Discounts – 3Q of 2015

(Continuous report of 3rd quarter 2015)

(Prague, November 30, 2015) In the 3rd quarter of 2015, CTIA officers inspected more than 850 points of sale of all kinds offering goods or services with discount or within special offers. 45% of vendors didn’t respect provisions of generally binding legal regulations. Most frequent breaches consisted of failure to inform consumer about prices and related incorrect billing which stood for almost a half of all detected flaws. The total amount of 298 fines lawfully imposed during the monitored period exceeded 3 million CZK. “We impose fines for detected flaws concerning special offers and clearance sales and we will keep doing so, but consumers can avoid damages to their consumer rights just by requiring proper information about prices of selected goods or services as well as checking whether particular prices are correctly billed. Most effective defence against these vendors’ practices is speaking up for your rights right on the spot,” advised Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

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