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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is crazy!

When my office moved to the current location 3 years ago, I started frequent this Chinese Shop to do my groceries. Since then I hardly shop at hypermarket anymore. I could get butter spread, fresh milk, cheese slice, vitagen, yogurt, baby cereal, jam spread, even those muesli like Dorsett brand one from there. And the price was reasonable too.

However since the shop changed ownership mid of last year, I only buy the fresh milk, vitagen and occasionally yogurt from there. Other products no more available or they are not the usual brand that I used to buy. For example, they only have Mr Potato but no Pringles at all! There are many 3-in-1 drinks available but I could not find Milo powder. And I notice their stock turnover for non-perishable goods are low too. The biscuits that I bought from there were not that crispy and crunchy. Once the snack that I bought from it was already expired! And recently I'm making my own yogurt, so I have stopped buying yogurt totally after they have increased the price. Another reason that I don't like to shop there anymore is unlike the previous owner, the staffs are not friendly. 

The only reason that I still go there is they offer good price on the fresh milk, way cheaper than other place. I used to buy Farmhouse brand for the fresh milk for kids.  However since after changing ownership, the price of Farmhouse fresh milk had increased RM1 per liter to RM7.90, thus I have switched to buy Dutch Lady. They used to sell Dutch Lady Fresh Milk at RM5.50, while Speed99 sell at RM5.75, not too sure the price from hypermarket but I guess close to RM6.

Last week, as usual I went to this shop to replenish the fresh milk supply at home. I was shocked to see the new price is now RM6.20, 70cents more! Straightaway I walked out from the shop and went to the Speed99 near my home and tried my luck there. The new price offered in Speed99 for same fresh milk is RM5.99, from RM5.75. I think this is much more reasonable increment. However the supply of fresh milk in Speed99 is very limited and they don't have new stock coming in as often as compared to that Chinese shop. So it's really has to depend on luck.

I did not survey what's the new price in hypermarket but to me, 70cents increased is too much. My office is going to move soon too, guess no more reason for me to buy anything from that Chinese shop anymore. And I also foresee more fresh milk hunting for me from now on.

13 comments:

reanaclaire said...

sigh...everything seems to be increasing.. sometimes we r not conscious of it only.. 70sen is quite a lot.. but then if the shop is nearby, then it is worth going there than driving a few km away to get it cheaper.. :)

Alice Law said...

Aiyor, it seems the new owner is a blood sucking vampire leh... no problem, next time if Giant or Carrefour got promotion(normally at RM3.50) I PM you ya!^^

cleffairy said...

I got it at Rm5.15 from my supplier, but if Alice got better deal from Giant or C4, please PM me oso ya.

cheeyee said...

Claire - I always pass by 2 other Speed99. Not a hassle to stop and buy. Just no guarantee they have stock. Even a bit further also worth it. I buy in bulk! Hehehe.


Alice Law - RM3.50 so cheap!!! Sure?? Usually I saw their promotion is RM5++. And usually no promotion for Fresh Milk (promotion for Full Cream and other flavored milk only).


Cleffairy - I want their Fresh Milk, not Full Cream or flavored one wor.

Yee Ling said...

Yea...Speedmart has limited stocks. Normally i go there to replenish milk powder, but Elise's one always out of stock.....sigh!!

Broccoli Ginger said...

Everything also increases. Feel so scary to go shopping sometimes.

Alice Law said...

Ohhh... you want fresh milk kar? Yalor, I was referred to full cream and flavoured milk only!^^

Alice Law said...

Then I suppose I pm Cleff instead if fresh or flavoured milk got discount, lol! Sorry ya pal!

Oliveoylz said...

The chinese shop really cut throat! Good thing they're gonna have less one regular customer when your office shifts soon. Must boycott!

Kit76 said...

The new owner is simply choosing to stock in a two shop area, right in the heart of good old Taman Desa, with items which I suppose would appeal to... foreign labourers? Yeah... in Taman Desa off Jalan Klang Lama?! FAIL FAIL FAIL!!! I wonder if the new owner is from KL...

cheeyee said...

Yee Ling - Hah, buy more to stock up. :)


Broccoli Ginger - Unfortunately we cannot run away not to shop for food and groceries.


Alice Law - Fresh milk is my first choice. If really cannot get I will go for Full Cream.

cheeyee said...

Olive - Ya really cut throat. Whether office moves or not, I will source for my supply somewhere else. :)


Kit - The new owner does not know how to do business la...

Alice Law said...

Noted, so I still pm you lar, lol! ^^

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