A Personal Finance Blog for Malaysian: Hypermarkets sell more expensive by 30%

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hypermarkets sell more expensive by 30%

Recently I have notice certain items sell at hypermarket/specialised store are more expensive than a convenience store like 99 Speedmart (of course not 7-11, which is more expensive for everything except the price controlled items).

I am still wonder how come Giant sells 30% higher than (RM16.89 vs RM12.99) 99 Speedmart for item like Nutella Ferrero Hazelnut Spread. Other item like V-Soy, Giant sells 14% higher than (RM3.89 vs RM3.40) 99 Speedmart.

On an electrical item, a 4 gang adapt socket, a DIY store in Ikano sells more than 25% more expensive than 99 Speedmart. Of course, I am comparing apple with apple (same item, same model, same brand).

Anyone can share with us why 99 Speedmart manage to price it much lower? All the while my presumption is hypermarket sells lower because of the volume they have..... now only I know I am wrong....

1 comment:

  1. che... there is 1000 item in hypermarket just 30-40% of the item sell cheap, other thing consumer ma will treat it should b also cheap too loh. Now u baru know... too late zo loh. But the thing is NEED, always in hypermarket will b cheap de. then at the same time, org malas will buy all thing in the same place ma. why need to come here go there to buy thing leh. last time i work in POS for hypermarket, they earn just 5-15% saja leh(most of it). so, some of the small item must earn more then 20% la.