DTI: 'PM for price' against the law

DTI: 'PM for price' against the law

Updated on July 23 2024

It's not the key! Online sellers must always clearly indicate the prices of their goods in accordance with RA 7394, the Consumer Act of the Philippines

METRO MANILA, Updated June 22, 2022 – From small items all the way to used and repossessed cars, local sellers have a nasty habit of hiding their prices behind "PM for price" and "PM sent" responses.

But did you know it's actually against the law?

With the COVID-19 pandemic diverting the public to online shopping–and widespread price withholding–an office of the Department of Trade and Industry recently posted a reminder that online sellers not giving out vital information is actually an unlawful act as stated in Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.

They even accompanied it with a meme of how they felt about the practice, it's definitely relatable:

HINDI COOL ang PM SENT sa online selling! Gawing smooth ang iyong transaction kaya ilagay na ang presyo ng produktong...

Posted by DTI Sultan Kudarat on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

At Automart.PH, we believe not only in transparent and clear pricing but also take it a step further with our "honest pricing" approach. Automart.PH always provides the same deal for our thousands of high-quality used and repossessed cars: the lowest possible and fixed price. No markup, walang patong.

PM is still the key though, but that's to get in touch with our professionally trained advisers for your free one-on-one consultation.

Head over to https://automart.ph/ or you may also contact us at 0927-887-6400 for more information or to set up an appointment.