Retail chains BCC, Beter Bed and Expert, among others, are guilty of deception with fake offers, according to an investigation by the association.
With so-called ‘pre-prices’, shops sometimes suggest significant discounts, while the crossed-out ‘off-price’ has never been calculated. That is price deception and against the law, warns the organization. BCC, Beter Bed and Expert were not yet able to respond to the accusations of the Consumers’ Association.
The Consumers’ Association cites, among other things, an example of electronics store Expert, where there would be a fake discount on a television. This would be discounted from €1499 to €1199. In reality, the TV had been available for a lower price for some time.
For three months, the Consumers’ Association surveyed the prices of a hundred online stores every week. The number of shops with fake offers is decreasing. According to the Consumers’ Association survey, 16 out of 100 stores did not comply with the rules. Last year there were 39 out of 100.
The Consumers’ Association has presented the results to the shops. Some did not know that they had fake offers on the website. At other webshops it was a technical error or they were not aware of the rules of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM).
Some chains, such as Expert, were also mentioned in previous studies. No fake offers were found at Wehkamp, according to the Consumers’ Association, during this investigation. The Consumers’ Association will share the results of the investigation with the ACM.
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‘Fake offers at BCC, Beter Bed and Expert’ | Money
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