Would you boycott an item if the price was increased ?

@ronnyb (6125)
Jamaica
December 12, 2008 12:18pm CST
Where I am from, price increase are a frequent occurrence. Any action on the external market like increases in prices or shortage of a particular raw item gets passed down to the consumer. However, very few persons ever decide to boycott the item so this sort of wanton increase continues unabated. Would you take a stance in such a thing happens where you live?
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@suzzy3 (8399)
13 Dec 08
If I needed the item like bread then I would not boycott it but if it was something like new shoes and handbags then I would seriously consider the prospect of doing so.The trouble is if you boycott a certain item,it just rots away and some poor soul loses his job.It is usually the price of shipping or petrol prices that push up the cost and if you boycott,it will not make any difference,there are going to be so many things out of the reach of the working man soon and if you we cannot afford it we will just have to replace it with something else or go without.If someone is making a huge profit out of it that is the only thing that would make me boycott it because that is so unfair.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
13 Dec 08
I was thinking of boycotting with a view of sending a seriuos message that as consumers we want value for money.Also I am hoping that others can take a similar approach because if everyone adopts that approach then the seller of the item would have to reduce the prices especially if they run the risk of making srious losses whcich would result if the item rots.At that point Iam sure that the seller would consider taking reduced profit rather than loosing everything.Thank you for your response as always.