29 December 2013

Petak shuka

We were looking to buy a treadmill and other exercise equipment for the apartment, and Jarred got in touch with a sporting goods store that advertised items on list.am (the Armenian version of Craigslist).  We went to order everything today, and it turns out the store is located in Petak, a warehouse-turned-marketplace similar to the indoor sections of Bangladesh (which you can see in this post).

 

It has been an unusually cold December in Yerevan this year, with a high temperature of -16 degrees Celsius each day lately, and without any heating, shopping at Petak requires some serious fortitude (I can imagine the place would be an oven in the summer).  Also, because it's almost New Year's/Christmas, the place was very crowded. So if you're interested in checking it out (which you absolutely should), my advice is to go in May or October.

The sun was visible through the grey skies above Petak, but it didn't seem to make a difference.

You can find everything at Petak, from electronics...

...to holiday and party decor...


...from clothes and shoes...

...to fishing and hunting gear...

...from kitchenware...


...to the sports equipment that was our reason for coming.

And as at any shuka, the prices are negotiable!  So we got a great deal on a treadmill (1-year warranty), workout bench, and free weights, including delivery to our place tomorrow.

Nate found a chair and entertained himself while we shopped.


2 comments:

jereco didal said...

hello madam is there a sport bag trolley like in petak shuka? by the way how are you? are you still in Armenia?

Jarred, Angela, and Nathan said...

Hi, Jereco! Yes, we're still around... just been a little behind on our blog upkeep. Ok, a LOT behind! You can definitely find sports bags at Petak. The weird thing is my husband went there a couple weeks ago to look for car parts, and the place was closed. I don't know if that's because it was a Sunday, or what, but if you go, please let me know if it's still open or also closed....I may have to update this post if they've shut down or if their hours have changed.