Tuesday, November 11, 2008

PLDT Pisses Me

A couple of weeks ago, PLDT bill was given only to find out that I would my DSL and post paid connection would be disconnected because I owe them with their own error and stupidty blaming SMART Money Services.

It makes me depressed since I made a failed transaction with Globe G Cash for my crappy presence of mind, and a full of hassle in Multiply after failing me to send my order ON TIME and insisting that I should be the one who understand. Geessh.

While still in deep sleep, the telephone scandalously rings which made my grandmother answer it then putting it in my earlobes while I was in bed telling me "si Ofelia daw"

With my sleepy voice I was thankful that the lady on the other line was apologetic because I'm still sleeping at 10am since its Saturday.

"Ma'am Ofelia, regarding po kasi ito sa bill ninyo na kelangan i adjust"
"Bakit ako ang pinag aadjust ninyo eh kayo ang nagkamali. Tumawag na ko sa Smart Money and we figured out na kayo ang nag double post, kayo ang nagkamali, kayo ang mag adjust niyan."

It left her speechless for a second and thanking me just to end our conversation.

Ako na nga ang dehado ako pa ang aabalahin. hay naku talaga. And until now they haven't called if they would give me a six month free account for the hassle they made. ASA! Being a loyal PLDT subscriber nga eh all I got is a directory. Hay naku talaga.

Addicted to Weeds

For two sleepless nights my daughter realized that I'm addicted to something which I was not that aware because all I thought that the reason I am sickening sleepless was the misplaced Ipod.

While seekingly searchingly lookingly trying to figure out where I placed it, for the Ipod, I would watch Weeds in between I got tired looking for it.

Ineng would wake up with the T.V on and would tell pointlessly, "Weeds pala palabas"

For the second night, I can't go sleep again and marathoned for the Season 3. Ineng woke up again with T.V on and aimingly telling me,

"Inay, Weeds na naman. Favorite nyo na yan. Paulit ulit na."

Oo nga ano! Adik na ko. :D

Watching this T.V series made me realize and learn more about family values, dealing with family problems at its hardest times especially when no one to turn on to but to a bunch of strangers you rarely knew and coping with glitch after glitch and moving on.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Price Tag Law

Ang tagal ko ng nagiging biktima nito and this one is the priciest to date.

What action should they take if they violate?

I have no intention of returning it because I love the product so much but they violate my rights as a consumer. :(

Many times naging biktima ako ng false advertisements especially the Yellow Tag Sale. Being a loyal customer to SM Supermarket, I always make it a point that I would shop with yellow tag prices and patronize the product so in return I would get perks. There's a time at our dismay that we only bought those with yellow tag and demand the cashier for the coupon and they apologize that they are not marked as yellow tag on their system. The crap! My hubby was eager for an argument but I hesitated since we are in a hurry.

Misleading din yung maglalagay ng 100 peso items pero the moment na lumapit ka and checked the prices not all the items are on sale. They would mix regular priced products. Sneaky huh.

I know I'm not the only consumer who suffered and victimized by the pricing scheme but since we are a busy mom especially home-based where you do all the chores, it's such a waste of time to argue with these customer service representatives with their handful of alibis. Now who's to blame?

Taken from Consumer Act of the Philippines only guidelines are stated.
Art. 81. Price Tag Requirement. - It shall be unlawful to offer any consumer product for retail sale to the public without an appropriate price tag, label or marking publicly displayed to indicate the price of each article and said products shall not be sold at a price higher than that stated therein and without discrimination to all buyers: Provided, That lumber sold, displayed or offered for sale to the public shall be tagged or labeled by indicating thereon the price and the corresponding official name of the wood: Provided, further, That if consumer products for sale are too small or the nature of which makes it impractical to place a price tag thereon price list placed at the nearest point where the products are displayed indicating the retail price of the same may suffice.

Art. 82. Manner of Placing Price Tags. - Price tags, labels or markings must be written clearly, indicating the price of the consumer product per unit in pesos and centavos.

Art. 83. Regulations for Price Tag Placement. - The concerned department shall prescribe rules and regulations for the visible placement of price tags for specific consumer products and services. There shall be no erasures or alterations of any sort of price tags, labels or markings.