Tag: deceptive pricing

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

In order to have transparency, a draft version of the Price Calculation Sheets for the proposed revised price notifications, including wherever applicable, the Price to Retailer (PTR) and Moving Annual Turnover (MAT) values adopted for calculations, is uploaded on the website of NPPA for 10 clear working days to invite comments from the affected pharmaceutical […]

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare is often one of the most expensive and important purchases an individual can make. We often hear rumblings about cost and how we must become better consumers of healthcare. But how is that possible when we really don’t know how much things actually cost? When we go to the doctor for lab work or an x-ray, there […]

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus adverts offering fares “from £1” have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, saying “consumers should reasonably be able to expect to find seats at that price”, says iNews. The firm has admitted that on some coaches, only one seat is available at that price. “A new Aberystwyth to Birmingham service” trip with “from […]

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus adverts offering fares “from £1” have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, saying “consumers should reasonably be able to expect to find seats at that price”, says iNews. The firm has admitted that on some coaches, only one seat is available at that price. “A new Aberystwyth to Birmingham service” trip with “from […]

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

“It’s almost impossible for customers to obtain accurate interest rate comparisons without investing a great deal of time and effort,” Mr Sims told reporters in Sydney after the report’s release on Thursday. Mr Sims said banks were not competing to offer borrowers the best price, with the watchdog uncovering evidence decision makers were trying to […]

Consumers, Wine Seller Amend Contested Deal In Pricing Row | Law360

Consumers, Wine Seller Amend Contested Deal In Pricing Row | Law360

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 8:01 PM EDT) — Consumers and online wine purveyor Wines ‘Til Sold Out floated a revised settlement Monday that will see shoppers receive credits toward future purchases to resolve a New Jersey federal court action alleging misleading price advertising after their original class action deal spurred backlash from the federal government, […]

Dignity’s funeral prices differ by as much as double among its own branches | The Times

Dignity’s funeral prices differ by as much as double among its own branches | The Times

Branches at one of Britain’s biggest funeral providers are selling traditional funerals at more than double the price of outlets at the company’s other locations. Beyond, a price comparison website that has been analysing the costs of funerals offered by Dignity, found that its most expensive branch, in Glasgow, charged £5,300 for a “traditional” funeral, […]

Ticket resale sites face crackdown on ‘opaque and misleading’ pricing | Marketing Week

Ticket resale sites face crackdown on ‘opaque and misleading’ pricing | Marketing Week

Secondary ticketing operators including StubHub, Viagogo, Seatwave and Get Me In have said the will work with the ad regulator to crackdown on some of their advertising practices as the ad regulator responds to concerns about misleading pricing in the sector. The Advertising Standards Authority has concluded a formal investigation into the sector, finding that […]

ASA bans deceptive ticket pricing from StubHub, Viagogo and more | The Drum

ASA bans deceptive ticket pricing from StubHub, Viagogo and more | The Drum

The action, following concern from the likes of the Fanfair Alliance, looks to ensure that advertisers are upfront about booking and delivery fees at the end of the process, which can drastically affected pricing. Additionally, Viagogo specifically is banned from using ‘official site’ branding as it is a secondary seller. Its ‘100% Guarantee’ to venue […]

Is That Sale Really a Sale? | NECN

Is That Sale Really a Sale? | NECN

There’s nothing like getting a bargain, but a sale is not always a sale. Boston Consumers’ Checkbook recently tracked prices of big-ticket items sold at major retailers for 44 weeks and found what they call questionable pricing policies at most of the stores. Many of the sale prices, even those advertised as big savings, were […]