Ben & Jerry Ice Cream RTMart Ripoff

Despite RT Mart advertising of 2 for 1 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream sale, during 2nd day of sale, Hsinchu RT Mart (near TsingHua) was selling at former prices - master price list in computer hadn’t been updated (nationally???) even by the 2nd day. How many people were ripped off?? But for my sharp wife, we would have lost NT 750. Response: Bu hao esa. Another example of Consumer Protection Deterrence Failure.

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Went to the one downtown (Nanya store), and picked one up. Some RT mart employee came running to tell me it’s buy one get one free… So I picked up another one, even though I don’t have the space in my freezer. Had to eat a whole tub afterwards. It was worth it though…

There’s always space in the freezer for ice cream.

That used to be the case, but now it filled with cat food…

That used to be the case, but now it filled with cat food…[/quote]

:eh: You are not putting the kibble in the fridge, are you?

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:eh: You are not putting the kibble in the fridge, are you?[/quote]

been given my cat frozen raw meat…

heard it helps cats get enough water.

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:eh: You are not putting the kibble in the fridge, are you?[/quote]

been given my cat frozen raw meat…

heard it helps cats get enough water.[/quote]

Yep, way healthier.

[quote=“Hakkason4”]Despite RT Mart advertising of 2 for 1 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream sale, during 2nd day of sale, Hsinchu RT Mart (near TsingHua) was selling at former prices - master price list in computer hadn’t been updated (nationally???) even by the 2nd day. How many people were ripped off?? But for my sharp wife, we would have lost NT 750. Response: Bu hao esa. Another example of Consumer Protection Deterrence Failure.
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(My apologies to all those wonderful off-topic Forumosans who changed the OP’s thread to a cat kibble thread. This is on topic, and for that I am so, so sorry.)

As of 10 years ago, when I moved to Taipei from Hsinchu, the RT-Marts island-wide were separately owned and would not acknowledge each other’s member cards.

The printed material in Taipei makes it clear that the sale prices are for RT-Marts #1 & #2 in Neihu and the one on Ba-De Rd. Other stores may have their own sales.

Again, I’m not current on the ownership model, but when I lived in Hsinchu there were 2 stores, with the second one having originally been a Ya-Tai (Asia Pacific, with an elephant logo). I had a Ya-Tai member card but one day was told AT THE CHECKOUT COUNTER that I needed to change my card or I couldn’t get the sale prices. I asked why they didn’t post a notice at the front door or mail me a notice and they shrugged. I then brought my shiny new Hsinchu RT-Mart card to Taipei where it was promptly rejected.

Thank you for the heads up on Ben & Jerry’s. Maybe, or maybe not, it can be found in Taipei.

Back in June, when summer just began, RT Mart and Wellcome had freezers filled with Ben & Jerry’s. I recall having a conversation about B&J at Wellcome last year with very few flavors and most were unpopular flavors in the US. This time around it was different. We had Chunky Monkeys, Phish Food, Cherry Gracia and all the B&J favorites. Last week, when the buy one get one free sale was on, there were only 3 flavors left on the shelves, blueberry, cookie dough, and a last tub of chocolate fudge brownie.

So it seems like these stores are only stocking B&J ice creams one or twice a year. If so we probably have to wait until next June to see any B&J’s again, at least for those of us outside of Taipei.