On­line sell­ers keep­ing mum on price tag

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: On­line sell­ers on so­cial me­dia are still keep­ing mum on the prices of their prod­ucts.

Checks on Face­book showed that there were sell­ers who were adamant in not dis­play­ing the price tags, and be­ing coy on de­tails of the prod­ucts they were sell­ing.

Some would even put lu­di­crous price tags, just for the sake of hav­ing one, like RM123,456 for jars of mac­a­roons.

Buy­ers would need to ap­proach the seller pri­vately to get the ac­tual price of their prod­ucts.

Buy­ers can get any­thing, from home­made roti jala to get­ting their cat spayed, all from ad­ver­tise­ments on so­cial me­dia, but sell­ers seemed to shy away from an­nounc­ing their prod­ucts’ sell­ing price to the pub­lic.

The New Straits Times yes­ter­day front-paged an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Do­mes­tic, Trade, Co­op­er­a­tives and Con­sumerism Min­istry en­force­ment di­rec­tor Datuk Mohd Roslan Ma­hayudin, who said the min­istry was go­ing af­ter on­line traders, in­clud­ing those on so­cial me­dia, who did not list prices and other de­tails of their prod­ucts and ser­vices.

“We are fully en­forc­ing this law af­ter hav­ing re­laxed it to al­low traders to ad­just ac­cord­ingly,” Roslan said.

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