On February 17th 2011, there were a lot of Phuket residents who went to buy cheap palm oil provided by the Office of Internal Trade Phuket. The oil was sold at 47 baht per bottle. Each resident could buy only 2 bottles of the oil.
Due to the shortage of palm oil, its price has increased greatly. Therefore, the Office of Internal Trade Phuket ordered 1,000 cases of oil (each case containing 12 bottles) to sell to people at a cheap price. The first 500 cases of oil were sold in front of the Office of Internal Trade Phuket on February 16th-17th and the rest of the oil was sold at the Super Cheap Store. There were 1,000 more cases of oil which arrived in Phuket on February 17th. This oil would be sold in the Office of Internal Trade Phuket, Super Cheap and Phuket Grocery Department store.