The sale of Early Bird Friday has been more active than that of the last two years, and judging by the results of the inspections of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO), everything indicates that the stores had the special items that customers They went to buy and in sufficient quantities.
From 4:00 a.m. this Friday until 11:00 a.m., the inspectors had visited 67 businesses in the San Juan metropolitan area, and a total of 300 throughout the island, including mega-chains, as well as small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). ).
According to Hiram Torres Montalvo, the newly appointed DACO secretary, those 300 inspections produced a single fine until shortly before 11:00 a.m. It was not related to the sale of “Black Friday” items. It’s about the pharmacy chain Walgreens in San Patricio Plaza in Guaynabo that did not have the return and guarantee policies printed at the point of sale.
The second fine went to the Ahorro Muebles chain in the Ponce region for not complying with signage requirements. The fines for these businesses were $1,000 each, the secretary said.
“The ‘Black Friday’ Sale has been a success, and nothing irregular happened. I am extremely grateful to the DACO work team,” said the new head of the government agency.
Torres Montalvo participated in the tour of the inspectors in the San Juan area. He commented that among the stores he visited was Best Buy, and he was able to verify that the company had sufficient inventory.
Although this chain does not deliver to the island or publish a printed ‘shopper’, Best Buy “does honor United States prices in Puerto Rico,” said the appointed secretary.
He also visited the Pepe Ganga store on 65 Infantería Avenue. This local chain didn’t have an early bird sale, but they did have special Christmas items. Everything was in order there too, according to him.
Televisions were once again one of the items in greatest demand this Early Bird Fridayand on this occasion, there were sufficient quantities. “There was demand for televisions, but what we observed was that there was a greater supply.”
On the other hand, dozens of agency employees worked remotely this Friday to respond to consumer complaints or inquiries.
“Calls with confidences and complaints have come in,” said the secretary, without specifying how many or which region has been the most active. He also did not indicate what the most recurring complaints or inquiries have been.