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Old 16th February 2015, 09:23 AM
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By the way CC I priced 2 batons today per ur post. They quoted 850 and another quoted 500 so I jewed to 250.
Vendor tries to sell me for triple the price but he comes down to an affordable price of 180 peso's for the Steel Baton.

Select Chinese stores usually situated in market area's sell the hand towels (6 peso's each), underwear, tools, led light bulbs, misc products, to many to list, like this baton and knives and the stuff is really cheap, don't let these vendors fool ya. These same spots sell the portable gas stoves, rice cookers, Standard brand and others for the best prices.

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Vendor tries to sell me for triple the price but he comes down to an affordable price of 180 peso's for the Steel Baton.

Select Chinese stores usually situated in market area's sell the hand towels (6 peso's each), underwear, tools, led light bulbs, misc products, to many to list, like this baton and knives and the stuff is really cheap, don't let these vendors fool ya. These same spots sell the portable gas stoves, rice cookers, Standard brand and others for the best prices.
I buy many items from ataw Chinese stores. I didn't buy the baton. Jewed to 250 and left
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I was recently told I needed a prescription, and I asked why - since we never needed one before. she said they always asked for a prescription (she and I both know that is a lie)... and then she said something about buying 1. I said 'no, I asked for 21' I know that once you start antibiotics you take for a full week.... and she sold me 21.
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Seems as if they are somewhat selective of which they require a prescription. Some of my Wife's Heart Meds are available without and some she has to have a prescription, also seems to vary at different stores within the same chain. Then it seems she can go to the local Mom&Pop and get anything. Baffling?

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I was recently told I needed a prescription, and I asked why - since we never needed one before. she said they always asked for a prescription (she and I both know that is a lie)... and then she said something about buying 1. I said 'no, I asked for 21' I know that once you start antibiotics you take for a full week.... and she sold me 21.
There's some sort of benefit in telling someone with money that they need to get a prescription the Doctors probably worked out some sort of commission with these pharmacy stands.

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There's some sort of benefit in telling someone with money that they need to get a prescription the Doctors probably worked out some sort of commission with these pharmacy stands.
Knowing a few doctors, including in PH, doctors frown on anti biotics being sold over the counter, due to development of resistance

I know one doctor who went on to describe how they have to give an extremely high dosage for a patient as the patient had developed severe resistance

So ... it's not about mafia ops ..

And how does the pharmacy know which doctor you will go to ? and what gives you will go to the same pharmacy ??

Also, knowing Philippines, A few Pharmacists, when stuck, will tell you to go to a doctor for prescription, for prescription drugs, instead of telling you that they forgot what's the OTC dose allowed et al ..

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I am glad I can get antibiotics OTC but they really should require a prescription. So many people here don't take it properly. But then again many in the US do the same. The prescription won't make them take the full course.

Here they let you buy part of a prescription at a time... prescribe 30 pills and they will sell you 5 or 10 and make a notation on the scrip that some was already given out... crazy place

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By the way CC I priced 2 batons today per ur post. They quoted 850 and another quoted 500 so I jewed to 250


I have been offered these batons for as much as 750 in the past but I found several locations at the local mall in Harrison Plaza, (Vito Cruz), they have them here everyday for a flat 200php and will easily go down to 150php...

Glad you found one for 250php...a fair price for some added security. I have even had my baton when I go to the Mall of Asia or to an Amusement Park called Star City and the guards have actually patted me down and found my Police Baton in my packet and have never said a word and just let me go on through.

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