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Title: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 24, 2011, 05:30:37 pm
I was inside a big supermarket chain this afternoon, nagcacanvass ako ng prize ng diaper and so i bought pen and notebook. Sinita ako ng tagabantay sa loob ng supermarket, sabi hinde daw allowed maglista. Sabi ko i'm a mom i need to canvass mga bibilhin ko (kung san mas mura). Sabi its a policy daw that they have. I complained sa management kasi hinde naman ako magnanakaw, i'm just a mom na nagbubudget. I was able to talk to their supervisor for customer service and also store manager, i was given a rewards card. I filled out complain form. Kasi feeling ko criminal ako at nagnakaw, that is the reason why i complained. I think yung approach yun mali, should have referred me to Customer Service department instead of scolding me. I dont want to name names... pero big supermarket siya. I even suggested na maglagay sila ng karatula na bawal maglista.

Yun lang mga sis, sharing so you'll know.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Mommy France on May 24, 2011, 05:42:09 pm
Yes they don't. Unfortunately.
I was still in college when I found out. I was doing a market study, which includes the price, of a certain product.

I never tried na again. I don't think they wil broadcast talaga kaya siguro nila sinasabi in person.
Baka di lang marunong yung kumausap sayo kaya ganun.

What I do now is to list the prices in my phone. :D Mas hindi obvious.

Sa grocery budgeting naman so i could keep up with the price increase, I have an excel spreadsheet ng grocery namen itemized with prices. I-print that and dinadala ko sa kapag nag-go-grocery para makita ko kung nagtaas. Basta para may benchmark ako from the last grocery. Medyo tidious yung ginagawa ko pero at least, nabu-budget ko ng husto yung mga necessities na hindi nawawala sa grocery cart namen.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 24, 2011, 05:46:12 pm
Yea they dont have karatula... ang nakakainis dyan i looked like a shoplifter. I'm fond of writing stuff kasi eh. Even if CP dala mo they will never know that you are listing down something. What if you have a list of grocery items na kailangan mo bilhin and you write down yung prices, its the same.
I will never go back to that supermarket chain anymore, anyways mahal naman sila magbenta  >:(
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: bebezeth on May 24, 2011, 05:50:00 pm
hmmm.. hindi ko alam na bawal yun ahhh...
pero I do calculate talaga sa cellphone ko kung magkano kasi di ba
per pack siya divide ko kung magkano lalabas each diaper..
tapos mamimili na ako kung ano na bibilhin me...
saka minsan din pagkabili me review ko ulet yong resibo
check ko ulet kung expensive talaga yong nabili ko
kung nasa budget pa rin talaga ;D
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 24, 2011, 05:58:23 pm
@ bebezeth - exactly my point sis! kaya nga eh siyempre mommies tayo gusto natin budgetted tayo. Pero sa totoo lang i dont buy stuff na hinde ko na check. Kasi i know what stuff is mura in which place:) I might sound calm pero nainis ako kanina hmp!  :'(
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Nunal on May 24, 2011, 05:59:51 pm
Hi just_memom, sad to say bawal po talaga.. its a store policy actually across all grocery stores except the smaller ones siguro. Even using cell phone as a mode of taking notes eh bawal po talaga if they "caught you"  There are lots of competitors po kasi who do the market survey / research or price survey of their competitor. Taking picture is not allowed as well. There are mystery shopper kasi (what we call them) to conduct price survey kaya they are very strict when it comes that...

what we could do po siguro si to do it discreetly..
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 24, 2011, 06:06:46 pm
@ mommy zhel - if i were not scolded i would never know sis promise :) I knew it after they (CS Supervisor and Store Manager) explained to me. Embarrassed kasi yun nafeel ko nun kaya sharing to everyone here para hinde na maulit :)

Oo nga eh, pero i did it to other supermarkets, no problem naman sis. Kaya nga i wonder why this is the only time na nangyari ito.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Mommy Jazz on May 24, 2011, 09:59:18 pm
Hmmm. May point si just_memom. As a consumer, right ko yung tandaan ang prices ng products sa supermarket, care ko sa policy nila ?(oops, parang hindi Mod oh)  Don't they have at least a regulation na they require the Manager's approval before a customer can take notes?
I think I have to visit the DTI website to read more on consumer's rights.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: yhamsloveŽ on May 24, 2011, 11:16:30 pm
Kawawa naman ako... hindi ko alam na bawal pala yan. Ilang beses ko nang gustong gawin pero lagi ko lang nakakalimutan kaya ang ginagawa ko nalang tinatago ko yung mga receipts ng mga pinamili yun nalang nirerecord ko.

Pero hindi ko maisip kung bakit bawal... dahil ayaw nilang maikumpara yung prices nila sa iba? duh!

Naku, baka kung ako, maging makulit ako sa pagtatanong kung bakit bawal..
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 25, 2011, 09:17:19 am
@ Mommyjazz - sis tama ka dyan, yun nga yun sinasabi ko eh. Mommy ako, i need to be smart in terms of buying products (kaya nga nasa smart parenting tayo heheh). I think sinabi naman sa akin na i can request daw for list of products na gusto ko and they will provide me yun price, pero naisip ko sobrang hassle yun, i will go the the customer service section just to get prices, faster if ililista ko nalang nga. Hirap naman tandaan lahat ng prices na makita mo.

@ yhamsloveŽ - sis bawal daw kasi meron mga ibang competitor tinitignan yun mga prices for strategies etc. Kagaya ng explanation ni sis mommy zhel
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Mommy Jazz on May 25, 2011, 01:22:39 pm
Alam ko na, I did this before when I needed to compare dept. store prices pero appliances yung tinitingnan ko. What I did is, I recorded my voice on my cel. I was pretending may kausap ako sa cel pero nirerecord ko yung prices. When I got home, I listened to my voice recording and listed down the items and amount.

I don't understand kung bakit ayaw nilang ipalaista on the spot. Maybe if I own a grocery myself, I would know. Baka there's this security, competitor strategy  thingy that they don't want the customers to know or further explain?
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Nunal on May 25, 2011, 01:41:31 pm
Hi mommies from what i know po their reason is they don't want their prices to be compared with other supermarkets kasi tendency if Grocery 1 has a lower price and Grocery 2 is higher they could initiate a promo (in-house) like bundling or tie-up with other products to make their items much cheaper than Grocery 1.  hope it helps :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 25, 2011, 01:43:51 pm
@ Mommyjazz - sis i see thanks sa tip but i think tapos na rin ako sa stage on jotting down prices kasi i have complete list na from milk, diaper etc. And i will not visit that R supermarket anymore hehe

@ mommy zhel - sis yes i think that was their reason :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: ea_brea on May 25, 2011, 02:50:32 pm
yes, ganun talaga even in dept stores. i work in retail and ginagawa din namin yun to check the competitors prices. hehe pero CP ang gamit namin kahit sa pictures (kasi bawal din ang camera). kaya pati consumers affected.

kahit nga magpicture ng window display bawal sa mall e. i was doing a project nung college about window displays and sinita ako ng guard sa highend na boutique, bawal nga daw. sabi ko idedelete ko na lang (pero sa totoo hindi, hahaha!)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on May 25, 2011, 03:41:34 pm
@ ea_brea - sis i see, pero walang kamuwang muwang ang mga consumers and wala naman harm na gagawin ang isang mommy sa prices na makukuha niya. Well anyways they cannot distinguish a mom from a spy nga naman. But i did it also on department stores specially sa SM (probaby because they knew me already). Well, thanks for sharing sis:)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: desolate_cat on May 31, 2011, 06:11:37 pm
Hindi ba kahit pa ipag-bawal nila na maglista ka, eh kung binili mo di may resibo ka pa rin.
Eh di may listahan ka na rin ng price nila. So bakit pa ipagbabawal?

Saka pwede nga rin gamitin ang CP. Bawal naman manita kung gumagamit ka ng CP sa loob ng supermarket, malay ba nila kung may ka text ka.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on June 01, 2011, 08:57:16 am
yes exactly. But last Monday i went to "L" supermarket in Trinoma, went i did is i ask permission that i will be listing down the prices, ako kasi yun mahilig mag jot down ng mga prices. I was permitted to do so, so no issue:)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: KVsmommy on July 19, 2011, 12:48:33 am
hala, bawal pala yun? I haven't been doing our grocery shopping at big supermarkets recently, kasi mayroong malapit na small grocery store sa amin na mas mura yung tinda and less 'toxic' (wala masyado tao. hehe). So dun kami palagi.

Although one time we were at this major supermarket and kasama ko yung daughter ko, and I always have my cam naman anywhere I go.  :) Sinaway ako kasi I was taking a pic of my daughter. Nagulat ako, pero siempre sumunod pa din.

Bawal na din pala maglista ngayon? Weirdness. I somehow understand yung 'strategy' thing ng competitors about prices pero if you're cam is obviously trained on another subject (like a kid for example), obviously, hindi presyo ang kinukunan mo. And sa paglista ng prices, isn't it a consumer's right to make comparisons?!

And ito pala napansin ko dun sa isang 'really major' supermarket, wala na yung price tag dun sa mismong product. Nakalagay na lang sya dun sa stand where the product is. And more often than not, yung mga labels pag hindi mali, kulang naman, so hindi mo rin talaga nakikita kung magkano talaga yung product na gusto mo bilhin. Oo may mga price scanners, pero madalas hindi gumagana. That's so unfair, and somehow, parang feeling ko it's a cunning strategy. Tsk.

Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: mybhie06 on July 19, 2011, 07:49:45 pm
Wow mga sis di ko din alam to ah? My hubby and I kapag bumibili kami ng diapers we usually use our cellphones para i-calculate kung magkano lalabas yung per piece sa isang pack. Wala pa naman akong na experience na sumaway sa amin, I guess kase hindi naman talaga jotting down yung ginagawa namin pero somehow it's the same. Anyway, thanks for the heads up sis! At least I knew now para wag na lang gawin kahit kung iisipin mo ang weird lang nung policy..hehe..
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on July 19, 2011, 09:57:27 pm
hehe sis no problem, kaya nga i shared it. Some may know it, some may not. Pero for me i knew it in a different way hihi (yun nga nagirate iratan ako LOL)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: mumzeth on August 01, 2011, 08:04:23 pm
cool.. nagyon ko lang nalaman to..bawal pala yun..  kasi ako sa resibo ako natingin.. dati kasi every month iba-ibang supermarket ang pinupuntahan ko to compare prices.. pero ngayon isa nalang tapos may dala-dala akong papel di naman ako nasisita.. pero salamat parin sa info na to.. super thank you po.. :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on August 02, 2011, 12:41:20 pm
no worries sis zetharellano :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Nuna on August 02, 2011, 12:54:50 pm
Oh.. Hindi ko alam na bawal pala yun? Ang alam ko lang bawal mag picture. Bawal pala maglista. May natutunan nanaman ako sa SP ha!  :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: ina01 on August 12, 2011, 03:49:11 pm
huh? bawal ba? buti hindi ako nasita. i list down the prices din kasi pero sa cp ko. i compare the prices ng mga products na lagi kong binibili. I have the prices of milk, diapers, and other necessities ng Landmark, Shopwise and SM in my cp. Buti na lang never ako sinita.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: mariann on September 24, 2011, 10:09:14 am
when we buy groceries, we only patronize one local grocery store here in iloilo, kasi they're much cheaper than Robinson's and SM.  we don't refer to the prices when we buy groceries, but we refer to the quality.  especially with food, we don't care if they're expensive as long as they're healthier and we liked them.
 
but i have this grocery list which i always bring to the grocery.  it has all the things we need from canned goods, snacks and consumables to toiletries to cleaning materials.  and it has the prices of each item also.  we stick to the list so that we don't overspend and we won't buy in double.
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: nylej20 on September 24, 2011, 10:30:04 am
hello mga sis, makisali lang hehe

bawal po talaga maglista kasi baka akalain ng mga civilian guards eh nag paprice survey ka..before kasi sa work ko yung mga hawak naming merchandiser pinapamonitor namin mga price ng competitors namin para alam namin kung mas mura ba kami or mas mahal sa competitor namin, but they doing it in a discreet way, super simple lang talaga ginagawa nila..kahit yung mga supervisor ng merchandiser bawal silang kausapin pag nasa selling area..simplehan lang talaga..teknik lang talaga kelangan.

ako what i did was iniipon ko yung mga resibo kapag naggogrocery ako then i compare prices, i recorded it in excel para alam ko kung san mas mura yung gusto ko bilhin.. :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: lei101402 on September 24, 2011, 01:49:58 pm
mga sis bawal siguro sa mga groceries na mas mahal compared sa iba kasi guilty sila of overpricing kaya ayaw nila. pero kung ako siguro may grocery at confident ako sa items ko okay lang mag "make lista"ang buyers ko. sana may taga dti na bumili sa kanila
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: rianne_mallows on September 24, 2011, 02:01:40 pm
nasita na din ako before.. kasi may project sa marketing nung college..  so kami ng groupmates ko naghiwahiwalay to take notes.. lahat kami nasita hehe.. ito mga sumita, puregold, sm, robinsons, uniwide.. this was 5 yrs ago pa ha..

pero ngayon. sa sm marilao naglilista ako talaga.. not just sa groceries pero pati sa dept store.. never naman ako nasita dun.. pero may nakita ako naglilista din sinita.. kasin siguro walang pushcart na dala.. ako kasi puno lagi pushcart ko so alam na buyer ako.. parang unfair no?
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: ilove323 on November 21, 2011, 11:57:57 pm
That Explains IT!

Now Im laughing at myself...never knew until I saw this thread na bawal maglista...I usually do it sa cellphone esp sa SM and Shopwise pero one time I was at SNR and looking at some baby items and was taking down notes somebody was like following me like a hawk tas talagang sunod ng sunod nung nainis nako I left the store..
Now I know why bawal pala kasi hahaha thanks sa info na to...
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: just_memom on November 23, 2011, 10:47:59 am
yan ang nakakainis mga sis susundan ka ng mga civilian guards.Kapag ganun sila lalo ako iikot ng iikot.
Ang point ko lang naman kasi is if its really not permitted to jot down yun prices then say it in a nice way and maybe pwede nila tayo irefer sa customer service nila to get the prices.

Glad to be of help to all the mommies here:) i learned it the hard way pero ok lang at least now we know :)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: bargainsassymom on November 29, 2011, 03:03:03 pm
Napagalitan na rin ako about listing prices when I was helping my daughter with her market study for school. So I have also resorted to the "cellphone texting" technique para hindi halata.

Ang pansin ko lang, in some hardware stores naman, what they do is they assign a store personnel to follow you around para hindi ka maka-kopya ng price. as in buntot nang buntot, na hindi man lang pasimple. haay :(

Hirap din talaga magbudget pag ganyan
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Aicha on November 29, 2011, 03:56:40 pm
my bf worked in a department store, sabi niya nagpapadala daw ng parang spy yung mga mall sa competitors nila. tinitignan yung mga prices pero pasimple lang, parang kinocompare nila. kaya siguro bawal maglista. hehe
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Richel on December 01, 2011, 01:50:47 pm
...me too doesn't know na bawal pala yun...actually every week akong nagka-canvass kasi i'm buying furnitures and appliances for our newly built house...thanks god di pa naman ako nasisita...from now on pasimple nalang ako maglilista..hehe...kasi syempre sayang din naman yung matitipid natin sa much cheaper na store diba... ;)
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: clydie on February 19, 2012, 09:05:43 am
naexperience ko na kin to, sa isang drugstore, bale nagcacanvas ako ng milk prices and mas mahal sila kesa sa dept. store. akala nila sales rep. ako ng competitor brand. they even ask my id. we'll they apologies after. ???
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: aish_teru on July 06, 2012, 11:38:56 pm
ako naman i just make a mental note kung how much yung diaper or milk ni baby. Pansin ko lang na mas  mahal mag grocery sa S&R and i compared the prices based sa invoice kaya i dont go to S&R anymore
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: trishevil on July 09, 2012, 03:10:21 pm
^kam rin napagalitan..actually, bumibili naman kami, nagmomonitor lang kami kung magkano na ang nabibili namin..Mya budgeted amount kasi na kailangan namin ubusin. With calculator and noteppad pa naman kami..For donations kasi..students pa lang kami nun tapos officiers pa kami ng school organization..sabi nga namin, "sorry po, accounting students kami..kaya kami may calculator..sinisigurado lang namin na balanse lahat.."
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: roselsmom on July 09, 2012, 03:42:20 pm
ako din! ...hindi ko alam na bawal pala maglista... kaya pala may mga mystery shopper, and napapansin ko din minsan yung mga sales person eh lagi kang sinusundan pagnamimili, aside sa pag-assist sayo, they'll make sure na you're not a mystery shopper.  :D
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: jvcav08 on July 15, 2012, 09:05:56 am
oo nga bakit bawal maglista?hmmmm..ako kasi ginagawa ko kinukunan ko ng pics hahaha...i know mas bawal un..pero nakakatamad kaya maglista habang tulak tulak ang pushcart...though di pa naman ako nasita..pero tama mga mommies..rights natin yun dahil sa hirap ng buhay need magbudget no..
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Morefun on July 05, 2013, 04:42:11 pm
What an interesting topic!  Ako din hindi ko alam na bawal yun.  Mahilig din ako magtake note ng mga prices pero I use my cellphone.   :P hehe!
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: Ask Sean on July 11, 2013, 11:43:00 pm
i can totally relate to this story.
i experienced it at a famous supermarket inside a mall.

BUT what i did was a modified version.

i was into market research and price study.  ginawa ko ay may dala ako camera phone and was taking pictures of my  favorite bath soaps along their prices. a man in civilian attire approached me and told me in an awkward tone na "" BAWAL PO YAN! ""

napahiya ako and people were lookung at me.  i stopped what i was doing and left the scene. nakakinis. i felt so embarrassed. that i really don't know what policy they were protecting.

WHATEVER!   :'(
Title: Re: Bawal maglista ng price sa supermarket
Post by: MommyniAddie on July 29, 2013, 04:09:22 pm
Yep sad to say...bawal nga po talaga mga mommies....so what I do is Im keeping a lisy nung basic na binibili ko tapos inilalagay ko sa excel file and then may price :) so print na lang ako twing grocery time na, aun nakikita ko din kung may mga prices na nag adjust...