MACRO market expensive or cheap

i want to know your experiance about macro whole pakistan. is it good to shop from big whole sale market or markets near your home like empress market. i m in favour of macro but my wife is against she says macro is v expensive and empress market saddar is cheaper in price and quality is also good. want to know your idea.

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i want to know your experiance about macro whole pakistan. is it good to shop from big whole sale market or markets near your home like empress market. i m in favour of macro but my wife is against she says macro is v expensive and empress market saddar is cheaper in price and quality is also good. want to know your idea.

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She is right. Apart from may be few items, most of the items will be costlier than what you will find with your regular wholesale shop near your house. Especially in case of electronic items which are much cheaper in saddar or your local electronics market.

Yes this is very important technical issue to be discussed in wiredpakistan :D

I often shop from Makro and they offer products at relatively cheaper price than market but then you have to buy bundled offer to get price relief. You can trust Makro/Metro as they sell genuine products and not counterfeits.

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i want to know your experiance about macro whole pakistan. is it good to shop from big whole sale market or markets near your home like empress market. i m in favour of macro but my wife is against she says macro is v expensive and empress market saddar is cheaper in price and quality is also good. want to know your idea.

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Women! They like window shopping. B)

what da puck is that makro?

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Your wife has raised two issues: price and quality. My neighbourhood

general store offers better prices in pretty much everything. It is near,

I know the people and returning something like bad milk carton, is not

even an issue.

For anything electronic, you can't beat Hashoo Market Saddar, Karachi.

They will even beat Regal, Saddar prices, if you know where to go. The

difference is anywhere from hundreds (800 on an electronic oven) to

several thousands (Dawlence A/C) and fridges, etc. Plus, there is a far

larger variety available for imported electronic stuff in Saddar.

The prices marked on items in Makro are deceptive, because they slap

on a 16% sales tax at the checkout counter, making their much touted

claims of big savings, really a farce.

Lastly, that of quality, especially in the case of fruits, veggies and meats.

Most of the stuff sold at Makro is from cold storage. It does not only look

wrong, it tastes wrong and feels wrong, when consumed. Then they force

you to buy it in bulk, something which has less than half the normal shelf-

life. Result ?, for a small family, more than half of the veggies from Makro

will end up in the trash. A blasphemy, in our times of inflation and scarcity.

But I like to walk around in Makro and see the large bags of Lays and

Prince biscuits. Imagine what it'd be like, digging into one of those babies.

Sheikh 'Kifayat, Hamara Nasbul-Ain' Chilli

Wanna get even cheaper food... Join the Army/Navy/Air forces

!@#$%^&* pay much less and get free food too......