Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fair Trading

Recently I asking myself bout de Fair Trading Commission and wondering how wide is de remit and iffing it could be expanded, becausin I experience something in de recent past dat show how consumers does get de crappy end of de stick.
You buy an item wid yuh hard earn cash, it don’t work after two three days, carry it back and hear bout a store credit if you decide yuh don’t want de item anymore. I buy the item expecting it to work and if it don’t wuk den I should have de right to get back my money, not so?
I bought a reconditioned fridge, de sign did say sold as is but as is, it was working, less than a week later de fridge drop dead, when I call de company dem remind me dat it was sold as is, yes sweet girl I tell de lady but only a fool would pay a couple thousand dollars fuh something dat only gine last a week, dat does only happen, I hear, wid sex! Before she start to puff up she size 36 C cups I remind she all I wanted was to get de damn thing fix and wukking, common sense prevail, they fix it and it still wukking today!
In January, 23rd to be precise, a power outage in my area lick out de outdoor hot tub which became an outdoor cold tub. De repairman had to get details pun parts and pricing so I could advise the Bubbadus Light and Power and it tek he some time to get de details.I eventually write de company explaining the problem and attaching de cost of repairs, dem advise me dat de claim came over three months and dem policy is dat de claim must come within three months so de dog dead!
Policy? Nobody I ask ever hear radio nor newspaper ads advising we de public bout dis three month cut off policy, is dat fair trading?
A trucker reverse into a close relative car and break de headlight housing(he tell de police she ran into de back of he truck, nasty liar)  de part locally cost over $4100, de light still wukking, not a scratch pun de paint but $4100? De relative import de part from de U.K, pay DHL and duty and still it did not cost $1500, dis car parts thing is nothing more than price gouging, is dis something dat Fair Trading looking into?
Same car needed a cable fuh de passenger door window, over $1200 locally, cost out of U.K, sent air parcel post, paid duty, did not come to $150, is this something fuh Fair Trading to investigate?
How come I can order parts from overseas, pay freight, duty and it come to less than one third of de retail price locally, somebody jukking out we eyes, dem poking you in yuh eye like Mac say and pokeeing you everywhere!
Dese days, people dat understand things tight and prepared to cut dem margins and go fuh volume, dem is de ones dat cleaning up.
Check Popular Discounts pun Spooners Hill, I does avoid dat road like de plague, always ram off wid customers, I hear dem coming wid another big operation near Kendal hill, top restaurants getting into de do also, offering three course specials dat allow de average person a chance to eat in fine dining without needing to call de ambulance fuh a heart attack when de bill arrive!
Hotels offering the ever popular staycation and nuff Bajans staying at home fuh holidays.
De Vendor got he eyes pun de Crane Resort and just waiting fuh de right price to spend two weeks up at Mr Doyle fancy resort!

I Market Vendor gone fuh now, you have a blessed and a wonderful day, yuh hear?

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