Tag: pricing tricks

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 […]

Why discounts are bad for energy customers | The Sydney Morning Herald

Why discounts are bad for energy customers | The Sydney Morning Herald

The ACCC’s final report is due mid-year, so I look forward to seeing how they tackle the discounting issue. In the meantime, Victoria has already moved to increase the transparency around energy bills, vowing to force retailers to spell out the dollar cost of offers, the dollar cost of not meeting conditions of discounts, and […]

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, […]

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 […]

Action News Investigation: Stores offering ‘Bogus Bargains?’ | 6abc.com

Action News Investigation: Stores offering ‘Bogus Bargains?’ | 6abc.com

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Stores are always advertising sales, but are they really offering you a great deal? As it turns out, a nearly year-long test has found potentially disturbing pricing policies at more than a dozen national retailers. Checkbook Magazine found that, too often, sale prices aren’t offering you special savings at all. Instead, they’re […]

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

The decoy effect describes what happens when, while choosing between two items, a third item is introduced that causes you to switch your preference between the first two items. A few weeks ago, I was at a clothing store trying to decide between two shirts. I liked the way one shirt fit, but I liked […]

A Better Way to Disrupt Health Care | Bloomberg

A Better Way to Disrupt Health Care | Bloomberg

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase say they’re putting their heads together to make health care better and less expensive for their employees. Just possibly, it’s a partnership that could disrupt the U.S. health-care system — in a good way. The market value of insurance companies and pharmacy-benefit managers dropped on the announcement, a sign […]