Consumers often don’t know how much they pay for discounted goods

(Partial report of 2nd quarter of 2014)

(Prague, August 18, 2014) Inspections of seasonal clearance sales and special offers keep the Czech Trade Inspection Authority busy all through the year because the Czech Republic is a phenomenon concerning sales as vendors try to keep attention of consumers during the entire year. However, not all of them act correctly and in compliance with law. In the 2nd quarter of 2014, inspectors inspected 667 workplaces and selling points that offered favourable prices within seasonal clearance sales or special offers. In 287 cases (43%) inspectors detected one or more violations of obligations stipulated in legal regulations. In the monitored period, the total of 247 fines amounting to almost 2.5 million CZK were lawfully imposed. “The most frequent breaches concerned failure to inform consumers about prices which is a very important information within the decision-making process. In several cases we also proved use of unfair commercial practices and therefore inspections of seasonal clearance sales and special offers would continue,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the CTIA.

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