found the following warning from another forum, juz beware!
I was at Suntec City when I saw some Taiwanese jelly/mochi being sold. While I am fully aware that the vendors in Chinatown are known to manipulate the spring balance, I thought the one at the podium is from Carrefore hence the chances of being cheated is discounted.
The jelly was sold at $1.80 per 100g or $18 per kilogramme.
I thought it was reasonable so I went to pick some. As there are 5 members in my family, I selected 5 piece per favour and picked a total of 35 pieces. When I passed it to the man weighing the jelly, I thought my bag of jelly weighed heavy - probably more than a kilo.
Then the guy told me to take 4 or 5 more pieces.
Another guy tend led me to a farther corner telling me I had not taken the most popular 'peach' favour. So I picked another 5 peach jelly.
After placing the 5 jelly into the bag, the man announced that I had bought 5 kg of jelly which totalled $90.
I was shocked. $90 for 40 pieces of jelly means each piece cost me $2.25. I told the man I would not want that much and they raised their voices to embarrass me. I told them I will take at most 2 kilograms.
Furious, he removed some from the bag and I saw flavours I did not take. then he announced that it was 2.5 kg was $45. Noting that the jelly he removed from the bag included flavours not picked by me, he argued that those were free jelly for me.
I declined and he told me to put the bag of jelly back into the display.
After walkiing one more round around the podium, I realised how the vendor operatated.
When a customer has selected some jelly, they will weigh them on the scale and ask the customer to go and choose a few more 'free' jelly. This is when the vendor will pick up a white bag of assorted jelly and add onto the ones picked by the customers.
Later, a Philips saleslady whom we bought a vacuum cleaner from at the same CNY fair told us that the vendor does not belong to Carrefore and that he had even wanted some customers to pay more than $120 for the jelly. I was not the first person to back off. The vendors talk loudly (and fiercely) to intimidate and embarrass the customers into paying for jelly they did not pick.
Having the experience, I thought I would just like to keep all bros/sis in AF aware of such a practice. Please do not be conned or put in an embarrassing position by such unscrupulous vendors.