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87% of Black Friday prices aren’t the cheapest of the year, Which? reveals | Which?

87% of Black Friday prices aren’t the cheapest of the year, Which? reveals | Which?

That Black Friday discount may look like a good deal, but our year-long investigation has found that you could get a better bargain if you’re willing to wait. We tracked product prices for 12 months, and found that 87% were the same price or cheaper than their Black Friday price at other times of year. […]

Is this the end of unexpected car rental surcharges? | The Washington Post

Is this the end of unexpected car rental surcharges? | The Washington Post

More than 40 states levied a charge on short-term rental cars, according to a 2015 survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Among states that tax car rentals, the rates were as much as Maryland’s 11.5 percent. But not all the fees are outside a rental company’s control. Julie Codrington, a computer technician from […]

Five misleading pricing tactics to avoid in sales | Which? News

Five misleading pricing tactics to avoid in sales | Which? News

At what point does an advert stop being tempting and start being misleading? The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) knows better than most – in the last year alone it has ruled that 7,099 ads should be amended or withdrawn, 88% of which were online. Today, the regulator announced a new five-year strategy with a focus […]

Agreements And Algorithms Can Add Up To Antitrust Liability – Anti-trust/Competition Law | Mondaq

Agreements And Algorithms Can Add Up To Antitrust Liability – Anti-trust/Competition Law | Mondaq

Last week in a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Makan Delrahim announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is pursuing criminal charges against competitors who allegedly engaged in a price-fixing scheme facilitated by the use of search algorithms. While he did not reveal further […]

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices |  CNW

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices | CNW

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with a fourth car rental company, Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd., to address what the Bureau views as misleading representations. As part of the agreement, Discount will review its practices to ensure they comply with the law, and will pay a $700,000 […]

Businesses fined for selling goods above MRP, not displaying prices | Borneo Bulletin Online

Businesses fined for selling goods above MRP, not displaying prices | Borneo Bulletin Online

TWO businesses were each issued a compound fine of BND500 for selling price-controlled goods above their maximum retail price (MRP), including cooking oil, formulated powdered milk, and rice, while another two businesses were issued warning notices for not displaying price tags during an inspection. The inspection was conducted in Kampong Tanjung Bunut and Sengkurong by […]

PhRMA lawsuit against drug pricing transparency dismissed | State of Reform

PhRMA lawsuit against drug pricing transparency dismissed | State of Reform

On Thursday a US District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by PhRMA that challenged the constitutionality of SB 17, the drug pricing transparency law passed last year by the California Legislature. The law, which was introduced by Senator Ed Hernandez, requires prescription drug companies to provide 60 day advance notice and explanation for any […]

“What the Fee?!” Consumer Reports sheds light on hidden cable costs | WCNC

“What the Fee?!” Consumer Reports sheds light on hidden cable costs | WCNC

A new program called “What the Fee?!” by Consumer Reports reveals extra costs attached to cable bills really make consumers mad. These costs are added after you’re locked into a contract — fees that the company somehow didn’t mention or were buried in the fine print. Consumer Reports received the largest number of complaints about […]

Time to Challenge Google Maps Pricing | ProgrammableWeb

Time to Challenge Google Maps Pricing | ProgrammableWeb

Polish developers Bartłomiej Owczarek and Tomasz Nawrocki of the pharmaceuticals locator service GdziePoLek.pl relied heavily on Google Maps. Their business points patients to the closest brick-and-mortar pharmacies stocking specific medicines, so they realized quickly that Google pricing of Maps was changing frequently. They found that Google raised its Maps Platform pricing 14 times, while decreasing […]

Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why | MarketWatch

Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why | MarketWatch

It’s an experience most of us have had when shopping in a store. You’re rifling through the sales rack in search of a bargain. You find a shirt and trying to decide if it’s worth buying, so you look at the original price. But if you’re shopping at a dishonest retailer, what’s on the price […]