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.

Sigh...