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Monday, March 30, 2009

Just Look How They Swindle

I went to Carrefour Seri Petaling (22nd March 2009) for some grocery shopping before going outstation. Saw on the rack this Nescafe Ginger and Honey and the price is displayed as RM 14.70. It should be a hot item since displayed on an individual rack. 
I took one packet and walk around to find other items when I saw this same product on the common rack. This time the price is displayed as RM 11.xx. 
I can't believe my eyes and compared the packet. Every details are the same. Then I compared the BarCode and still its all the same. So I asked the assistant nearby (a Bangla) which is the right price. He took the packet on the common shelf and checked with the price check machine. He came back and told me that the correct price was RM 14.70. I asked him why the difference and he checked the display tag on the shelf. He pointed out that it was the old price. He pointed to me when the tag was displayed and it shows as 28 February 2009. OMG!!! within less than a month the price has risen for more than RM 3.00. This is just one item that I found by accident. How many more items do they hoodwink customers in such a way to increase sales. This does not count the 1 cent rounding mechanism.

This is what we call BN = BARANG NAIK!!  You still vote for BN?

1 comment:

Johnny Ong said...

this is the part where the govt keeps quiet. they only highlight that oil price has came down. the rest of the goods, its our problem

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