flowers in Dangwa

Philippines
May 17, 2010 2:57am CST
I want to trying to help in my brother's wedding and decided to look for cheaper flowers in Dangwa. It's a popular place in Manila where one can buy flowers in very low prices. I went there last week and I asked several stores for their prices. There's this one store that offered me a much lower price. The lady was also informative. She told me about how long the flowers would stay blooming and how to preserve it. She also told me that they are open 24 hours and that the delivery of flowers are usually during wednesdays and thursdays. I got her calling card and went home. I gave them a call and ordered the flowers yesterday. Everything was okay until this morning when a received a text from the flower shop when some adjustments in the prices. It pissed me off because we already had a deal, and I did not expect that it would change. Do you think I made the right decision to just cancel the order? Do you think I should go back there and negotiate again? I intend to go there tonight to look for another shop that would give me a good price...
4 responses
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
17 May 10
I think you did the right thing. It was a done deal and they should deliver the flowers at the price at which it was agreed upon. What happened is not your fault. But on second thought, it's would be OK to look for other suppliers and check the price they have to offer. If you find a shop that offers the same kind of flower with less than or similar to the current price you were able to get with your first supplier then you can go ahead and cancel the agreement. But if your current supplier still offers the cheaper price i think you can still haggle a little bit and come up with a price which you both can agree upon.
• Philippines
17 May 10
I appreciate your response. Yeah, I think I can still look for other suppliers. Maybe they can give me a better price, and I hope they won't change it once we're done with the deal.
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
I still think that you made a good decision in cancelling the order because the two of you had already agreed on the price when you inquired and ordered for the flowers. Even if they decide to increase the prices the next day/week (assuming that its a holiday the following day/week), the original price that you had agreed upon should still be the one to be charged to you. If ever there was a reasonable explanation for the said price increase (like a delivery charge or additional charges for the containers, etc.), these should have been made clear with you before the deal was closed.
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
18 May 10
prices of flowers in dangwa shoots up only when during festivities such as mother's day, valentine's day, christmas, new year, and especially these days where almost all churches in the philippines plays host to Alay Kay Maria, that everyday from May 1 up to the end of the month alay kay Maria is on going and Hermanas and Hermanas buy bunches of flowers to offer to Mama Mary. I think this is the reason why all of a sudden, they tells us that prices of flowers changed and has to adjust. well, you are right, you have to scout again for a better price and order your needs right there and then.
@Metatronik (5923)
• Pasay, Philippines
18 May 10
Actually both of it are right it is either you have to cancel your order or you can negotiate with them to prove your point but they if they are going to fight regarding the changes of prices then it is time for you to change for the decision. I also hate that kind of situation and that is actually sense of irresponsibility. There are still many stores in Dangwa that you can choose and of course far better from flowers compare to that store and of course the budget wise.