Are we aware that the consumers are being exploited in everyday life?These days the consumers are being exploited by the retailers or wholesalers. They are cheating us in many ways like incorrect measurements, selling low quality produts in place of branded ones, providing expired goods when the consumer is uneducated and food adultration etc.
The consumers should always be aware of these things and should know their rights and practice them so that they will be able to choose the correct product. The consumers have the right to choose what they want to take, they have the right to ask for information about the product.
In everyday life consumers are being exploited due to lack of awareness. I also recently experienced such thing where the shopkeeper cheated by providing incorrect measurements.
I went to purchase some vegetables and asked for 1kg tomatoes and I picked the tomatoes and put them into the weighing scale and I clearly noticed that after adding the last two or three tomatoes only, the scale weighed correctly. Then I was busy in choosing other vegetables while the shopkeeper was packing them. I casually looked up and noticed the shopkeeper had a cunning look at me while he was removing few tomatoes back but when I checked the measurement was correct.
I did not bother much about this. I asked for half kg beans and surprisingly, he added a heap of beans and still the scale did not weigh. Then he removed the vegetable basket which was inserted under the scale so that it will not raise.
I bought the vegetables and came back but I was still confused what has happened and then only I realised he did it all on purpose.
It's important for all consumers to be aware and not be exploited by such people. Please share your views about this.