You can buy nearly anything from street vendors in Quito. Phone cards, sunglasses, CDs and DVDs, bananas, corn, limes or chochos. Just about anything you can carry easily. One time I passed a man standing next to an old-fashioned drugstore scale - 5 cents to weigh your self.
Walking home from the grocery store this afternoon, I passed a man selling record players on the street. And not the kind of thing you would use to spin a party, either. No, these were genuine immitation Victrolas - wooden boxes with turn-tables on top and great big horns attached by complicated plumbing.
I declined to buy one.
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