It is hard for Filipinos to buy food and materials nowadays ever since the inflation rate skyrocketed to 5.2 percent and the TRAIN law was implemented. Some of them have the same salary yet the prices of goods and commodities hiked.
That is why it is highly disappointing and frustrating for this netizen when he realized that he was being cheated with a price as he was about to pay a higher price for the goods he bought.
In a Facebook video posted by Aliyodin Mustapha, he bought one kilogram of fruits from a middle-aged vendor in a market. When the vendor was weighing the fruits they bought, he was confused when he saw that he bought two kilograms of fruits.
Suspicious of the weight shown to him, Aliyodin and his group tried to weigh in the fruits they bought in their own measuring device. They were surprised to find out that the fruits they bought only weights one kilogram.
A confrontation between the two occurred then. Aliyodin argued to the vendor about how she was tricking her customer to pay more with her fraud weighing scale.
While receiving harsh lectures from the customer, the vendor hid her weighing machine inside her shop.
The video garnered angry reactions from the netizens to the vendor.
Netizen Reli Cortez Lucas wanted the shop to close down due to the fraud the vendor committed.
“Ipasara na yn dpt isuspinde na licenxa ng tindahan. Pra di na yn mkapatinda. Nilo2ko nlng nila mga kapwa nya. Hirap mg hanapbuhay. Dpt sa gnyn me batas talaga sa mga mandarayang timbangan ikulong sila pra di na sila pamarisan sna buong pilipinas. Tingnan lht ng timbangan,” he said.
Mimi-Itoy Sanchez said Aliyodin was not the first victim as he was also a victim of this kind of fraud.
“Ganoon din sa mga kiluhan maraming mandaraya magtataka ka kahit kaunti lang ang nasa kiluhan pero 1 kilo na agad sana a a mga tindera maging mabuti sana kayo sainyong mga costumer kaya iyong iba sa mga grocery na lang nabili kahit mahal hindi basta ka madadaya,” she said.
Merlyn Capili warned her fellow netizens and shared her story of how she was also fooled by the same type of fraud when buying meat in a market.
“Naku marami talagang ganyan kung hindi sa kiluhan eh sa price per kilo…pag digital nman kiluhan marami nkasangga sa kiluhan nla di nkalantad… tama nga kilo yun nmang price per kilo ang bnabago nla. .halimbawa sa karne 260 kilo pag di mabilis mata mo 300 pala yong nlgay …magugulat knalang isang kilo lang binili mo pero sobra sa 260 bnayaran mo…kesyo ang sasabihin sayo sobra sa isang kilo…grabe dayaan sa mga pamilihan…nangyari narin sakin yan,” Merlyn said.
Grace Gumapo also warned other people. She pointed out that this is common in Divisoria.
“Madami din ganyan sa Divisoria hindi tama ang timbangan. Akala mo pa yung napili mong prutas ibibigay sayo yun pala may nakahanda na sa ilalim na nakaplastic na puro may sira na na prutas at yun ang iaabot nila sayo pagkatapos nila kuno bilangin ang mga prutas na napili mo,” she said.