Home > News > Nation
Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 8:18:18 AM
PETALING JAYA: Consumers must do their homework before joining a group set up to buy things in bulk, advised regular participants.
According to “PJ fresh seafood and fruits group buy” administrator Michelle Woo, 41, consumers must do their own research before placing an order.
“I have been asked questions like how sweet the plum is, the oiliness of the salmon as well as why the fish was not fresh. I really don’t know. I can’t give guarantees because the products are taken from a supplier in good faith.
“We try to get the best price for everyone, but not all suppliers have the same quality stuff and not all prices are the same,” said Woo, who claimed that her 1,000 over members save an average of 20% to 35% with each purchase.
The kindergarten principal said organic apples retailing at RM7.50 each in the market are “especially worth it” as these cost less than RM3 each when bought in bulk.
Emily Wong, 44, who organises group buys for imported nuts and dry fruits, urged consumers to read feedback from other participants and to only join established groups.
“Group buys are based on trust but organisers will usually request for either a deposit or full payment.
“So before you order, see what others have to say about the quality and price of the items and the reputation of the organiser,” said Wong.
Executive Ho Wai Keen, 32, said that although picking up the orders is sometimes inconvenient, group buys are worth the hassle because the items are fresh.
Tags / Keywords:
Family Community, group buys, consumers fighting inflation
More childcare centres needed
Neighbours living in harmony
Developer continues to bring people closer by holding activities at townships
‘I do’ turning too soon to ‘I don’t’
Helping women to higher positions
Remand extended for Tapah murder suspects
Defying his critics’ predictions, the Prime Minister has shown that he is here to stay
Part of RM50mil being given to Chinese schools via electronic fund transfer, says minister
Nurul Izzah needs to explain actions before parliamentary committee, says Azalina
Ku Nan: Umno general assembly media coverage to be severely limited
Five reasons Malaysia is a top talent destination
Pavilion Mall bags crystal Xmas tree award
MDeC wants you to make money on digital marketing
Air Asia free seat promotion begins today
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)