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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 […]

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 […]

Electricity pricing is confusing and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us | The Guardian

Electricity pricing is confusing and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us | The Guardian

The government has clearly decided that electricity prices is its key message for the next three years – and as a result the prime minister has ensured the policy debate will be biased towards climate change denial and will continue to treat Australians as idiots. When the prime minister let fly against Bill Shorten in […]

Apple piles on Qualcomm, files $1 billion lawsuit over chipset pricing and tactics | disruptive.asia

Apple piles on Qualcomm, files $1 billion lawsuit over chipset pricing and tactics | disruptive.asia

REUTERS – Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm on Friday, days after the US government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics for modem chips that connect phones to […]

Amazon Fined $1 Million for Misleading Customers on Savings Claims | Inc.com

Amazon Fined $1 Million for Misleading Customers on Savings Claims | Inc.com

Here’s how the online retail giant’s strategy backfired: Amazon had been showing a comparison of its own prices with higher retail prices it claimed were being charged by its competitors. After observing Blu-ray prices on Amazon.com’s Canadian website for two years, the Competition Bureau concluded that competitors’ retail prices were often misquoted. In some instances, […]

Earth City company ICP Medical pays $4 million to settle pricing, sourcing allegations | St. Louis Business Journal

Earth City company ICP Medical pays $4 million to settle pricing, sourcing allegations | St. Louis Business Journal

Government contractor ICP Medical, based in Earth City, Missouri, has signed a civil settlement agreement and paid $4 million to resolve allegations involving submittal of false claims for medical items to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). ICP allegedly made false disclosures to the VA and the […]

Is the UK’s ad police going after dynamic pricing? | Tnooz

Is the UK’s ad police going after dynamic pricing? | Tnooz

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints about “misleading prices” in adverts from Ryanair and lastminute.com, with the ruling on the latter potentially having implications for any OTA including dynamic real-time pricing in their digital marketing campaigns. The independent body received a complaint – just the one – from someone who saw an […]

5 unique money saving tips for 2017 | The Huffington Post

5 unique money saving tips for 2017 | The Huffington Post

2) Shop smarter on Amazon You may not know that Amazon has dynamic pricing that changes constantly. Prices just don’t change on a daily basis but as often as every fifteen minutes. While this doesn’t make much of a difference on low priced items, you should certainly be more cognizant on larger purchases. I recommend […]