Attractive offers, deceitful prices

(Interim report from second quarter of 2013)

(Prague, August 20, 2013) Before the start of the summer season both major and minor vendors traditionally try to attract consumers to purchase within special offers and seasonal clearance sales of winter and spring goods. Attractive offers can be found in almost every shop window and some even make the impression that offered goods is almost free-of-charge. However, the opposite is true as not only consumers but also inspectors of the CTIA have learned. “In the second quarter of 2013, in total 250 fines amounting to 4.7 million CZK were imposed for breaches detected within our inspection action. In almost half of the shops that offered discounted goods, obligations stipulated by the Act on Consumer Protection were violated. During more than 700 inspections, inadequacies were detected in 350 cases. Most frequently – in 202 cases goods were not marked properly with a price. Therefore, the consumer did not know how much exactly he would pay and, thus, purchases were not as favourable as they seemed,” Vladimír Velčovský, the Director General of the CTIA, said about the results of the inspections.

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