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M’sian Parent Complains About RM1.1k Cost for 5 Children’s School Items, Gets Bashed for Buying Expensive Brand


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A Malaysian parent venting their frustration online on alleged rising prices of goods found the opposite reaction they were hoping for from netizens after social media users bashed them instead. 

Going viral online, a screenshot of the parent venting online in a social media post was reposted to X (formerly Twitter) by user @MaslinYna. As of the time of writing, the X post has been viewed over 293,000 times with 1,900 likes.


The parent complained about rising prices after spending over RM1.1k for their children’s school items

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In the post, the parent can be seen sharing a photo of a sales receipt for several items, mostly stationery, from a well-known brand, for a subtotal of RM597.30. 

The overlaid text of the photo reads,

“The price for several stationaries for 5 children. I’m crying guys, almost RM600, I almost fainted. Just now the school uniforms were over RM500, not including school shoes and bags.”

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Meanwhile, the caption of the post urged parents who have many children starting school to be patient because of the rising prices of goods.


Why buy expensive brands?

However, the complaint by the Malaysian parent was met with ire from netizens, with most of the comments bashing the parent for buying expensive brands for their children when they couldn’t afford them.

@MaslinaYna asserted,

“If you know you have many children, why did you buy the brand that is known to be expensive? And then complain about rising prices.”

“Actually, when you plan to have children, you should know that a lot of spendings are needed when they start school. So, please plan smartly.”

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In the replies, many Malaysians agree with @MaslinYa‘s take, with some criticising the parent for complaining about something that happened because of their own doing. 


There are many cheaper options out there

One commenter that the parent was purposefully seeking attention and that they should’ve adjusted their spending to the budget that they could afford. 

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The commenter added that there are many cheaper alternatives to purchase school items from businesses such as EcoShop, Shopee and others.

Another commenter echoed the same sentiment, saying that they should’ve bought from online shopping platforms Shopee and Lazada which offer vouchers and free shipping for cheaper prices.

She further asserted that the parent should’ve used technology to do some price comparisons and purchase the best option.

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So, what do you guys think of the whole situation? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.


Also read: M’sian Infuriated After Restaurant Delivers Tiny Portions for 40 Pax Family Dinner Despite High Prices

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