Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Aowa Appliances Scam at MC Home Depot, Ortigas: Calling DTI

This is a much delayed post just to warn other people of the unscrupulous modus operandi of Aowa Electronics at MC Home depot on Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City

Wifey went to Petron Car Care Ortigas (near The Medical City) to have a tune up of our Sakura, our Toyota Vios when we decided to visit the nearby MC Home Depot just walking distance.

It's inside that a man offered something to my wife who came to see what the offer was. The Aowa sales man was too inquisitive and too eager and asked me personal questions but I merely deflected to wifey.

Then when wifey seemed too interested in the Aowa induction cooker, another man brought up his cellphone then called up his boss who shouted "talaga ma'am?" and announced my wife just won a promo only for the day and began surrounding wifey with freebies that we can buy for P40,000.00 including the induction cooker, air purifier, electric kettle, aircon, ionizer and other electric appliances.

My usual cynical self came into play when I noticed the man who called his boss lacked the usual reaction of surprise, "kulang sa acting skills, ika nga." Even hinting that we can store the appliances to be used next year so we can avail at a very great dsicount.

As I was trying to deflect their insistence on us buying all the items for "cheap" P40k, wifey almost gave her credit card just to have a balance inquiry when I said "No."

I simply made an excuse to all the sales people surrounding us that even if what they're selling are checp, it's still expensive to me for I don't need them.

We left the store and thank goodness, my wifey survived the test that made me shiver at the thought of buying Aowa appliances where I don't even know if they're reliable and if Aowa Service centers really exists in case of repairs.

Anyway, their style is typical of misleading campaigns that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) should look into, but knowing how lazy government workers are, I doubt it seriously.

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