Price Of Goods: Fast To Go Up. Slow To Come Down

nilah masalahnya bila naikkan harga minyak..harga barang semua terus naik..bila diturunkan harga minyak..harga barang ni maintain je..

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) -- "Fuel price has gone down but prices of goods remain high.

"Retailers are quick to adjust prices upward but tend to drag their feet when it comes to bringing them down!"

Those were among the grouses from consumers after the government lowered the petrol pump price by 15 sen to RM2.55 a litre and that for diesel by eight sen to RM2.50 sen a litre last Aug 23.

Most of them were already hard-pressed by the jump in the price of goods, sparked by the hike in petrol pump price by 78 sen a litre from RM1.92, and diesel by RM1 to RM2.58, in early June

Several days prior to the fasting month of Ramadan, a friend of this writer complained that the price of fish at the market was high. He said a fishmonger told him that the price would be higher in the coming weeks.

"Its the fasting month," came the fishmonger's nonchalant explanation.

It would appear that the fishmonger and others of his ilk were gleefully counting the profits that they would reap during Ramadan and the coming Aidilfitri festive season.

HIGH FOOD PRICE

Meanwhile, there are numerous complaints that as Ramadan enters its third week, prices of food are still high and that they vary from one seller to another.

For example, the kuih (traditional cookies) costs either 40 or 50 sen per piece. In fact many traders are 'forcing' consumers to buy wholesale, by offering five pieces of kuih for RM2 and ignoring those who wish to buy, say two pieces for 80 sen.

A random check at a farmer's market in the first week of Ramadan revealed that prices of goods are expected to stay high throughout the fasting month.

According to a trader there, prices are only expected to dip after Hari Raya.

"The price is not government-controlled, it is decided by the wholesalers", said a trader at the same market with a hint of sarcasm. Full Article

11 comments:

Tirana said...

Kita sebagai pengguna ni selalu jadi mangsa...

smaelz83 said...

biasa la tuh.. tu pasal FOMCA x suka harga barang naik masa minyak belom stabil lg.. skang tgk la.. harga susah gila nak turun..

zamz said...

tulah..selalunya kita la jadi mangsa harga brg jarang nak turun naik mmg selalu..
and then kalau minyak naik 10 sen..harga kuih pun boleh naik 10 sen..maksudnya naik berlipat kali ganda lah

Myza Pesona said...

Dah nasib kita sebagai consumer! Jadi nakbising mcmana pun, harga barang tetap naik!Jadi, kenalah berhemah ketika berbelanja walaupun gaji dan bonus keluar Selasa ni! Hehehe

@k@kPOKPEK said...

petrol naik = brg naik, petrol turun = brg tak..

ini formula alam sejagat kot..

zamz said...

wah myza best nya dpt bonus

zamz said...

app..mana ntah diorang dpt formula tu...

fairuzmokti said...

aku setuju dengan kau!! harga minyak turun, tapi harga barang tak turun² gak...

Adry said...

Turun skit sangat kot.. masih terkejut bab harga yang melambung ari tu...

Adry @ http://www.adrysabry.com

zamz said...

emm fairuz ntah bila la nak turun..


adry ada ke turun tak pasan plak...
ke diorang tu buat2 terkejut hehe

shaxx said...

Slow to come down is an understatement as sometimes prices of some things just do not come down...

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