Convenient Pricerise

  morddwyd 09:03 25 Dec 2011

Need a new radio and have been keeping an eye on the on-line price from a major retailer, and waiting to see what Santa might bring first.

Between 8.00am and 8.00pm yesterday the price suddenly shot up by £40.

What's the betting there'll be a massive reduction of around £40 just in time for the Boxing Day sale?

  The Kestrel 09:58 25 Dec 2011

Surely you are not being cynical about the pricing of sales items at our major retail outlets!!! LOL.

  Forum Editor 11:12 25 Dec 2011

The law states that a product must have been offered for sale at the higher price for at least a month prior to the 'sale' price being advertised.

  morddwyd 11:31 25 Dec 2011

But not necessarily on-line!

  spuds 17:18 25 Dec 2011

I have been watching some of Argos prices. Price reductions, yet literature states that price was lower previously?.

Now where's my yo-yo!.

  Zurdo 11:53 26 Dec 2011

I bought a food processor from Currys last week. £59.99 reduced from £149.99 they said. It's now £139.99 online!

  spuds 12:47 26 Dec 2011

Its been a very strange year with supposed price wars, because if you follow most of the commercial business's, their prices seem to be based on 'what they can convince the public its worth'.

We use re-chargeable 1/2/3 million candlepower lamps, and were seeking a possible replacement a month ago (cheaper to buy new unit, that a new re-chargeable lead acid/gel battery). Decided to look at Halfords prices and found that they had reduced the 1 million candlepowers from £14.99 to £9.99. Made a instore purchase last Friday, and the receipt states the item at £14.99 on special offer £9.99. When I checked the website on Friday, then phoned the local Halfords about stock, there was a query as to what the price was on the website.

Had we decided to purchase a (similar Silverline brand?) 1 million candlepower lamp from another source, we could have received that item for £8.49 delivery included. Didn't order the Silverline branded product, because I am having a few problems with that brand. Halfords would have been the better option for returns.

  Zurdo 16:13 26 Dec 2011

You're right there Buteman. They'd chopped the price so I used my loaf for once. Hope it doesn't turn out to be a turkey. Happy Christmas!

  Aitchbee 17:21 26 Dec 2011

In contrast, at my local Lidl today, I got a few genuine bargains. They had several BIG cardboard boxes dotted around the store - every item in the boxes was priced at £1.

Luckily because I have long arms, I could reach down to near the bottom and have a good rummage.

  Aitchbee 20:15 26 Dec 2011

...reminded me of some of my bird feeding stations...the birds with longer beaks get most of the 'freebies' :0]

  BRYNIT 21:53 26 Dec 2011


You are correct a product can be sold at a higher price for 28 days within the last 6 Months but the product must not have been offered at a different price between that 28 day period and the day when the reduced price is first offered.

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