They say that their pooches rely on those papers to use the potty, and the increase in prices will directly affect them.
Said Mr Tan Wee Wee:
“I bring ST to the loo because the paper is thick enough to last my session doing business. Then, my chihuahua uses it as a loo. It’s a good paper to have. But now that it’s more expensive, I might have to switch to TODAY even though it’s thinner.”
From March 1, The Straits Times will be sold at news-stands for S$1.10 a copy on weekdays and S$1.20 on Saturdays.
The Sunday Times will also be S$1.10.
This is an increase of 20 cents from current news-stand prices.
Some dog owners, however, feel that the increase is justified.
Said Mdm Chia Liao Bee:
“The next best alternative for my dog’s potty area is Scotts tissue, which would come up to 4 times the price. And I can’t use TODAY because it everytime I look at the red logo, I think it’s a blood stain and I panic. So it’s got to be ST. 10 cents more for peace of mind is worth it.”