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Shop Where It’s Cheap, Says Buksh

Shop Where It’s Cheap, Says Buksh
Mohammed Sahid Buksh shopping at Harvest Supermarket in Kinoya yesterday. Photos: Losalini Rasoqosoqo
June 12
10:08 2015

Grocery shopping is probably the last thing a man would want to involve himself with.

Most men leave the shopping for their wives or mothers to do although they may be financing the whole shopping trip.

However, there are some who prefer to do the shopping themselves.

Probably because they are sole breadwinners and they want to know exactly where the money they work hard for is spent wisely or some just love to accompany their wives.

Having a second opinion on the choices we make while shopping is also good.

Sun Shopper met up with 45-year-old Nakasi businessman, Mohammed Sahid Buksh at the newly-opened Harvest Supermarket in Kinoya, Nasinu yesterday.

Mr Buksh, although accompanying his wife, doesn’t miss out on a weekly shopping trip.

“I am always out shopping once a week and I come with my wife most of the time,” Mr Buksh said.

He said he usually visits supermarkets that have weekly specials.

“I can visit two to three supermarkets during my trip. While many may wonder the reason behind this, his reason was simple.

“I operate a shop in my area and that is why I need to stock up on my groceries at cheaper outlets because we need to profit too.”

And what helps him to find what is on special for the week is the newspaper specifically, the Fiji Sun.

“I make sure to buy the Fiji Sun every Wednesday and Thursday because that is when many supermarkets put out their advertisement,” Mr Buksh said.

“We will write down our shopping list from there and we take our time on Thursdays to go out and do our shopping. We close the shop for the day and return home by 3pm to re-open.”

“The best time to go out shopping is during the day because that is when we enjoy our shopping experience. Supermarkets are always empty so we take our time to get what we want.”

Mr Buksh revealed that apart from Harvest Supermarket, he would also visit MH and New World supermarkets because they also had a number of items that were on special.

“That is what we always do, we shop around. We visit supermarkets that we find to be really cheap.”

Mr Buksh said apart from buying groceries for their shop, they also use the trip to buy their groceries for home.


It was Mr Buksh’s first time at Harvest Supermarket and he said it was an enjoyable experience.

“I came here because the prices of items are so cheap but there is more to this place then the low prices,” he said.

“The supermarket is so spacious and it is very neat and tidy.

“They sell quality items as well so I recommend this supermarket to everyone. This is my first visit and one this for sure this is not going to be my last as well.”


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