Honest mistake or ‘blatant dishonest’? Man pays for 1kg of pork ribs from Prime Supermarket, receives solely 600g
Sometimes, what you see is just not what you get.
One man thought he had scored a deal by paying $13.90 for a kilo of BBQ pork ribs, nevertheless found that he had been shortchanged after weighing the bundle deal.
Sunil knowledgeable AsiaOne that he purchased the merchandise from Prime Supermarket at Century Square on Jan 19, after seeing the grocery retailer’s promotion on Facebook.
According to a screenshot of the industrial despatched to AsiaOne, Prime Supermarket was selling the pork ribs at a decreased value of $13.90 per kilo, as a substitute of $19.90.
The industrial states that the approximate weight of the pork ribs is about 1kg.
Sunil talked about that his pal had moreover purchased 2kg of pork ribs from the equivalent grocery retailer a day sooner than, and felt that the bundle deal weighed lighter than what was stated on the label.
He talked about that his pal had been shortchanged by about 800g.
“I wouldn’t have even checked the weight until my friend found out he was shortchanged,” talked about the 62-year-old retiree.
When Sunil positioned his packet of pork ribs on a weighing scale, he realised that he too, had been shortchanged.
“Blatant cheating by Prime Supermarket,” he remarked.
Sunil moreover confirmed AsiaOne footage of the pork ribs on a weighing scale with a learning of 624.7g, together with that the packet had not tampered with.
“I felt cheated and betrayed, not just for myself, but for those who may have also bought the item and were unknowingly shortchanged.”
Sunil shared that his pal had known as the grocery retailer to ask regarding the weight discrepancy, and was instructed by their staff to maneuver once more to assemble the remaining meat.
Despite his frustration, Sunil talked about he didn’t return to the grocery retailer as he felt it was not value his whereas to take motion.
AsiaOne has contacted Prime Supermarket for comment.
Shortchanged on pork
In November closing yr, a woman took to TikTok to share how she ‘felt cheated’ after solely receiving 240g of pork, versus the 320g she thought she had purchased.
The woman, who goes by Shiloh, knowledgeable AsiaOne that she decided to weigh the pork at residence as she felt that “the weight wasn’t right”.
Her mother-in-law went once more to the grocery retailer and a FairPrice staff topped off the missing meat.
Responding to AsiaOne’s queries, a spokesperson from FairPrice talked about that there are protocols and procedures in place to ensure labeling accuracy, along with a purchaser satisfaction protection the place a full refund or commerce for merchandise shall be given for merchandise which may be inaccurately labeled.
They added that prospects who uncover any labeling discrepancy of merchandise may technique the retailer staff immediately to rectify the problem “in a timely manner”.
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