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FairPrice – is it really fair price?

I wanted to start a new regime of dieting by eating more cereals and visited NTUC FairPrice this week. To my horror, all the cereals were very expensive and I felt that it could be cheaper elsewhere. Then I visited the ValuDollar shop nearby. I was shocked to see the same product at a very discounted price.

I went back to both FairPrice and ValuDollar stores to take pictures of the Cereal in the pictures above to ensure it is a 100% apple-to-apple comparison. I even ensured that the Expiry Date on both from FairPrice and ValuDollar store are identical, which differed by a mere 2 days only.

The price difference was a whopping 28%, with $4.95 at ValuDollar (Expiry:26 Feb 22) store and $6.90 at FairPrice (Expiry:24 Feb 22). We all know FairPrice is a huge establishment compared to ValuDollar store chain.

I’m wondering now how fair is FairPrice. With a huge economy of scale with hundreds of stores, FairPrice consumers would expect prices to be cheaper or at least competitive.

I’m also wondering if consumers are paying for the huge marketing cost FairPrice incurred based on the 17 Marketing Awards it garnered, as reflected in its Annual Report 2020.

To a layman like me, I want to compare the prices and get the best deal and have always trusted FairPrice for best value and highest quality.

FairPrice makes millions of profits and claims to disburse significant contributions to society. Why would the layman have to forcefully “contribute” to such causes and for making FairPrice profitable?

Since I’m not an Economics or Finance graduate, maybe Readers here could help me to understand why I need to fund FairPrice, when its price is not fair, at least on this cereal product.

There could be similar instances for all the other thousands of products in FairPrice, only to be verified.

Hope more consumers can do such comparisons to inform the public if such huge price differences come to light.

 

Confused Consumer

 

 

 

 

yyy
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42 Responses to “FairPrice – is it really fair price?”

  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    The price difference was a whopping 28%, with $4.95 at ValuDollar (Expiry:26 Feb 22) store and $6.90 at FairPrice (Expiry:24 Feb 22).
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    WTF, the writer is another kuku talking like discovering some new land.

    Did you check the place of manufacture ?

    Anyway,
    1. NTUC Fair Price charge more because it create jobs for Singaporeans and want to pay Singaporeans living wages.

    2. NTUC Fair Price charge more because the goods sold in NTUC Fair Price are safe for consumption.

    Is that good enuff for you ?

    In $$$ We Trust, Prai$e be with the $$$, Glory be with the $$$

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  • Jokers:

    Confused consumer, a market award means what? It means the marketing is so good that conned consumers pay high prices happily thinking that they have a great deal.

    It’s the same with the Pyramid Award Party. Con sheep until they shiok shiok contribute their cotton.

    Why are prices higher there? Remember that person who set it up? Remember what he said? What’s wrong with squeezing out more money?

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  • Alamak:

    Alamak .. at $4.90 there will not be enough money to pay the cleaners and storeman .. and we pay commercial rent uniquely singapore style .. fair not to you .. but my management and staff are very happy ..we raise money to feed the system ..& too many ppl to feed .. so every singapore do their part contribute a little to big my big hunger

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  • Pasta la vista, baybee:

    Barilla pasta also. $1.50 at Value$, a few dollars at fairrice.
    Coke one litre bottle $1 at Value$, $1.70 upwards at supermarkets.

    Fairprice finest bukit timah plaza charge for bags. Now finest must sing song like Sheng Shiong and Giant.

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  • Ntuc member:

    Hello! Don’t be naive lah! There are things NTUC sells cheaper, there are things ntuc sells expensive. This is common in retail industry. Not happy? Go buy from cheapest store! What is there to complain? NTUC never say their things are cheapest.

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  • FAILURES BY PAP GAGMT:

    Yes I found cereal foods at NTUC PAIRPRICE ,SELLING VERY MUCH HIGHER when compared buying elsewhere.
    NO DOUBT AFTER THIS, THE EXTRA NTUC CHARGED, NEED TO PAY THE TOP PEOPLE,EACH EARN EASILY $1M IN ANNUAL SALARY PLUS BONUS TO THEM….
    SAME WITH DIRECTORS EASILY ONE EARN $500K TO $1M EACH YR.
    IT IS THE COMMON,POOR ARE CHARGED MORE TO BENEFIT THE TOP PEOPLE.
    REALLY THEY HAVE THE COMPASSION,HEART FOR THE PEOPLE,IT IS ALL PROPAGANDAS.
    GIVE A DRUMSTICK BUT TAKE BACK WHOLE CHICKEN.
    THOSE WHO VOTE PAP SHOOT THEMSELVES AND THEIR RELATIVES IN THEIR FEET.
    U THINK and REFLECT HARD!!!

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  • what common in retail industry:

    //Hello! Don’t be naive lah! There are things NTUC sells cheaper, there are things ntuc sells expensive. This is common in retail industry. Not happy?//

    hello hello, remember ANT-TEE-U-SEE is a national cooperative doing a national service lar ?? what common in retail industry but hor hor ANT-TEE-U-SEE is not like your everyday retail supermarket lar – with a lot of tua-liat white idiots heading it lar ??

    of course not happy, must kpkb lar and so can ‘encourage’ people on top heading it to compete better (like what they say for open-leg policy) to set a low-price trend to benefit your average mom and pop or low wage workers lar ???

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  • Ah Ha:

    I am in NTUC at least 4 times per week. I also go to the others, Giant, Cold Storage, Seng Sung and a couple of the Japanese markets as well as our neighborhood wet market, have done so for many years. Can honestly say the quality of produce at NTUC has gone done substantially and their overall pricing has gone up, selection gone down as well. Cold Storage has always been high but the quality has been as well in addition to selection. Giant, not great, poor selection better for bulk buying. The big winner in my opinion is Seng Sung, their in store appearance has improved 100% and looking better every day. Their pricing in the items i check are the same and many, many are lower than NTUC, have found maybe one or two items higher than NTUC and their selection is better than NTUC. As to staff salary I would say if you ask the average employee at NTUC any of their store about the pay scale you would be amused at the level, its low, probably the lowest in the industry (excluding the CEO and to Ex’s) highest for sure last year to the average employee was Seng Sung who in my opinion are becoming THE Singapore supermarket to shop at. Just so we are all on the same page, Malaysia has better supermarkets than Singapore by far…

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  • Asd:

    I think need pay alot free rider to run the monopoly ma later will end up like umbrage sph

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  • xoxo:

    NTUC FAIRprice?
    Think it shud be NTUC FAT-price?!

    Fat profits i must hazard!
    Billions ripped from ordinary sgs mostly.
    Ang mohs n other FTs buy at tua kong supermarts.
    FWs buy from Sheng Siong?

    Well -off sgs prefer not to integrate with tbeir lesser countrymen,so shop at COLD STORAGE?

    NTUC FATprice sucks BIG MONEY fromORDINARY sgs like the LOW INCOME sgs and the senior sgs.

    Still,HaLEEmak approved $100BILLION OF sgs’ RESERVES that went to benefit well-off sgs and non-sg FTs who draw HIGH SALARIES.

    MANY RECENT INTRA-COMPANY ANG MOHS CAME INTO SG TO SUCK THE COVID BUDGET$ at sgs’ grave expense!
    Thats WHY MOM TAN SEE LENG said on CNA that RECENT IMPORTS OF FTs are mostly INTRA-COMPANY TRANFEREES.
    These are HIGHLY PAID ANG MOHS etc.

    Why HaLEEmak allows this?
    Thought the RESERVES SHUD BE RESERVED FOR sgs especially JOBLESS N SENIORS?

    NO WONDER STOCK Market went up.
    The RICH GETS RICHER IN $inFOOL’s City.

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  • xoxo:

    BTW,NTUC FAT-price enjoys HUGE ECONOMY OF SCALE and shud pass this advantage to its customers who are mostly ordinary sgs.

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  • xoxo:

    And,lets take a pause here and THINK.
    MANY OF THE INTRA-COMPANY TRANFEREES WHO WERE DUMPED HERE OVER THE LAST ONE AND THE HALF YEARS OF COVID are MOSTLY HIGHLY PAID FTs who HAVE YET TO CONTRIBUTE TO TAXES?!!!

    And,the G HAS GOT THE CHEEK TO WANT TO INCREASE GST TO CLAW BACK THE SQUANDERED RESERVES OF $100 BILLION instead of CLAWING BACK FROM INCOME TAXES?

    THIS IS TOTALLY ANTI-ORDINARY POOR SGS.
    THE EP N G NEED TO EXPLAIN.

    BTW,THE COVID BUDGETS TO HELP WAGE COSTS SHUD HAVE,AT LEAST,BEEN MORE FAIRLY DISTRIBUTED AND MORE SHUD HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO Nation-building NEEDY SINGAPOREANS like jobless n seniors.

    Sgs have been wronged by EP N G.
    $100 BILLION IS MUCH LARGER THAN MOST BUGGER NATIONS ALLOTTED.

    WHAT IS G TRYING TO DO?

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Eating more cereal ! Healthy dieting. Very good.

    In that case buy bulk or one carton. Overall should be cheaper per package. Only need to ensure expiry date at least 2 years or more.

    Value or ABC rather interesting. Most shops even coffeeshops dont accept 5 cents coins but their shops accept. Once i bring 30 plus 5 cents coins and ask how many they accept. No problem they accept all.

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  • nitrogen:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    The price difference was a whopping 28%, with $4.95 at ValuDollar (Expiry:26 Feb 22) store and $6.90 at FairPrice (Expiry:24 Feb 22).
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    WTF, the writer is another kuku talking like discovering some new land.

    Did you check the place of manufacture ?

    Anyway,
    1. NTUC Fair Price charge more because it create jobs for Singaporeans and want to pay Singaporeans living wages.

    2. NTUC Fair Price charge more because the goods sold in NTUC Fair Price are safe for consumption.

    Is that good enuff for you ?

    In $$$ We Trust, Prai$e be with the $$$, Glory be with the $$$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

    bro, you may be pap. since you hold pink IC we respect you as a fellow citizen. but we disagree with your wrong facts.

    The FACT is, today in September 2021, it is a fact that pap ntuc fairprice prices are higher in most items it sells compared with non ntuc fairprice shops.

    we used to buy locally, and across the causeway. not only in ntuc fairprice, but also in all, ALL, pap hospitals, things sold are far more expensive than from non pap shops.

    don’t go overboard with being contrarian for pap. you may, sooner than you expect, regret your wrong choice of affiliation.

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  • nitrogen:

    Ntuc member:
    Hello! Don’t be naive lah! There are things NTUC sells cheaper, there are things ntuc sells expensive. This is common in retail industry. Not happy? Go buy from cheapest store! What is there to complain? NTUC never say their things are cheapest.

    you are wrong, bro.

    when lky opened the first ntuc in toa payoh, he said, very clearly, ntuc is a cooperative price setter for the masses. it is not a profit making machine for pap political party or an avenue for paying S$m to pap time expired loyal clan members or ousted members of parleeement. it is a COOPERATIVE. cooperative for the masses.

    please don’t say things without knowing the truth. it ain’t wise.

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  • Pappys are evil capitalists...:

    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

    - John Maynard Keynes

    Pappyism didn’t come from PAP founding fathers… Pappy Crony-Capitalism is LKY’s innovation…. Milo President was in charge of NTUC for a long time….. anyone’s going to vote for the longest runway for the bestest elitists in charge of condemned sheeples?

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  • leeconyou:

    they are certianly fair lah, only fair to themselves and pap!

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  • Protect Aristocrats Party:

    Actually to be FAIR to FAIRprice hor, have lah, they do have this cereal sold at $4.95, the same price as ValuDollar. But hor, we have to wait loong loong lah. Loong Loong time once. Maybe when they happy happy or maybe products near to expiry then they will offer them to us.

    If the cereal’s expiry is Feb 2022, then you lor, wait until next month or Nov when they want to clear stock the SPECIAL OFFER will come. Hahaha!

    With the “higher than others” regular prices that they’re charging us yet calling themselves FAIRprice, the present lot of greedy fools at ntuc really siah suay our pioneer generation who started the ntuc supermarkets with the intention to serve the labour force with cheaper goods.

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  • Fair Price:

    Hello…the price is fair to them lah…
    To you ? another matter…
    Always check and compare…will save you money.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    nitrogen: bro, you may be pap. since you hold pink IC we respect you as a fellow citizen. but we disagree with your wrong facts.

    …………………..

    don’t go overboard with being contrarian for pap. you may, sooner than you expect, regret your wrong choice of affiliation.

    Pinky is useless anyway:
    I conclude Singaporeans and activists are very stupid. The crux here is to fund and pay these libel suits so that these people continue to do their good work.

    No wonder even your own Oppie called you stopid…no brain for in depth analysis. Oppie like you are easy pawns for foreign manipulation.

    When Opposition form the government, they will also do the same as us PAP.

    民進黨控制媒體
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdk7cc6SnD8

    While gong gong saw hai students charged at frontline, Martin Lee Hide Away to Enjoys Fine Dining with his Pastor friend, Pastor you know…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjSv3Hj-Xg

    Oppie supporters are freaking stopid like the Hong Kees. Please go carry U$ flag ….

    Please do not regret your wrong choice of affiliation

    In $$$ We Trust, Prai$e be with the $$$, Glory be with the $$$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ If the cereal’s expiry is Feb 2022, then you lor, wait until next month or Nov when they want to clear stock the SPECIAL OFFER will come. Hahaha!

    Yes.

    2 questions one may ponder.

    1. If near expiry date e.g. 1.5 months to 2 months remaining and if you can finished in that time frame ! Why not ?

    2. If you finished two third and remaining one third balance. Today is expiry date. Next week or more can eat ?
    Personally only … yes. Personally only … try it before. Whether its can food or vaccum seal type. From expiry one month to 3 months. No rushing to toilet or vomit or whatever food poisoning. Only things is must proper storage. Store in cupboard or fridge. Away from exposure to sunlight or heat.

    Not advocating any body to do the same. Just sharing my experience. Dont feel secure or safe , just dump it once expired.

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  • MarBowling:

    If you really believe Lee Kayu’s BS that NTUC is a cooperative price setter for the masses and NOT a PROFIT MAKING MACHINE for the PAPIGS political party or an avenue for PAYING S$million to PAPIGS Time Expired Loyal Clan members or OUSTED MEMBERS OF PARLEEMENT, YOU DIE FASTER!

    GREAT example of Lee Kayu’s BS:ex-MP of Punggol-Pasir Ris GRC and Indian Chief of NTUC LJ General Ng Chee Meng who contested and Kenna shown the Middle Finger by Voters of Sengkang GRC in GE 2020. After BEING OUSTED, this Joker ALTHOUGH he is NO LOONGER the World Class Minister in the PMO(Puki Minister Office)cum MP, he has REMAINED SQUATTING in NTUC as the Indian Chief, GETTING HOW MUCH? Peanut$ or S$Millions salary!

    This NTUC Holee and Noble Organization has to REAP SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF PROFIT$ to FEED the PACK of MEAN and HUNGRY Hyenas that are RUNNING THE DAMN SHOW!

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  • USA has their movie industry:

    //No wonder even your own Oppie called you stopid…no brain for in depth analysis. Oppie like you are easy pawns for foreign manipulation.

    When Opposition form the government, they will also do the same as us PAP.//

    aiyoh ? whether oppie if the same as PXP, this is still uncertain (speculative ??) as it has not happened yet ??? However, we already know PXP and its direction (open-leg policy ???) ???

    but then, even if it is going to happen as you have said it, it is ALSO GOOD AS the trappings and fortune of governing the country get circulated (democratized ??) among more groups of people AND no one group can monopolize the talent and competence of governing the country which the nation will always be under its mercy ??? as many doggie boys will say, without LXY the country may collapse or without PXP the economy is going under the sea ???

    //Oppie supporters are freaking stopid like the Hong Kees. Please go carry U$ flag ….//

    don’t be shy, so which flag do you prefer sinkie land oppies to carry ?? and by the way hor, do oppies really carry US$ flag or this is your assumption ?? many people here watch too many american movies and super heroes; and US is always the nice guy leh ?? what to do ?? USA has their movie industry and sinkie land has its own 158th media industry ???

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  • No cure for stupidity:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    No wonder even your own Oppie called you stopid…no brain for in depth analysis. Oppie like you are easy pawns for foreign manipulation.

    When Opposition form the government, they will also do the same as us PAP.

    民進黨控制媒體
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdk7cc6SnD8

    While gong gong saw hai students charged at frontline, Martin Lee Hide Away to Enjoys Fine Dining with his Pastor friend, Pastor you know…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjSv3Hj-Xg

    Oppie supporters are freaking stopid like the Hong Kees. Please go carry U$ flag ….

    Please do not regret your wrong choice of affiliation

    In $$$ We Trust, Prai$e be with the $$$, Glory be with the $$$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

    Looks like this PAP pawn has been brainwashed so deep no medicine are cure the stupidity displayed.

    In the end, the shame is on the family, having raised an unthinking child abused by PAP.

    Fortunately, not many are this stupid in PAP regime. There is still hope for repentance when PSP or WP or both form the government. Then, it might be possible to reeducate this PAP pawn to be an upright human. Until then, there is just pity for no end display of stupidity. Sad. Very sad. For the parents.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    USA has their movie industry:
    US is always the nice guy leh ?? what to do ??

    U$ is always nice guy. You are another Ang Mo Tua Kee stopid fiack, much like local LGBT group, can be easily manipulate by foreign power.

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  • China is best:

    Yes, capitalists focus on profit. To hell with people as long as they can pay.

    China is admirable for taming capitalists for social goods. So many capitalists kpkb that they are not free to exploit the people.

    Pappys are evil capitalists...:
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

    - John Maynard Keynes

    Pappyism didn’t come from PAP founding fathers… Pappy Crony-Capitalism is LKY’s innovation…. Milo President was in charge of NTUC for a long time….. anyone’s going to vote for the longest runway for the bestest elitists in charge of condemned sheeples?

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  • Fairprice @ Bukit Timah Plaza:

    Pasta la vista, baybee: based on the 17 Marketing Awards it garnered, as reflected in its Annual Report 2020.

    To a layman like me, I want to compare the prices and get the best deal and have always trusted FairPrice for best value and highest quality.

    FairPrice makes millions of profits and claims to disburse significant contributions to society.

    Yes, they charged me $1.40 for 4 plastic bag. I paid at the self-check counter. Wonder how they calculated $1.40. I wonder how they compute the amount.

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  • Fairprice @ Bukit Timah Plaza:

    Pasta la vista, baybee:
    Barilla pasta also. $1.50 at Value$, a few dollars at fairrice.
    Coke one litre bottle $1 at Value$, $1.70 upwards at supermarkets.

    Fairprice finest bukit timah plaza charge for bags. Now finest must sing song like Sheng Shiong and Giant.

    Sorry, got the wrong quote.

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  • Fairprice @ Yew Tee:

    In Fairprice (Yew Tee), the price of 1 tube of Tesco Health Vitamin C & Zinc is $10.50.
    In Guardian (Yew Tee) you can get the same product for 3 tubes @ $10.00

    How Fair is Fairprice? Should change their name to Highprice.

    I seldom shop at Fairprice for fear of getting Covid so I usually visit shops with lesser crowd.

    Be “safe” and safe more $$$

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    No cure for stupidity:

    Then, it might be possible to reeducate this PAP pawn to be an upright human. Until then, there is just pity for no end display of stupidity. Sad. Very sad. For the parents.

    So, Opposition like yourselves are all upright human ? Look like You are the real stopid one.

    Here, this is one upright Oppie for you!!!

    Zhenzidan:
    So what if I have no moral and integrity? Pretty meimeis won’t come to you because you have moral and integrity. As the saying goes–NO MONEY, NO PUSSY! Many men around my age got so jealous and envious of me because each time I come back from overseas, my photos showed me surrounded by young pretty meimmeis, sitting on my lap, kissing one another, touching here and there. I was like Edison Chen, only difference is the girls are young enoughto be my daughters! If I were to show you the photos of some doing BJ for me, you will bang your balls!

    In $$$ We Trust, Prai$e be with the $$$, Glory be with the $$$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

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  • Pasta la vista, baybee:

    Fren, I think you were overcharged.
    Normally it’s 10 cents or 20 cents per transcation and you can have as many bags as you like for all your goods.

    Fairprice @ Bukit Timah Plaza: Sorry, got the wrong quote.

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  • Male Brothels Open 24/7:

    Yo yo yo this year no poke backside event @Hong Gan Lim? No foreign funding?

    You have a bee in your bonnet about LGBT and Taiwan. It’s hilarious.

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: U$ is always nice guy. You are another Ang Mo Tua Kee stopid fiack, much like local LGBT group, can be easily manipulate by foreign power.

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  • oxygen:

    SUPERMARKETS in LEE-jiapore treat its customer appallingly cheapo. If you complained of an item wrongly charged higher at the checkout than advertised (either on the shelf or media), they will only adjust the price downward to correct amount (if customer checked, most just grab and pay in a hurry to leave).

    NOT IN DOWN UNDER, most definitely.

    If supermarket check-out charge just ONE ITEM (any one item) in your shopping trolly, you NOT ONLY get that item free BUT ALSO GOT A REFUND FOR THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE ENTIRE TROLLY.

    You didn’t read this comment/observation wrongly.

    YES, YOU GET ALL YOUR PURCHASE in that check-out refunded back to you!

    STILL DON’T BELIEVE ME?

    Read this weblink carefully.

    TikToker reveals little-known Coles hack: ‘You get it for free’

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/tik-toker-reveals-little-known-coles-hack-you-get-it-for-free-025511081.html

    Coles:Our Promise on Price Scanning’ to ensure confidence in the pricing accuracy at our registers

    DECADES AGO, I SAW THE FULL REFUND OF ENTIRE TROLLEY PROMISE in one of Australian supermarket outlet in Sydney.

    Apparently, even Coles have “downgraded” its promise just sufficient to comply barely with Australian consumer protection law now.

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  • Thoughts on fallen fairness:

    This Republic of Singapore was originally designed on a Citizen’s Cooperative socio-economic framework. How’s that? The original PAP chairman and vice-chairman reasoned that since the bulk of the $$$ capital pool to run government-linked companies (GLC) is derived from the citizen’s CPF savings, therefore it is only ethical that the profits accruing from the operation of GLCs be shared among the citizens. In 1986 that’s exactly what happened: all adult citizens received Singapore Telecom dividends – we older folks surely recall that episode with great confidence in our Singapore government. It was the Peoples Action Party way and it was going to continue with one GLC after another – caring and sharing…. until…..
    the Machiavellian leader played his narcissistic politics and incorporated Sinchiapor for his own entourage. Today we are placed 104 in the Oxfam social inequality rankings and 4th most corrupted crony-capitalist regime globally. It’s the greatest credit to the original natural aristocrats who sacrificed themselves for us sheeples and placed us 3rd most transparent society in the world (Transparency International). What gargantuan monies do the Emperor Dowager earn in GIC and Temasek?

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  • Conned:

    Did you notice NEA goes around raiding street hawkers selling cheaper fruits.
    These hawkers get their supplies directly from JB and sell at very low prices.

    Huge crowds are seen grabbing such fresh fruits at very low prices.

    Nowadays, we see less of these hawkers because such stalls impact our mainstream supermarkets quite badly. Large Supermarket chains seems to control most of Suppliers across the Causeway and do wholesale purchases at rock bottom prices.

    I have on many occasions compared the prices between our supermarkets and hawkers. The price difference is just too wide.

    The initial concept of Co-operative-run-Supermarkets was to stabilize the price of basic groceries and food so that it is affordable to the poor. However, this has changed and our Supermarkets are just too monopolistic and have raised the price so high, poor people are suffering with high cost of living, while these Supermarket make huge profits.

    This is unfair if such Supermarkets are run by the same politicians who we send into the Parliament to represent us but end up doing nothing as people’s voice.

    We have been conned, wholesale !!

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  • Eagle Eye shopping:

    Same product different price usually means one of the product is made in a lower cost country/location.

    Product still meets all production standards demanded by manufacturing company.
    Sometimes slight variation in taste due to different source of raw ingredient.

    Barilla pasta in Value Dollar is made in lower cost country in EU and shipped to 3rd world markets like Vietnam, Philipines, India. Same brand available at NTUC/Cold storage but these could be made in higher cost EU country like Italy. One clue is to look for languages printed on packing.

    Eveready batteries made in Indonesia, same type with those made in Singapore are cheaper. .. because they lose power faster. Made in Singapore will last longer.

    As consumers, we should enjoy the option of shopping around from different vendors. It is good competition.

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  • LOL NO Freebies @NTUC:

    I thought you said foreigners help Sporeans punch above? LOL

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Anyway,
    1. NTUC Fair Price charge more because it create jobs for Singaporeans and want to pay Singaporeans living wages.

    In $$$ We Trust, Prai$e be with the $$$, Glory be with the $$$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

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  • Kamala:

    This HIGH PROFIT is to pay the CEO good money…….

    To think when free how to coin a new spelling for KAMALA HARISS.

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  • Elite:

    NTUC is a Co-operative union supermarket when it started. You are talking about Value for your money value price. . .
    If you want Large price – pick Cold Storage, Medium price – NTUC , Small price Sheng Siong and Xsmall price – Value shop .
    Service wise : Sheng Siong, next Cold Storage, next Value shop and last but no list NTUC
    Years back no competition. …so how to compare prices. Now Sheng Siong appeared , followed by value shop.. can compare prices.

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  • affordable price please:

    Important is to have essential items affordable for the masses, especially the lower income.
    Now the cost of living is too high for them.
    Make worse by the Pandemic.

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  • alignment of interests:

    //U$ is always nice guy. You are another Ang Mo Tua Kee stopid fiack, much like local LGBT group, can be easily manipulate by foreign power.//

    aiyoh ??? ask yourself lor ??? why LGBT group needs to be manipulated if they are already LGBT in the first place ??? false association ??? and if two balls are also the same, does one need to manipulate another ???

    there is a saying hor, alignment of interests lar (same as any country’s foreign policy ??) ???

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  • U don’t know meh?:

    Bananas intensifies in the pee n poo toilets. So when the Pee n poo saw their superior idols left Cold Storage n the usual banana operated joints to go to Neh To U Cooters becos things r cheaper shoeing the white trash have blinded the bananas that they r so great. So what you think Neh did. Immediately up the price, up the service arrogance p, n yes sir yes sir to the genuine albinos, which the bananas Comandrr in Chief abhor when he was divinely rewarded to his DHS. But no to Neh, they feel their status among the supermart is up n lai wa lah!

    But they, honestly speaking, wayang with discount on one or two days weekly to seniors n the so called pioneers. But lo n behold,to the Neh workers, these r rest days for no need to replenish the shelves; so discount but no products on the shelves if u r late. So most seniors except lky’s dafts would rush n Neh hust he he he away blooody losers!

    Neh peviewed their despicable mentality n liewliarism very early with building a golf course to upgrade the image of workers in SIN! Ha ha ha Daft Sinner, No wonder, the pee n poo chief affogantly threatened that he will rise again if things go wrong like the safe sinners savior! He did but thru hiis HS to honor his garbDHS n to get Cotton Sheep to explained n then proved that he is damn stupid to tell Sinners that Cotton grows on sheep. Still believe the trash whenhis own grandson, the only passable with brain could only saved himself by brownosing the yanks n the FINE nation built by his grand couldn’t tolerate his presence. Karma or tooth for tooth as wah Piau &Co would heheheh in tandem.

    Trump-Kim pooed hids history majking day dream. Harris cooted him good. xi was waiting sneering away. So the only history remained is pinky pinked. While poo chieftain stupidified SIN air, pinky peed in humiliation. This is why Neh policy is just pooing n peeing, no more no less!

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