"Am I Seeing Right?" — Store Typo Leaves Malaysians Confused Over 'Discounted' Hiked Price
The establishment has since reached out and clarified that there was indeed a typo on the promotional notice.
As Malaysians, we're always looking for the latest deal that'll land us something good at a reduced price.
But one recent typo made its way to Facebook in a rather hilarious manner.
A post made to the Malaysian community group on Facebook, 我们是马来西亚人 We are Malaysians, has garnered attention after a promotional deal perplexed a number of locals online.
The photo attached to the post shows a saver deal referred to as the 'Thursday Saver', which shows a notice for the cost of 10 China Navel Oranges at the fruit stand on 26 January.
A confusing part of the sign was the discount that was stipulated — where the normal price of RM16 was crossed out and RM18 was the current price for the 'saver'.
Upon a deeper inspection of the photo, it can be deduced that it was taken at an AEON outlet somewhere in Malaysia.
Though most individuals deduced that this may have been an error or accidental typo in the notice, it didn't stop some Malaysians from making hilarious remarks in the comments section
Some users were confused and asked if they were reading the sign incorrectly.
However, others joked about the notice, saying that they should buy it on another day. "I prefer to buy it on [another] day. Maybe it will be cheaper," wrote one user. One more person stated, "Better to buy it on any other days except Thursday."
On the other hand, another user even stated that the deal is in fact a 'saver' promotion.
"But it is a saver deal... you save yourself and your money from buying a packet," he wrote.
Nonetheless, in a brief conversation with an AEON representative on the issue, SAYS can confirm that the error was indeed caused by an accidental and unintentional typo
In a statement by the Chief Merchandise and Marketing Officer of AEON, Low Ngai Yuen, the officer stated that the correct notice should actually read that the current promotion would be RM18 per packet versus a normal price of RM19.90 for 10 Chinese Navel Oranges.
"We do apologise for this oversight and the confusion that it's caused," said the officer in a brief statement to this SAYS writer.
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