Having fixed price is better

Today, I went out looking for a keyboard protector for my new mac book pro and I began realizing that having a fixed price for goods is far better.

When every shop sticks the price tag on products, customer like me doesn’t need to bargain because I can just go through different shops checking and comparing prices. Moreover, by doing this, I don’t think that the shops dares to increase too much price if they want to compete with the others.

Micro Keyboard Surface Preservative Protective Film For MACbook Application

The problem here in Cambodia is that not many shops put the price tags on their products, so prices vary depend on different sellers. The real example is that this afternoon, I went to a computer center asking for my laptop keyboard protector and the seller show me the brand of Micro For Macbook Application made in China. The online price is US $5.79, but that shop set the first price is US $10. When I asked what price they actually wanted to sell, they claimed for US $8. However, when I went to another shop, the seller set the first price of US $5, and the price dropped to US $4 immediately after I asked how much she actually wanted to sell.

From the above example, we can see that the price of the same goods is double. If you are good at bargaining, it will not be a problem; however, for a person like me will face a big problem because I don’t like bargaining. In conclusion, I prefer having the fixed price though sometimes the price is a bit more expensive, but I don’t feel being cheated too much.

By: Dara Saoyuth

About Saoyuth

A graduate in Media Management with experiences working as a reporter with local and international news institutions, a multimedia team leader and a TV Producer for a LIVE News Show. Currently, I am a freelance video maker and social media consultant.

Posted on November 17, 2011, in Personal Interest/Experience and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It is very good sharing brother!! Through my experiences, it seemed that the seller sometimes consider who is the buyer come from, does he/she experienced a lot in shopping? If not, they will charge us over price. When I face this such problems, I think that ok give it to them and I just decide not to eat out much so that the money will back to me. Totally, in Cambodia I still not yet find a trust sellers yet.

  2. Jessica Francis


    I am Jessica Francis. I am from Germany. I am now conducting a research study on Bloggers in Cambodia as part of my master thesis. This master thesis analyses the role of blogs, especially Journalistic Gatekeeper Blogs, in the Cambodian Media system.

    The Freedom of Press in Cambodia is concerned not free by Freedom House. TV and Radio are mostly controlled by the government and only a few newspapers dare write critically about the government or certain connected subjects – then fearing defamation and threats.


    This survey is the foundation of the master thesis trying to give an overview of the complete blogosphere in Cambodia.

    Resulting from this survey in a more advanced stage this thesis will focus on blogs on subjects as society, human rights, politics etc. (Journalistic Gatekeeper Blogs)

    The aim is to show in which extent these blogs take over the function of traditional media in Cambodia for the Internet is mostly free from censorship. Although only used by 1 percent of the Cambodians the www is an upcoming platform of expression particularly for young people. Cambodian bloggers are organized as cloggers since 2007.

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