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32 traders under Consumer Council radar

December 13, 2019 6:15 am

More than 30 retailers are under the radar of the Consumer Council as complaints continue to surface against them.

Council, Chief Executive Seema Shandil says their recent market surveillance has once again revealed that traders are still giving false prices.

She says 32 traders were recently identified for unethical business practices.

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“ The point of the purchase or the shelf price or the advertised price are not matching with the point of sale prices so once again what we will do is collate all the information, we will collate the evidence and we will have it over to FCCC so that these traders are also taken to task. ”

She adds majority of these traders are supermarkets

“For example, that bathing soap it says 3 for $1.99 so when the consumer takes it to the cashier, the individual price will be charged so if the consumer fails to check the prices he will end up paying more for that item because that is not what was displayed on the shelf”

The Council and the Fijian Competition and the Consumer Commission will be on the ground throughout the festive season to ensure consumers are not ripped off.

FCCC Chief Executive, Senikavika Jiuta says their teams will be carrying out inspections in all divisions.

 

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