Social media is a powerful tool that allows users to spread their message quickly. This also means that all good or bad news will spread like wildfire.
Recently, a motorcycle shop in Seberang Takir, Terengganu decided to name and shame those who defaulted their instalments by posting a whole list of borrowers and vehicle plate numbers.
The list contains more than 160 names of ‘debtors’ listed along with their model and amount of arrears.
Meanwhile, the motorcycle shop also made no effort to hide its disappointment.
“There are some of us who do not know how to appreciate when they were given a good opportunity.” it wrote in the comment section.
The Facebook post has since gone viral with many netizens expressing sympathy to the motorcycle shop and condemning those who disappear without paying up their instalments.
Netizens pointed out that the motorcycle shop had been very patient with these borrowers compared to typical financial institutions.
They added that debt is an obligation that needs to be fulfilled, whether in Islam or other religions.
Why do motorcycle shops provide financing?
According to Motor Mok Mung, not everyone who works can produce a payslip or a bank statement to borrow from banks or third-party financial institutions.
In addition, some applicants were unable to borrow due to their bad credit ratings.
Thus, they can only rely on dealer or ‘shop’ financing, which is a type of loan underwritten by a retailer for its customers. This makes financing quicker and more accessible for them.
However, they may not always get the best terms and conditions. Some buyers even claimed that dealerships are pushing customers to borrow because they make more money that way.
Ikut nasib gak la. Haritu sembang² dulu tak cakap pun nak beli cash. Pastu saja cakap urgent kalau boleh nak dapat motor harini. Sales tu terus bagitau ada ready stok. Pergi kat meja nak isi details baru bagitau nak beli cash 😂 dari senyum terus hilang senyum member tu 😂😂🤣 https://t.co/ZzLk3PK55k— Qusam Zainal (@queznl) June 21, 2022