Friday, 22 Feb 2019

Strengthen dollar against rupiah make the electronic goods price increase


IllustrationIllustration - The strengthening of dollar exchange rate against rupiah that closed with the number IDR 14,395 on this day Thursday, July 5th, 2018. It is mentioned that this also affects the increasing prices of a number of goods needs such as electronic goods.

When carried out direct monitoring to traders in the city of Pekanbaru, with the strengthening of this dollar has not been influential on the addition of a number of electronic goods.

As disclosed electronics sellers who are on the Harapan Raya street, Pekanbaru city. "Currently, the value of rupiah weakened, or in other words the value of the dollar strengthened, but we have not raised a number of the sale price of our goods since yesterday to this day, or also during the celebration of Eid yesterday also we did not raise the price" said Mimi as a seller on Thursday, July 5th, 2018.

"If the actual increase has been going up since the beginning of the second quarter of yesterday, the price has risen around IDR 500 thousand to IDR 800 thousand" she said.

"Then during the celebration of Eid yesterday instead we lower the unit sales price for some kind of our goods" she said again.

"There are some price which still remain, but that depends on several brands only, while the goods are usually famous and well marketed like LG, Polytron, Panasonic, Sharp, and some others, their prices still the same" she explained.

"If for type like refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioner, the price is still same, while for Television the price even goes down" she continued.

"Currently sales are still like usual, there is no additional increase in sales, especially for purchases on credit, even none" she said.

"If seen, this is not because of the rise in the rupiah exchange rate against the dollar, but the people themselves are still holding back for shopping, and if the number of competitors such as the Mal, which specifically sells electronic goods, also does not affect our sales" she said .

"Some people know really, if the price of some of our electronic goods is still below the price placed by other sellers" she said.

"And in addition to refraining from shopping, the public may not have wanted to add units of electronics at home, as it often happens to our sales, or maybe while it can still be repaired or serviced, they will not buy new electronic stuff" she said.


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