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Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Fresh off its biggest Prime Day yet, the Whole Foods Market Inc. bid, and a slew of announcements including Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon.com Inc. was the subject of two investor calls Thursday that raised concerns that it is getting too big. In one case, hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass said government intervention could be imminent. “I am […]

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

As mentioned late yesterday, despite the enormous success of “Prime Day,” the continued expansion of product offerings and an all-time record stock price, Amazon.com Inc.  (AMZN) is likely to face its greatest existential threat from regulatory agencies and legislators in Washington, D.C., over the next year: “I am shorting Amazon today because I have learned […]

Amazon is still inflating discounts despite new name, Consumer Watchdog says | LA Times

Amazon is still inflating discounts despite new name, Consumer Watchdog says | LA Times

In a bid to promote its deals to consumers, Amazon.com Inc. started displaying current discounts compared to their historic price tags — a strategy that it calls the “was” price. The “was” price was introduced as the e-commerce giant faced legal challenges and mounting criticism for allegedly exaggerating discounts through its previous pricing strategy, which […]

Jet2holidays’ January campaign ruled misleading | TTG Media

Jet2holidays’ January campaign ruled misleading | TTG Media

Jet2holidays argued that its dynamic pricing model meant that prices fluctuated during the sale period. However, the ASA ruled that ‘despite having an appreciation of these price fluctuations, in the absence of further information about the basis of any savings claims made, consumers would be unable to have an informed understanding of whether or not […]

Baltimore sues companies in alleged water treatment chemical pricing conspiracy | Baltimore Sun

Baltimore sues companies in alleged water treatment chemical pricing conspiracy | Baltimore Sun

Baltimore sued 18 chemical manufacturers in federal court Monday, alleging that the city fell victim to a conspiracy designed to drive up the cost of the water treatment chemical alum over the course of a decade and a half. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 million in compensation. The FBI and federal prosecutors have been […]

Carpet firm rapped by advertising watchdog | Insider Media Ltd

Carpet firm rapped by advertising watchdog | Insider Media Ltd

A South Yorkshire carpet retailer has been rapped for a misleading advert over its pricing strategy. A radio ad for Wilsons Carpets heard in December 2016 stated “Our every-day low prices are always lower than anyone else, sale or no sale, any day of the year! That’s what we mean by our price guarantee.” However, […]

California Burlington Coat Factory Deceptive Pricing Class Action Settlement | Top Class Actions

California Burlington Coat Factory Deceptive Pricing Class Action Settlement | Top Class Actions

Burlington Coat Factory of California LLC has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it used deceptive “Compare” reference prices on price tags which led customers to believe they were receiving a bargain over the same merchandise sold at other retailers. If you purchased items from a Burlington Coat Factory store in California or […]

Is Your Business Unknowingly Engaged in Deceptive Pricing | NCR Silver

Is Your Business Unknowingly Engaged in Deceptive Pricing | NCR Silver

Making comparisons to former prices What the guidelines say: One of the most common ways to advertise discount pricing is to offer a discount based on your own pricing. That’s legitimate, as long as you do it honestly. The former price must be one that the product was actually sold to the public for, and […]

Two-thirds of EU travel websites mislead on prices: Commission | Reuters

Two-thirds of EU travel websites mislead on prices: Commission | Reuters

Two-thirds of travel booking websites provide misleading information on prices and so breached EU consumer protection rules, the European Commission said on Friday. In its survey of 352 online travel booking and comparison services, it found a third of the websites displayed initial prices which were not the final prices and in a fifth of […]

Outlets at Shanghai airports, Disneyland move to fair pricing | Easy Branches

Outlets at Shanghai airports, Disneyland move to fair pricing | Easy Branches

MORE than 60 chain stores and restaurants in Shanghai’s two airports and Disneyland on Wednesday vowed to keep prices on par with those in their other outlets in the city, following pressure from Shanghai’s price regulator. The Shanghai Development and Reform Commission said that it had received a great deal of consumer complaints that dining […]