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BANGKOK 17 November 2018 13:41
Confuscious

Is there a law in Thailand about such behaviour?

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Today, I went to a Boots shop to buy a pack of "101 Daily Vitamins".
The boxes are sold normally at 100 tablets per box.
But mostly, they can be purchased in "100 + 30 + 30 boxes" or "2 boxes of 100 tablets".

Today, I found a box of 100 tablets at a discounted price, - 60%.
I took the box and went to the counter.
But the girl at the counter replied that these tablets were not for sale and the correct price needed to be updated by the staff.
The discounted price was expired according to the girl at the counter (although I could nowhere see a date).
The girl wanted to sell me the box at the normal price, which I declined.
As I didn't want to make a scene over "a few baht", I left the shop.

That was not the first time that staff at the counter refused to sell an item at the discounted/marked price and certainly not the last.
 

I know, this is Thailand and not some Western country.
In my country, if the seller publish a price for a particular item he/she is bound to sell that item at the marked price.
I wonder if such a law to protect the consumer exists in Thailand.

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Posted (edited)

not always not in your favour. sometimes they take the promotion price off the shelf but when you go to checkout you still get the discount. 7/11

but yes happens the other way round too

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1 minute ago, Confuscious said:

My guess is that they are trying to pocket the money themselves.

A few months ago, I was buying stuff at Big-C and I saw a lot of Corn Flakes at the -50% stand.
I took 4 boxes and went to the counter.
The "Ladyboy" at the counter wanted to charge me the full 100% for the boxes cornflakes.
I called the manager and showed him the bill.
The "Ladyboy" was immediately removed from the counter and the manager apoligized for the encounter.

thats my point ! ?

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Another one that makes me laugh, it happens a lot in Korea, but I have seen one or two occasions here as well. A shop will have signs all over saying "Last day today, all items 50% off, shop closing". and then when you come back a few days later to the same shop, the same sign is still up:)

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4 minutes ago, AlQaholic said:

Another one that makes me laugh, it happens a lot in Korea, but I have seen one or two occasions here as well. A shop will have signs all over saying "Last day today, all items 50% off, shop closing". and then when you come back a few days later to the same shop, the same sign is still up:)

 Not exclusive to Korea or Thailand.

I like the signs at walmart in the US who advertise Four for a dollar  and if you look closer at the sign you will see that they are 25 cents each.  

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