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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Was I so stupid to let it go? (or is it because of a cheap business tactic?)

Salam,

Yesterday, I went to one of the biggest mall in Kelana Jaya. ada satu je pun yg paling besar, jd kalau biasa kat tempat tu rasanya anda boleh teka yg mana with my daughters. We went there to buy some essential supplies that we need. On our way back, we were offered a free reusable shopping bag by one of the promoters at the ground level. It was my mistake to believe that they were just giving away the bags without any obligations. There was a catch or sort of business tactic to attract customers. They were promoting some very expensive kitchen appliances mahal utk sayala kot sbb semuanya harga tak kurang dr RM2000. One of the promoters asked me to open a free voucher that comes with a surprise gift. I was actually taken aback when my free gift was a set of electric kitchen burner that costs about more than RM3000! However, the promoter didn't believe me and she called the other promoters to run a double check. According to her, the free prizes were only an eye massager or body massaager that costs less than RM1000.

Her friend, (the other promoter) called the headquarter to find out the truth. When they went through the system, they were actually giving away 10 free vouchers that offer a free set of electric kitchen burner! So, I was one of the lucky 10. The thing is, I didn't feel so lucky because, in order for me to get the free gift, I have to buy one of the other products. All of the other products cost about more than RM3000! In fact, the promoters encouraged me to take the set of pots and pans that costs about RM3589. They kept trying to influence me by saying that I can pay only about RM1,200 first and bring back the electrical kitchen burner. Then, I have about one year to finish the payment. Plus they promise me that I will get another free gift from the participating bank. Another free gift was the hydro vacuum cleaner. I didn't know how to react or tell them that I was interested with the offer BUT........................my biggest problem was of course the money. Then, the other problems were I didn't know where to keep those things as I'm still living with my in-laws and my hubby wouldn't like the idea of buying these things which cost like a fortune for us (at least for now).

At last, I felt like there was a big lump when they said if I'm not interested with the gifts, I have to cancel the voucher. I really hate the way they treated me yesterday. After I told them that I might not have enough money for now, they kept pressuring me and lastly gave me an impermissible look like they were saying "What a loser!".

Am I regretting my decision now? Well, NO because I have my own valid reasons not to agree with that cheap business tactic. Plus, I don't think I need a RM3000 kitchen burner to cook or a special hydro vacuum cleaner or set of pots and pans that costs about RM3589! beli set periuk yg elok kat Pkln Kubor pun baru dlm RM200 lebih je What do you think? Do you think that I've made a stupid decision? If you were in the same situation, would you agree to buy the product in order to get two free gifts?

18 comments:

SyidaGorjes said...

tu memang tactic diorang.i almost kena kak.dulu ada gores dan menang, sekarang barang dapur pulak.diorang tu memang pandai berlakon, as they were trained to be an actor/actress.moral of the story, pulangan je balik recycle bag tu.but last week i went to empire, sothy's ada bagi beg, dlm tu ada voucer, tapi diorang tak paksa apa2 pun.best kan?alamak, panjangnya comment ni.maklumla, bukan selalu dtg sini.hehehe

Syigim said...

kak nur, bravo for walking away. tu mmg taktik je. ;)

Fid said...

salam THW
wahhhhh ai rasa u kena sama macam ai kena tapi saya siap 'dapat' yang tiada dalam list
bayangkan derang buat2 terperanjat bagai last sekali saya kata tak pa la saya tak mau melopong semua tapi ahkak kebas 3 free shopping bags depa for ambik masa ahkak yg amat bermakna...saya kena kat carrefour subang jaya

transformed housewife said...

Syida: sbb tula tak percaya dgn diaorg. takpe komen pjg sbb knur pun nak tahu pengalaman org lain.

Syigim: dioarg cakap tu mcm senang2 je kita nak keluarkan duit kita ribu2. huhu

Fid: I pun kebas jugak shopping bag tu sbb dah bengang sgt smlm.

yatie chomeyl said...

meme taktik gitu,.dulu maso ti gi shopping dgn muloh ma pong gitu jugop. buat x tahu sudo. puok dio plan doh wat2 kejut gitu..podaaa cit hehe

Ammi Sara said...

kak nur, saya kena sebijik mcm tu last month kat giant penang, siap kol hq pelbagai takut kita ni kununnya sedara dgn promoter. mmg mcm excited la dpt hadiah mahal, (i got the electric stove and a penapis air, both + total nearly 5k). anyway, i smelt somethg fishy, then korek2 mmg kena beli brg2 depa yg harga not less than 2k tp boleh bayaq ansuran la blah2, i ckp kat depa " watpe aku abis duit beli benda2 yg tak mungkin berguna sgt, boleh je survive selama ni, lgpun stove dan penapis air kat umah tu ok je tak payah canggih2", then i walked off. muka budak2 tu terkedu dan terkezut, hahahaha! suka sgt!!

Ammi Sara said...

oh ye, in my case i received 2 mugs ;)

ena said...

keputusan paling bijak da tu kak!! derang penipu besar tu
ada kawan2 yg da kena bila lik umah pening kepala last p report tribunal. bila p tribunal, co tu mintak pulangkan barang dan depa pulangkan duit sbb depa takmo naik court.
mcm2 cara orang carik duit skang ni

isabelle said...

i pun dah pernah kena mcm ni. tapi x regret pun lps dah tolak offer tu.
well,tactics kan?

amiechomel said...

same thing happened to me 2 years back. luckily masa aku hampir nak agreed, ada sorang makcik lambai2 kat my hubby. she told my hubby yg anak dia baru kena the day before. so hubby aku terus tarik aku blah dari situ. masa tu aku blm ada no tepon KPDNHEP, kalau ada dah aku telefon dah... penipu!

Diyana Zulkifli said...

tipu ajela tu kak.mmg taktik derang,kunun kita menang hadiah,last2 kita kena keluarkan duit.ramai dah kena.dah penah kena serbu polis.tapi nmpknya derang tak serik.still jlnkan taktik camtu..isk2,

transformed housewife said...

nasib baik tak tertipu dgn taktik kotor diaorg. thanks to all for sharing ur experiences.

Drama Mama said...

dah ramaiiiiiiii sangat tertipu ngn benda ni. stupid and jahat diorang ni. patut report ja kat tribunal pengguna!

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adianiez AIDA said...

hi hi aida pun kena. bagi pelekat kereta. then suruh duduk. buka poskad, dpt hadiah. dlm tu kata free. mereka kata kena beli yg lain baru dpt... aida da sedar cina tu menipu. poskad tu bohong semata2. aida inform mereka, "awak tau baca tak poskad ni - FREE. tiada di sini kata kena beli. if awak jumpa perkataan KENA BELI BARU DPT, sila beritahu sekarang". cina tu bebel ntah apa-apa tak jawab soalan aida. aida ckp, "i main dgn undang2 tiap hari. i tau baca. u sengaja nak putar belit. if i nak claim all these, u tak nak bagi, i masuk court against you, i menang. but i am not interested. u all penipu. brg mahal nak mampus ntah apa-apa"... aida pun bangun. pelekat kereta tu aida letak atas meja...

now, aida tak lagi layan any flyers yg diberi. go to h*** la... jahat!!!

Little Mama™ said...

sama taktik kad gores menang la ni.. memang hadiah ribu2 tapi kena spend ribu2 gak beli produk

nasib you tolak..you have made a very wise decision dear

transformed housewife said...

Drama Mama: mccm2 kan taktik nak menipu skrg.

Aida: wah u lg berani. BTW, are u a lawyer?

K.Ros: dah ramai yg terkena benda ni kan.

kakyong said...

tahniah krn membuat keputusan yg betul..

ade lagi rupanya tektik mcm ni..

kat ipoh ni setakat ni belum jumpa lagi.. tp tahun lepas makcik kakyong kena...

transformed housewife said...

banyak syarikat2 baru guna taktik ni utk dpt keuntungan cepat. kita sbg pengguna yg kena hati2.