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Posted On: 8 September 2020 03:10 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Why did 100s of Qataris line up outside the Cartier store in Doha?

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Why did 100s of Qataris line up outside the Cartier store in Doha?

Social media has been buzzing with news that was the main headline among Qataris yesterday. Just what was that news that was doing the social media rounds?

Apparently, hundreds of Qataris lined up outside the Cartier luxury jewellery store to buy a Limited Edition Cartier pen (see image below)!

Why did 100s of Qataris line up outside the Cartier store in Doha?
Image credit: Rashid bin Ali Al-Athbi

The question is why would they line up for hours under the sun just for a pen?

According to a tweet by Muhammed Al-Jufairi who, who reshared Rashid bin Ali Al-Athbi's tweet:

"Most (of these men) would resell it (the Cartier pen) at Instagram auctions (which became popular this month in Qatar)."

Did you know that Qataris usually have pens in their Thobe pocket, and they're usually fancy pens like the one pictured above? It's one of their most important accessories - part of their style and, of course, you never know when you'll need a pen to write something or sign some documents. Find out more about why you'll often see a pen in their pocket and why it's a fancy one, when you click on the following video:

Interesting, don't you think?

More about this Cartier pen

According to Cartier, this 'Santos-Dumont' ballpoint pen was only released in the Middle East. This ballpoint pen with Moucharaby motif engraved on the metal and green and white recessed lacquer cap features a palladium-finish brushed metal body and green resin cabochon. This Limited Edition was released in March of 2020.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to find out its exact price, but on eBay, it sold for $1,500 (approximately QR 5,500) just yesterday.

If you bought an expensive pen would you keep it? Would you buy an expensive pen and then auction it off? Do let's know your thoughts in our comments section. Like and share the article - it keeps us going!

Image source: Rashid bin Ali Al-Athbi