The bargain shopping you have been doing at Winners may not exactly be the deals that they have been advertising.
A media investigation has revealed that the advertised “Compared at” prices may not be exact to that of other retailers. While one consumer was shopping for new pants, she thought that she was getting a deal at 60% off of the retail price, but noticed that the suggested price from the manufacturer was the same as the one advertised on the tag. This lead to the investigative report.
Among the items that were bought as samples, such as clothes, toys, perfume, etc., the investigators could not find the products at other stores that had the “Compare to” prices.
Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever: How To Shop in a Discounted World, has said that the “Compared at” prices resemble the deals in the USA that bargain stores try to pass off there.
“Absolutely zero. No trust at all in that ‘compare at’ price. That could have been plucked from thin air,” he says.
How much faith do you put into the sales tags that you see at bargain stores?
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