Tag: deceptive pricing

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around | Modern Healthcare

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around | Modern Healthcare

The majority of healthcare consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, a new survey found, contradicting claims that consumers will shop around for the cheapest providers if they know the price before obtaining care. The survey, released this week by Accenture, reported that nearly half of consumers, 46%, seek price information to budget for […]

Comment: Price-fixing of bread would be hard to prove | Times Colonist

Comment: Price-fixing of bread would be hard to prove | Times Colonist

Demonstrating beyond a reasonable doubt that grocers are colluding to keep retail prices artificially high is almost impossible. Several attempts have been made in the past, with mixed results. Grocery stores carry on average more than 15,000 different products, and prices can be affected by an array of factors: commodity prices; energy and labour costs; […]

Amazon Offers New Discounts on Third-Party Sellers’ Goods | Fortune

Amazon Offers New Discounts on Third-Party Sellers’ Goods | Fortune

If you find more goods than usual on Amazon are discounted as the holiday season starts, that may not be because the sellers have chosen to cut their prices. Instead, as The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, Amazon itself has started briefly discounting certain items sold by sellers, by as much as 9%. This only […]

StubHub, Ticketmaster Under Investigation for Misleading UK Consumers | TicketNews

StubHub, Ticketmaster Under Investigation for Misleading UK Consumers | TicketNews

Findings show that 26% of tickets for comedian Jack Whitehall’s Eventim Apollo show ended up on these four secondary sites, as did 17% of tickets for Lady Gaga at the O2 Arena in London and 15% of tickets for the first night of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Upon the publication of […]

How Amazon can rip you off by changing prices 300 times | Daily Mail Online

How Amazon can rip you off by changing prices 300 times | Daily Mail Online

When Alexander Turney Stewart opened a brand new store in New York in the 1820s, he adopted a radical and original policy. All goods had a fixed price. No longer would salesmen size up the apparent wealth of a customer and see how much they could get away with charging. Rival retailers predicted the Irishman […]

Amazon could be contributing to consumer dissatisfaction | Ragtrader

Amazon could be contributing to consumer dissatisfaction | Ragtrader

Consumer sentiment continues to drift downwards while retail spending growth has picked up over the same time period, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics Retail Forecasts report. The report revealed that retail pricing continued to struggle in the face of improved volumes. Retail price growth was minimal, notching an increase of 1.0% over the […]

Asia media giants unite for ad share, Opinion News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

Asia media giants unite for ad share, Opinion News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

On the other hand, some publishers are concerned that collaboration among traditional competitors brings its own complications. In many ways, selling ad impressions is like operating an airline. Like air carriers, publishers deal in a product (online impressions) that is limited, perishable and variable in price. These characteristics make it possible to control inventory availability […]

Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, and Sears all sell the same furniture with different names and prices | Quartz

Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, and Sears all sell the same furniture with different names and prices | Quartz

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the free shipping and low prices offered […]

Ridesharing Program Under FBI Investigation | PYMNTS.com

Ridesharing Program Under FBI Investigation | PYMNTS.com

Uber is the focus of a federal investigation in New York as authorities determine whether the ridesharing company used software to interfere illegally with its competitors. The Wall Street Journal reported on the investigation, citing sources familiar with the process. The probe, led by the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) […]

Uber explains price hike during Merseyrail strike – and how you can get cheaper fares | Liverpool Echo

Uber explains price hike during Merseyrail strike – and how you can get cheaper fares | Liverpool Echo

Uber has explained why its prices surged this morning – after the ECHO discovered fares had gone up dramatically during the Merseyrail strike . We were quoted a price of up to £24 for a 4.3 mile journey – as Uber admitted its fares “were a lot higher” today, with rail services hit by strike […]