DTI shares saving tips on buying school-supplies

  • May 18, 2017
  • Elsha Marie B. Soriano

DAGUPAN CITY, May 18 (PIA) – As the school season draws near and students and parents alike are now preparing themselves back into school days, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its “Balik-Eskwela Program,” has shared some tips on how to save in buying school supplies and become a smart spender.

Provincial Director Peter Mangabat of DTI-Pangasinan advised all consumers to be vigilant and be economical when buying school needs to avoid inconvenience like making impulsive purchases during this year’s back-to-school season.

First, consumers should check for possible things to be reused or recycled before making a list of new items for school needs.

Second, buyers should set their budget and have a list of priorities to buy before going to business establishments and stick to the basic school needs and supplies to avoid making impulsive purchases.

Third, look for business firms that offer big discounts and freebies and usually conducts a “back-to-school sales.”

Mangabat added that under the “Balik-Eskwela Diskwento” program of DTI, some retailers, supermarkets, and malls in Pangasinan partnered with the agency to provide consumers school supplies at discounted prices up to 70 percent.

Fourth, the buying public should always be quality conscious not brand conscious. Before buying the item, always carefully check the product label to avoid purchasing school supplies that may contain toxic ingredients or hazardous substances.

Lastly, ask the retailers for possible remedies and warranty in case the products bought is defective.

Meanwhile, Mangabat warned all retailers in the province not to overprice their products and adhere to the set suggested retail prices to become more competitive and have a better sale.

He also encouraged the consumers to report complaints on labels and overpricing to DTI-Pangasinan Provincial Office located at the 2nd floor of Star Building, Arellano Street in Dagupan City or call at telephone numbers (075)-551-3183 or 529-6177 or email at R01pangasinan@dti.gov.ph. (JNPD/EMBS/PIA-1, Pangasinan)

 


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