PRE AND POST – SUVA ON SALE SURVEY 2010

08/10/2010 11:27

Upon our Trader Visit  through Cumming Streets there were eight shops in total that was visited. These are:

  1. Chicks Fiji
  2.  Real Smart
  3.  Texas
  4. Scorpion
  5. S Nagindas
  6. Uro Fashion
  7. Hot Gossip
  8.  Nu- Look
  9. Sisi Fashions
  10. Jays Jays Traders
  11. CK Esy Buy

1)      Chicks Fiji Ltd.

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Primes T- Shirt

$ 15

$ 15  

No change

No change

$  28 for 2

Not applicable

-

-

2.

Ocean Bali T- Shirt

$ 15

$ 15   

No change

No change

$  28 for 2

Not applicable

-

-

3.

Philips Delon

$ 25

$ 25  

No change

No change

$ 44 for 2

Not applicable

-

-

4.

Sport T-Shirt

$ 6

$ 6

No change

No change

5.

Chicks Fiji Bula Shirt

$ 20

$ 20

No change

No change

$ 38 for 2

Not applicable

-

-

6.

IPB Collection T- Shirt

$6

$6

No change

No change

$10 for 2

Not applicable

-

-

7.

Mohimma Girls Top

$6

$6

No change

No change

8.

LT Links Tech Jacket

$15

$15

No change

No change

9.

Sport Jacket

$15

$15

No change

No change

10.

Drifting Start Jacket

$28

$28

No change

No change

Prices obtained during the Suva on Sale on 4th October 2010 were the same price obtained before the Suva on Sale on 1st October 2010.  Thus there are no changes to the prices of items sold by Chicks Fiji before and during the Suva on Sale. 

2)         Real Smart

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Fancy Collection Skirt

$20.

$20.

No change

No change

2.

Subtley Skirt

$20

$20

No change

No change

3.

Stoner Ladies Top

$8

$8

No change

No change

4.

Masi Lu Ladies Top

$8

$8

No change

No change

5.

Estee Gee Ladies Top

$8

$8

No change

No change

6.

Su Yibi Fui Ladies Top

$10

$10

No change

No change

7.

Linlaosite Ladies Top

$10

$10

No change

No change

8.

Hong Chachua Ladies Top

$13.95

$13.95

No change

No change

9.

Shanshan Ladies Top

$17.95

$17.95

No change

No change

10.

Messie Fashion

$28.95

$28.95

No change

No change

Prices obtained during the Suva on Sale on 4th October 2010 were the same price obtained before the Suva on Sale on 1st October 2010.  Thus there are no changes to the prices of items sold by Real Smart before and during the Suva on Sale. 

3)         TEXAS

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Texas Ladies Skirt

$19.95

$19.95

No change

No change

2.

Candiel Ladies Skinny Jeans

$49.95

$39

Dec by $10.95

Dec by 22%

3.

Texas Denim Jeans

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

4.

Ladies Leg- In

$16.95

$16.95

No change

No change

5.

Royal Knights Shirt

$19.95

Not sold

-

-

6.

Krass

$32.95

Not sold

-

-

7.

Hot Ocean Round Neck

$30 for 2

Not sold

-

-

8.

Texas Ladies Top

$19.95

$7

Dec by $12.95

Dec by 65%

9.

Texas urban Shirts

$29.95 each

Not sold

-

-

$35 for 2

Not sold

-

-

10.

Zombie Men ¾ Shorts

$30 for 2

Not sold 

-

-

11.

Texas Mens ¾ Shorts

$35 for 2

Not sold

-

-

12.

Hot Ocean Mens Jeans

$49 for 2

Not sold

-

-

13.

Hot Ocean ¾ Shorts

$49 for 2

Not sold 

-

-

14.

Rusty T- Shirts

$19.95

Not sold

-

-

$30 for 2

Not sold

-

-

Out of the 14items surveyed only the prices of Candiel Ladies Skinny Jeans decreased by $10.95(22% decrease) and Texas Ladies Top decreased by $12.95 (65% decrease.  Prices of Texas Ladies Skirt, Texas Denim Jeans and Ladies Leg- In had no change before and during the Suva on Sale.  All the other items were not sold during the Suva on Sale.

4)      Scorpion

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Nike T- Shirt

$19.95

$18.95each

Dec by $1

Dec by 5%

$30 for 2

Not applicable

Not applicable

2.

Addidas T- Shirt

$19.95

$18.95each

 

Dec by $1

Dec by 5%

$30 for 2

Not applicable

Not applicable

3.

G.T.Boy Vest

$12.95

$12.95

No change

No change

4.

Puma Long Sleeve Round Neck

$22.95

$22.95

No change

No change

5.

NBA Long Sleeve Round Neck

$17.95

$17.95

No change

No change

6.

Larry Levine

$24.95

$24.95

No change

No change

7.

Towels

$16.95

$16.95

No change

No change

8.

Leidiao Ladies Top

$14.95

$13.95

 

Dec  by $1

Dec by 7%

$25 for 2

Not applicable

Not applicable

9.

Shafie Hand Bag

$29.95

$26.95

Dec by $3

Dec by 10%

10.

Meggie Ladies Skirt

$24.95

$24.95

No change

No change

11.

Glorgio Armani Bula Shirt

$16.95

$15.95

 

Dec by $1

Dec by 6%

$28 for 2

Not applicable

Not applicable

12.

Pacific Blue Mens Shorts

$19.95

$19.95

No change

No change

13.

Scorpion Mens Jeans

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

14.

Max Ladies Top

$24.95

$24.95

No change

No change

15.

Jokko Wear Mens Shorts

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

16.

Adfrboroemb & Fitch Shorts

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

17.

Neiling Ladies Top

$16.95

$16.95

No change

No change

18.

Elementz Ladies Top

$19.95

$15.95 each

 

Dec by $4

Dec by 20%

$28 for 2

Not applicable

Not applicable

Only 6 items where prices decreased during the Suva on Sale; Nike and Addidas t-shirt decreased by $1(5% decrease), Leidiao ladies Top decreased by $1(7% decrease), Shafie handbag decreased by $3 (10% decrease), Glorgio Armani Bula Shirt decreased by $1 (6% decrease) and Elementz Ladies Top decreased by $4 (20% decrease). 

Certain items such as Elementz ladies top, Glorgio Armani Bula Shirt were being sold for 2  at $28, Nike & Addidas T-Shirt were being sold for 2 at $30 while Leidiao Ladies Top was being sold for 2 at $25.  All these were only sold before the Suva on Sale and not during the Sale.  While 12 items prices remained the same from before and during the Suva on Sale. 

5)      S. Nagindas

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Hot Ocean Mens Long Jeans

$80 for 2

$80 for 2

No change

No change

2.

Just Jeans Long Jeans

$49 for 2

$49 for 2

No change

No change

3.

Hot Ocean Long Jeans

$70 for 2

$70 for 2

No change

No change

4.

Royal Knight Long Pants

$32.95

$32.95

No change

No change

5.

Wood Green

$42.95

$42.95

No change

No change

6.

Hot Ocean Track Pants

$35.95

$35.95

No change

No change

7.

Hot Ocean Mens Shorts

$40 for 2

$39 each

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $39

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $39

8.

Krass Mens Shorts

$40 for 2

$39 each

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $39

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $39

9.

Zombie Mens Shorts

$40 for 2

$39 each

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $39

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $39

10.

Cloud Break Mens Shorts

$49 for 2

Same

No change

No change

11.

Hilltop Shirts- Plain

$19.95

$14-95 each

Dec by $5

Dec by 25%

$30 for 2

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

12.

Cloud Break  Round Neck

$35 for 2

$14.95 each

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $14.95

Item is now being charged at its normal price of $14.95

13.

Hot Ocean Round Neck

$30 for 2

$30 for 2

No change

No change

14.

O’Neil T-Shirt

$30 for 2

$30 for 2

No change

No change

15.

Cloud Break T-Shirt

$19.95

$19.95

No change

No change

16.

Krass T-Shirt

$32.95

$32.95

No change

No change

17.

Hot Ocean T-Shirt

$32.95

$32.95

No change

No change

18.

Zombie Shirts

$37.95

$37.95

No change

No change

Out of the 18items surveyed before and during the Suva 12 items prices remained the same before and during the Suva on Sale.  Only the price of Hilltop Shirts (plain) decreased by $5(25% decrease). The prices of items such as Hot Ocean, Krass and Zombie Mens Shorts are now being priced at its normal price instead of being priced at 2 for $40 before the Suva on Sale. 

6)      Uro Fashions

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Kids Jersey

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

2.

Fiji Rugby Ladies Top

$15.95

$15.95

No change

No change

3.

Fiji Bitter Round Neck

$25.95

$25.95

No change

No change

4.

DYQ Jeans

$39.95

$39.95

No change

No change

5.

Fiji Rugby Jerseys

$49.95

$49.95

No change

No change

6.

CKM Dresses

$69.95

$69.95

No change

No change

7.

Elegant Ladies Top

$59.95

$59.95

No change

No change

8.

Caroline Morgan

$69.95

$69.95

No change

No change

9.

Face To Face Ladies Long Pants

$49.95

$49.95

No change

No change

10.

Sulu

$15. 95

$15. 95

No change

No change

$25 for 2

$25 for 2

No change

No change

11.

Parsnmina Scarf

$15.99

$15.99

No change

No change

$30 for 2

$30 for 2

No change

No change

12.

Luxx Ladies Top

$39.95

$39.95

No change

No change

13.

Hand Bags

$25

$25

No change

No change

No change in prices for the 13items surveyed before and during the Suva on Sale. 

7)      Hot Gossip

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Wyndham Ladies Top

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

2.

Briecomm Ladies  Top

$59.95

$59.95

No change

No change

3.

Miss Anne Ladies Long Pants

$29

$29

No change

No change

4.

x.o.x.o.x.o  Ladies Top

$29

$29

No change

No change

5.

Face To Face Ladies Pants`

$59

$59

No change

No change

6.

Into Fashion Long Skirt

$19.95

$19.95

No change

No change

7.

Rosaxa

$49.95

$49.95

No change

No change

8.

Miss Anne Long Skirt

$69.95

$69.95

No change

No change

9.

Maxley Short skirt

$49

$49

No change

No change

10.

Filo Ladies Top

$49.95

$39

Dec by $10.95

Dec by 22%

11.

CKM Ladies Warm Jacket

$49.95

$39

Dec by $10.95

Dec by 22%

12.

Sisco Ladies Jacket

$59.95

$39

Dec by $20.95

Dec by 35%

Out of the 12items surveyed before and during the Suva on Sale only 3 items prices decreased while 9items prices remained the same. 

8)      Nu Look

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1.

Body Trend Short Skirt -5034

$22

$22

No change

No change

2.

Body Trend Short Skirt –BF1432

$25

$25

No change

No change

3.

Body Trend Ladies Top

$29-95

$29-95

No change

No change

4.

Nu- Look Ladies Top

$20

$20

No change

No change

5.

Nu-Look Ladies Top

$18

$18

No change

No change

6.

Body Trend Ladies Long Sleeve Ladies Top

$15

$15

No change

No change

7.

Body Trend Long Skirt- BF1342/A

$27

$27

No change

No change

8.

Body Trend Long Skirt

$24

$24

No change

No change

9.

Body Trend Tops

$12

$12

No change

No change

10.

Body Trend Ladies Top-BF/1286/A

$15

$15

No change

No change

11.

Body Trend Ladies Top-AF-5588

$15

$15

No change

No change

12.

Body Trend Ladies Bula Top

$20

$20

No change

No change

13.

LA Teen Dress

$15

$15

No change

No change

14.

Platinum Casual Dress-90332

$29

$29

No change

No change

15.

Nu Look Dress- 0-0372

$25

$25

No change

No change

16.

Stretch Ladies Jeans

$28

$28

No change

No change

17.

Da-Moda Ladies Long Sleeve Top

$10

$10

No change

No change

18.

LA Teen Dress- 0-0355

$18

$18

No change

No change

19.

Body Trend Dress

$25

$25

No change

No change

20.

Body Trend Ladies Top

$20

$20

No change

No change

21.

Platinum Casual Dress-90289

$24

$24

No change

No change

No change in prices for the 21items surveyed before and during the Suva on Sale. 

9)      SISI FASHIONS

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1

MENS LEE PANTS

$29.95 (for 2pairs)

$22.95 (for 2 pairs)

Dec by $7

Dec by 23%

2

MENS SULU  WITH POCKETS

$25.95

$25.95

No change

No change

3

CARGO PANTS

$35 (for 2pairs)

$35 (for  2 pairs)

No change

No change

4

LADIES LOWER CUT TOPS

$ 15

$10

Dec by $5

Dec by 33%

5

MENS BULA –SHIRTS

$ 15

$15

No change

No change

6

LADIES JEANS

$ 35

$35.95

Inc by $0.95

Inc by 3%

7

LADIES STONE WASH LONG JEANS

$ 45 (for 2pairs)

$45 (for 2 pairs)

No change

No change

8

KIDS MATCHING SKIRT AND PANTS

$25

$20

Dec by $5

Dec by 20%

9

MENS SHIRT

$10

$10

No change

No change

10

KIDS SUPERMAN T-SHIRT WITH MATCHING PANTS

$ 7.95

$7

Dec by $0.95

Dec by 12%

11

LADIES TANK TOPS

$4

$4

No change

No change

Out of the 11items surveyed  only 4 items prices decreased during the Suva on Sale; Mens Lee pants decreased by $7(23% decrease), Ladies lower cut tops decreased by $5(33% decrease), Kids matching skirt & pants decreased by $5(20% decrease) and Kids superman t-shirt with matching pants decreased by $0.95(12% decrease).  6items prices remained the same during the Suva on Sale while only the price of Ladies Jeans increased by $0.95(3% increase).

10)  JAYS JAYS TRADERS

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1

COMFY TIGHTS (UNISEX)

$15

$10

Dec by $5

Dec by 33%

2

PARKLINE SHIRT FOR MENS

$4.95

$4.95

No change

No change

3

SUPER 14 JERSEY

$29.95

$29.95

No change

No change

4

BULA SHIRT

$20 (for 2pairs)

$20 (for 2pairs)

No change

No change

5

MENS LEE JEANS

$45

$40 each

Dec by $5

Dec by 11%

6

INTERNATIONAL TRENDSETTER  SHIRTS FOR MENS

$ 24.95

$24.95

No change

No change

7

MENS COLOR T-SHIRT

$15

$10

Dec by $5

Dec by 33%

8

MENS CUT SHIRT

$10

$ 10

No change

No change

9

FIJI BITTER T-SHIRTS

$15

$15

No change

No change

Out of the 9items surveyed before and during the Suva on Sale, 6items prices remained the same while the prices of only 3items decreased: Comfy tights(unisex) and Mens color t-shirt decreased by $5(33% decrease and Mens lee jeans decreased by $5(11% decrease). 

11)       CK ESY BUY

No.

Items

Pre Cost/Each

(01/10/10)

Post Cost/Each

(04/10/10)

∆ in $

% ∆ in $

1

MENS BULA SHIRT

$10

$8

Dec by $2

Dec by 20%

2

PLAIN SHIRT

$5

$5

No change

No change

3

SULU JABA WITH SLEEVE

$20

$22

Inc by $2

Inc by 10%

4

SULU JABA WITHOUT SLEEVE

$20

$22

Inc by $2

Inc by 10%

5

BATH TOWELS

$10

$9.00

Dec by $1

Dec by 10%

6

MENS CARGO PANTS

$15

$10.00

Dec by $5

Dec by 33%

Out of the 6items surveyed before and during the Suva on Sale, 3 items prices decreased; Mens bula shirt decreased by $2(20% decrease), Bath towels decreased by $1(10% decrease) and Mens cargo pants decreased by $5(33% decrease),while the prices of Sulu jaba with and without sleeve prices increased by $2(10% increase.  Only the price of Plain shirt remained the same. 

OVERALL OBSERVATIONS:

Majority of the items sold during the Suva on Sale are charged at the same prices before the sale started.  This was proven by the Council’s Pre-Suva on Sale on 1st October 2010 and the post-Suva on Sale on 4th October 2010. 

The so-called “Sale” tag is thus misleading and consumers have been duped into believing that they will get bargains.

Also noted that items that were on special prices during the pre-Suva on Sale survey are not sold during the Suva on Sale and only a handful of items prices decreased during the Suva on Sale.