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Many of the packaged products in India - manufacturers have frozen the same price cost BUT the quantity is shrinking day by day - even children are knowing telling that number of biscuit piece which came for 100 gm packet is now 80 gm or 70 gm cooly, is any consumer watching felt the pinch ? is this joke on consumer ? tell your neighbours and all friends about this to run a campaign of awareness /

Asked by mohandas pai, 31 Aug '08 03:45 pm
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Very good observation by you. I used to buy Active Wheel detergent earlier which was 750 gms whereas the packet size is same but the weight has come down to 600 gms. Similarly, many FMCG products have shrunk in quantity whereas the price is same or more. While purchasing, please check the weight and compare the price and not go by the packing alone. Consumers are taken for a ride by these Companies. MRP on edible oil packets are marked high but you get them at lesser prices in different shops. For eg., one brand of Sunflower oil was marked Rs.85/- on 1 ltr packet whereas it was sold in a retail shop at Rs.81/- and I got it with another shop for as low as Rs.73/-. What is the rationale for marking the MRP? Ultimately, consumers are fleeced.
Answered by M Shankar, 31 Aug '08 03:52 pm

 
  
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It seems that due to inflation when the prices are rising it may happen that the lessor quantity is being sold at same prices. But it is competitive market so you may go to buy a similar product at either cheap price or go for an alternate product which would be cheaper. My dear you are already running a compaign.
Answered by sudipta, 31 Aug '08 05:43 pm

 
  
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Best way to deal with packaged food is not to deal with it at all. In terms of the money you soend for it, not even 25% is for the content. Great % for packing, transporting, advertising and presenting costly appearance. Many consumers are not aware of expiry dates and time expired items inviting great risk.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 31 Aug '08 03:51 pm

 
  
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This is too much dear
Answered by Dinesh C S, 05 May '09 08:14 am

 
  
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