By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, May 25(CED) — We are in difficult times, please don’t increase the price too much.

I went to a supermarket nearby in St Eriksplan area. I found the Pak Choi was bad and decreased the price from 28 kronor to 14 kronor. I felt angry immediately. Why don’t you give the price from beginning just 15 kronor or 18 kronor? If so, I would have bought it. Several days ago when I saw it was 28 kronor for just two pieces of the vegetable, I thought it was too expensive. I didn’t buy and I found many others didn’t buy either.

Look at the Greenkål, the same. Just 200gram, it cost 24 kronor. If it were in winter, I would have bought it for 24 kronor because it was so green. But now it is almost summer time. Many other vegetables also come to the market. Many families maybe plant vegetables themselves. If you still have this price with so little content, people still feel it is expensive.

“Right we refuse to buy!” I said to myself in my heart silently.

Look at the broccoli, it already turned yellow and the price is 15 kronor each which is very small. Why don’t people buy them? Because it is relatively expensive! Because people’s salary didn’t increase, but the sellers quickly increased prices substantially!

I like to advice the owner of the supermarket, please decrease the price and earn a little less because we are in difficult times. If you insist on increasing the price, then no one really will buy them and in the end you have to throw them away, and that will be the loss not only for the customers, but also for you yourself. No one benefits from it.

You can say the farmers benefit from it. But it is not sustainable. Next time, you will not buy it from that farmer any more, because you didn’t earn money from the deal.

If you all lower the price a little bit, customers will be able to afford it and buy your fresh vegetables and by the way buy many other goods, then you will earn money in general. If you put the price too high on the fresh vegetables, and people can’t afford it. In the end, it becomes rotten and no one benefits from it. It is a loss for everybody, most seriously a loss for you yourself. So please don’t increase the price too much.

By Chinaeuropenet

Xuefei Chen Axelsson is an independent media person. She has been a journalist for 30 years. She studied English, International politics, and sustainable development. She has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and America, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and all the nordic countries including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Britain. She is good at talking with all kinds of people and exchange ideas and serves as a bridge between China and the world.

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