Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:25 UTC
Apple "Starting today, Walmart has dropped prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 and the iPhone 4S coming in at $47." I'm sure a 33% price cut right ahead of the holidays is totally normal for a product of which demand outstrips supply. Right?
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by tidux on Mon 17th Dec 2012 01:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

We have a similar law in the United States. That's called "bait and switch advertising," and it's blatantly illegal.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by puenktchen on Mon 17th Dec 2012 08:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

It's the normal way of operation for budget airlines, train tickets etc. all over the woirld. I guess legislation to prevent it wasn't very effective.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by shotsman on Mon 17th Dec 2012 09:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

That is why they use the four letter word

FROM

to get round these clauses. As long as they have one item at that price then they are ok to carry on with their ad campaigns.

Read the small print. An airline might say that the £5.00 return to airport that is miles from the real city is only available for one seat on a Friday at 05:00 outbound and returning that same day at 23:55.
They will also have measures to stop people buying two returns and only using one leg. That I think might be close to being illegal though.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by tidux on Mon 17th Dec 2012 10:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

The modern implementation can still screw you over if you don't read the fine print, but without that law, there wouldn't be any fine print in the first place. Partial success, I guess.

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