I picked up one of those yogurt drinks at El Torito yesterday and the sign below the drink said 5.49 pesos. I got to the register and it rang up 6.1 pesos, so I told the clerk that the sign said 5.49. She followed me to where I found the drink, peeled off the sign and took it to the on-duty manager who spoke no English. After several minutes of scrutinizing both the drink and the sign with the price, they found it--the number of grams on the sign differed from the number on the drink, so this sign did NOT apply to this drink. Next to the drink I picked up was a different yogurt drink, also at 5.49 pesos or so the sign said, but THAT sign didn't refer to THAT drink either because the gram weight again, was different.
I can't count the number of times I've been to Soriana, Walmart OR El Torito when there is NO price any where near the item, or when, after scrutinizing the sign and the product I realize that the price tag does NOT refer to the item above it. I guess they figure that you won't notice the price difference, or on items without a price, you will simply take the item because it's too much hassle to Not take it.
I am sick to death of being cheated out of my money by unscrupulous business practices and I think it's time for everyone who feels as I do to band together and form a Consumer Union and DO something about being cheated! Since I do not speak Spanish, I could not be the liason with the businesses, but I will lend my voice and my time to working toward, at the very least, minimizing these dishonest practices.
We are too old and too tired to help you to change the paradise! go ahead by yourself! good luck!
We came here just to enjoy sunny days (or warm rainy days), enjoy meals and watch tv!