'OFW Family' exposes the truth behind SM sales

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The phrase "On Sale" attracts shoppers, thinking that they can save money. However, are the prices really reduced when the items are on sale?

OFW Family is a public figure facebook page made in 2012. It shows about the life of an Overseas Filipino Worker, a Filipino who is employed in work outside the Philippines.

Recently, the page uploaded a photo of a price tag on Facebook. The Facebook page said that they wanted to share the truth behind "Sale at SM". They wanted to share it with those people who are fond of buying goods at SM Malls when they are on sale. According to this page, it's not true that SM reduces their items 30%-70% because they increase the price of the items before the promo date comes. Imagine that your 100pesos becomes 200pesos,then the item will be on sale for 125pesos. They still earn 25pesos on sale. The page stated it under its photo with absurdity.


Katotohanan sa likod ng "SALE" sa SM
share ko lang po sa mga mahilig mamili sa mga SM Malls pag nag sale sila, ndi naman totoo yan gngawa nila 30%-70% sale, kc bago ang date ng promo tinataasan n nila ang price ng mga items. Imagine un 100 pesos ggawin nila 200 tas sale ng 125pesos, kita prin sila ng additional 25pesos sa sale haha!!
Many netizens expressed their thoughts and opinions about this matter. There are those who said it's true and agreed with the page. However, others denied this fraud and took the side of SM Malls.
-OFW Family said

One of the commentator said that she thinks it's true. According to her, she used to wait for SM 3-day sale when she was in college. She found a display worth 100 pesos. Since she was still a student then, she had to save. She told herself that she would just wait for it to be on sale. And when the day came, she rushed to the mall to purchase the item that she really wanted to buy right away. She was so happy because it's tagged 50% off. However, the price left her in shock. The price of the item became 200 pesos, it's less than 50% so technically it's 100 pesos. She's asking if they're fooling around. Therefore, she ended not buying the item anyway. She said that it was the time she realized that sales at SM were not true. She always tells about it to her friends because she proved it herself.

Meanwhile, the other person who commented on the photo guessed that it's just an error. According to him, he used to work with SM so if they have sale item,it's really on sale. They may not be reducing the prices of their items big compared to other countries because there when they are on sale, they almost give the items for free. And regarding to this, he said that he's sure this was just a mistake. But SM could get sued for this mistake. So better refer this to DTI. He also said that a sale is given when the supplier gives a go signal to give a sale to their products. Brands are just renting SM to sell their products though there are really SM brands products most of the items displayed at SM are from those consignment brands that have individual owners.

Someone also commented on the photo saying that it's just really a mistake. Look at the bar codes of the tags, they are different.

The photo posted by OFW Family page garnered more than a thousand of various comments. There are those who say that it's just a mistake. Some people agree or disagree. Others stand in the middle. A few also didn't care and just said that if a consumer has something to complain about, go to the mall and ask them instead.

We can't really tell whether this speculation is true or not, the only thing we can do is be observant. If ever you have a question or you suspect something, you better ask the concerned people for clarification.

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