The nicer the car, the higher the price.
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Durian lovers might want to consider purchasing their favorite tropical delights on foot, as some fruit sellers are reportedly swindling prices based on the kind of car you drive.
According to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), durian sellers are doing “rich boy checks”, as the cool kids would say, and charging customers based on what kind of car they drive.
Pahang’s KPDNHEP Chief Ahmad Fitri Ali explains that sellers would “up” their prices
two to three times more if a customer pulls up in an expensive vehicle.
For now, the KPDNHEP says that it’s keeping a close watch over merchants and businesses to keep them from taking advantage of consumers.
Generally, fruit sellers can get into serious trouble if they fail to display prices or are caught using unauthorized weight scale machines.
Since the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) came into effect, it’s now also easier to get durians with fruit sellers moving their businesses online.
Even China is getting in on the action as Malaysian durian is said to be available for purchase on online platforms across the country.
And as durians are now in season, prices should also be relatively affordable but are expected to go back up when supplies drop.
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