Saizen Philippines, popularly known in Japan as Daiso is now in the Philippines thanks to Robinsons Retail Corporation and Daiso Sangyo Inc., Japan.
So I’ve heard a lot of praises and comments about people being excited on going into Saizen. Sure, the store has a lot of cute stuff and “anik anik” that you’ve not seen anywhere. The price point at PHP85 here in the Philippines seems to be ok. But technically, 100yen is about PHP50.
No offense to people who run the store or the frequent buyers from Saizen. Me and my wife really do like the stuff there. I love these little gadgets and new things but let me just take the other side of the road for a moment.
I went to Saizen once and saw that a lot of items are cheap, BUT not all. I mean if you can find something there that is worth more than PHP85 outside, then that is a really good bargain. However, I think there are other items there that costs way below PHP85 outside Saizen.
If you really look into it, PHP850 will only buy you 10 items. Six items will already cost you PHP510. I bet some of these items will cost less in National Bookstore. Items such as ballpens, erasers, paste, glue, and some other stuff I believe would cost less in other stores. Ajay even shelled out PHP3,060 for her visit to Saizen (36 items).
Sponge for 85 pesos? shredded paper used for packaging for 85? Banana holder that looks like some hanky panky toy? I even found a foot scrub that says “Made in the Philippines”. It may probably cost less in a local hbc or some local beauty store or in SM.
Some items even can be found in the nearby American PHP66 store nearby. I bought a pack of 4 AA batteries for only PHP33 in the American Store.
So the big question is……
Which items are cheap and which items costs more?
Why don’t we put our collective thoughts together and figure this out. If you’ve bought something in Saizen that costs more than PHP85 pls post a comment about it below so we’ll have a database of “What is Cheap in Saizen“.
If you also bought something in Saizen which really costs less in another store, pls also post a comment so well have something like, “What’s expensive in Saizen“.