You can’t leave Saiturinpörssi with empty hands

On a freezing February day in 1992, Miika Ranta, then 13, followed the opening of the first Saiturinpörssi (“Miser’s Market”) in Malmi, Helsinki, with some trepidation. Recession had taken a firm grip of Finland, but his father and a friend had boldly decided to set up a new store. The store sold tools and, from the very first, the idea was to sell everything as cheaply as possible, cheaper than anyone else. The door closer…

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