Ecently I received the Game Stores specials paper in my news paper. To my surprise there was an amazing deal advertised on a tv. 2400000 it stated! Deal of the Week! My goodness! That amount for a TV that can almost cook you a meal! I MUST rush there and get it before I get the usual " sold out, out of stock, sorry you were too slow" . So off I went! I marched into Game, their specials paper clutched in my hand and stated " I'd like one of these please!" what happened next was completely typical of Game! The "gentleman" from whom I had enquired about this item smirked and said " this item is K24400000 not 2400000" . His attitude and ridiculing tone immediately put me on edge! " well!" I said, " do you know that a could take you to court for false advertising?" . To this he laughed out loud and Simply replied " take us! We are ready for small people like you!" now, perhaps I was wrong, perhaps not, but this statement enraged me ! How dare Game Stores allow its employees to treat and speak to its customers in such a manner. Personally I am sick and tired of Game as a whole! Without fail they manage to "misprint" prices in their specials paper frequently, so much so , that they have even had to put a disclaimer in the paper claiming that they are not liable for any "misprints" . I marched off to Game information desk and demanded to see a manager. Here I was met with skepticism , disdain, sarcasm n laughter. It seems that the insult and my indignation was hilarious to the supervisors and supposed manager there.
I am sick and tired of these foreign company's coming to Zambia and dumping their second hand rubbish here then charging us triple the price! All of them, Spar, Shoprite, Game, woolworths, Edgar's, the entire contingent! How many times have I peeled back the price tag to see that all they have done is add on three zeros the the south African price! How many times do we as Zambians have to be treated like fools! How many times do we have to pay the ridiculous prices these fat cats set, all because Zambia is a landlocked country? They claim the price hikes are due to tax , duty and transport? Please! Those costs are geat but they are not that great that we must just add three zeros to everything! Surely! Am I wrong? Am I misinformed? Am I to lay back and let these foreign "investors" charge me the earth for a small item, that I could get on Cairo road for an eighth of the price? Has Zambia really become a country that allows its people to suffer the bullying and pushing around by these foreign investors? Somewhere I heard that these big company's that come here get their first 5 years tax free ? Did I hear wrong? If not does that mean that they are charging us the earth and for their first 5 years they are making 150% profit? Why must we be eternally grateful that these company's have come here to give us more when really, all they are doing is taking away more! More money, more rights! All gone!Dear Zambia,