Had to laugh at that one! He was using skin scales! They automatically weight heavy based on your skin colour. ESPECIALLY in Tekka Market! (I know, my wife is an Indian) When we go there I hide so she's not mistaken for either a maid working for an Ang Mo or married to one (either way, the skin scales are used!)macaroonie wrote:
this reminds me of the time i got conned buying a few tomatoes in little india- he weighed the tomatoes without ever looking at the scales, just stared at me and charged me $2 for about 2-3 small tomatoes...
We've encountered two agents like that. The first got us our first flat. So, when we had to move a new place, we asked him if he knew prospective places. The market at the time was not in our favor so we didn't take it against him if he didn't give us any options. At least he didn't set any expectations the second time 'round.beppi wrote:For the fee a property agent received in case a deal is closed, I would expect:
- Listening to requirements/preferences, suggestions which of these are realistic or difficult to meet in Singapore
- Shortlisting of places that meet them with prices, pictures and floorplan
- Viewing of only a few of these places which the prospective tenant is really interested in
Despite giving several agents a chance every of the five times I moved within Singapore over the years, I haven't found a reasonable one - and every single time the best deal, which we finally took, was from sources without an agent involved.kenchew wrote:If you're not comfortable with someone.
Just pass and move on.
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