Thrifty spending

Attractive promotions: Ban Hin Bee branch supervisor Chuah Ai Ling (in orange) introducing a customer to the latest range of LED television at Jalan Anson last month.

THE sales of consumer electronic goods in the northern region dropped significantly from September to November, making it one of the worst three months ever experienced by retailers in the region over the past three years.

Retailers say the drop in sales was due to the impending goods and services tax (GST), weakening ringgit, and the softening of commodity prices.

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