It’s Black Friday but spend wisely
Published On November 24, 2023 » 635 Views» By Times Reporter » Business, Columns
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IT is Black Friday once more today and shoppers are expected to go into a shopping frenzy as the result of the promotion by various business houses especially the chain-store supermarkets.
Some shops, like Fidelity in Lusaka, kick started the Black Friday as early as Wednesday indicating that the customers had indicated that they could not wait for Friday.
As the shoppers go about what they know best, however, they should be mindful that there is a month ahead and, therefore, they should spend wisely.
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As the rainy season sets in, traders and the general public should stop the business-as-usual attitude of not disposing of waste in bins and other designated areas to avoid disease outbreak.
TALKING SHOP has observed that in some cases even if the local authorities have provided refuge bins, the culture of indiscriminate dumping of waste seems to have become the norm.
There is a need to ensure that trading places are kept clean and the shoppers should play their role in ensuring that this happens

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Some fresh fish traders in Siavonga are reportedly tampering with their fish weighing scales to give wrong readings to customers to make a killing on the fish.
The traders mainly target visiting customers who do not have time to check the scales and are not aware of the trick.
Some people have ended up buying the fish at prices much higher than it is in their home towns and relevant authorities should to stop cheating by the involved marketeers.

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