CATEGORY: ‘Marketman’s “Consumer Reports”’

A “Minor, Minor” Pear Rant…

25 Aug, 2010

Okay, so this isn’t “major, major” like losing the Ms. Universe pageant, a possible reality the other day, what with Ms. Philippines’ idiotic answer that the vast majority of Filipinos may think was simply cute rather than a condemnation of the deteriorating state of education in the archipelago. Gosh, are beauty and brains…

Grapes of Wrath… :)

20 Oct, 2009

It always amazes me how erratic, variable and unstable the prices of some groceries are at supermarkets and stores within walking distance of each other in Metro-Manila. I realize in a free market, there are absolutely no price controls; however, in a competitive market, prices should naturally reach a justifiable/equilibrium level where supply…

Marketman’s “Consumer Report” #2 : Domestic Airfares

04 May, 2009

My recent post on Cebu Pacific delays and consumer advocacy got me thinking the other day… Why isn’t there more intelligent and analytical coverage of service industries in this country? Are writers and publishers so afraid that this kind of reporting will kill off paid advertising? I often turn the pages of…

Marketman’s Consumer Report #1 : Price Differentials at 5 Different Supermarkets

20 Jul, 2007

I floated the idea of doing a price comparison among groceries last January and got an enthusiastic response. Many folks even volunteered to check their neighborhood groceries, which was a pleasant surprise. I finally got around to attempting the idea, and I have to tell you, it was a a royal pain…

 

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