- Showing a PS4 and saying "Regular Price $399. Sale Price $399)
- Show a shoe horn for $11.99 and the reporter saying "You can get that at Dollarama"
- Saying if they do this next year they'll have to make some changes while chuckling
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Well, my company looked at the math. Our devices are designed with the US market in mind, and the plunging Canadian dollar has really put a damper on the discounts we can offer to Canadians. Our solution was to keep the MSRP the same but not discount the wholesale price heavily. That avoids pricing ourselves out of the market most of the year, but has the side effect of keeping our stuff out of the Black Friday blowout sales.jmatheson64 wrote: ↑I don't it isn't just amazon, its everywhere in Canada. Even Hot Deals has been sparse with anything crazy in the past few years. I can't remember seeing a Stooples YMMV thread in a long time. All the banking and cell phone signups have reworded their terms to fee-free cancellations. First world problems :P
Jul 16th, 2015 10:53 am
Yeah, they were pulling the old Canadian-Tire-Sales trick of artificially inflating the regular/list price of an item during a sale so they advertise higher "percentage-off" figures. I noticed many items that were 50 to 80% off on Amazon yesterday were really only between 10 to 25% off.
Jul 16th, 2015 11:27 am
Is that not illegal?Winkle wrote: ↑Some of their lightning deals were a sad, sad joke.
Kept my eye on the Fullmetal Alchemist box set when it became a lightning deal... their own regular price is $137.93, was hoping to see it go down to less than $70 except when it became a lightning deal the "regular price" magically jumped to $220 and the sale price was a pathetic $110 yet they were marking it as being 50% off.
Best part was they listed their own regular price directly above the lightning deal regular/sale price.
The other one I noticed was the Bosch two piece cordless drill kit, it became a lightning deal at 6pm I think last night for $199.99 except they were selling it for $159.99 right before.
Again, sale was huge joke.
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I highly doubt it.Beachdown wrote: ↑Is that not illegal?
False or misleading ordinary selling price representations
The false or misleading ordinary selling price provisions of the Competition Act are designed to ensure that when products are promoted at sale prices, consumers are not misled by reference to inflated regular prices.
The Act prohibits false or misleading representations to the public as to the ordinary selling price of a product, in any form whatsoever. Ordinary selling price is validated in one of two ways: either a substantial volume of the product was sold at that price or higher, within a reasonable amount of time (volume test); or the product was offered for sale, in good faith, for a substantial period of time at that price or a higher price (time test).
Jul 16th, 2015 2:34 pm
Right, what they're doing is not illegal because of technicalities but everyone knows what's up.UnCeo wrote: ↑I highly doubt it.
Amazon tends to describe things as having a "list" price (MSRP), not a regular price. Certain things, like the Fullmetal alchamist box set, are listed with a list price that the item never really sells for. It's really common for certain watch brands.
I haven't seen them inflate the MSRP for the purposes of this sale though.
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Rest of the world must think we're full of ***** after reading that.EdLeafs wrote: ↑Amazon Prime Day: shoppers buy 398 items every second...
Amazon also broke out the best-selling products in each country on Prime Day:
US: Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
UK: Lenovo FLEX 10 10.1-inch Multimode Touchscreen Notebook
Spain: SSD Drive
Japan: Green smoothie mix
Italy: Logitech keyboard
Germany: Croc sandals
France: Monopoly board game
Canada: Huggies nappies
Austria: Croc sandals
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/news ... econd.html