scene around the neighborhood.
Soon his dilemma circulated on social me
even persuaded staff to purchase the stored potatoes to relieve Ma’s burden and help him go home.
Consequently， Ma’s potatoes were sold out overnight on Monday and he could finally return.
'This journey is the longest I’ve ever undergone and now I can finally go home. I’m so grateful for the people who helped me here; this city impressed me greatly，' Ma said.