Discounts – 1Q 2016

(Continuous report of the first quarter of 2016)

(Prague, June 10, 2016) Discounts aren’t limited anyhow in the Czech market and are used by consumers all through the year. However, it is not always in compliance with applicable legal regulations, so the Czech Trade Inspection Authority pays increased attention to this field. In the first quarter of 2016, its officers detected flaws in almost 40% of 2,000 inspected workplaces when focusing on various special offers and seasonal clearance sales. In the evaluated period 500 fines amounting to CZK 4.3 million CZK came into force. “Most frequent flaw detected within the inspections was the failure to inform consumers about prices valid at the moment of the offer. This was connected with another delict consisting of incorrect billing. Numerous submissions from consumers contributed to the high ratio of findings. If consumers are suspicious of breaches of conditions of a particular purchase of particular discounted goods, it is necessary to send us a notification as soon as possible because after the special offer ends, any inspection is useless and it isn’t possible to prove any violation of law,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

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