OneDayOnly guilty of misleading price

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OneDayOnly guilty of misleading price

OneDayOnly has been found guilty of displaying misleading pricing by the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB).

The ARB made the ruling following a complaint from a shopper who stated that a deal on the site for a “Car Hands-Free Aux Audio Receiver” was a “false claim”.
 

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The ARB therefore agreed with the complainant that the pricing of the receiver was misleading. However, as the deal in question had expired, “no further steps” were necessary.
ARB should be allowed to fine.
 

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Saw this same this a few days ago when they had a "special" on the Philips Airfryer.

Sure their price was better than everyone else's but only by a real 7% or so, not whatever crazy discount they claimed.
 

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As much as these deal sites generally don't have actual deals, I find it quite problematic for the ARB to compare pricing from sites that ship from, or stock is located in, China/International locations with no actual offices in ZA.
 

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As much as these deal sites generally don't have actual deals, I find it quite problematic for the ARB to compare pricing from sites that ship from, or stock is located in, China/International locations with no actual offices in ZA.
So you find that problematic but don't find it problematic that onedayonly probably bought a bulk of these items from China at discounted prices and sold it for R149 each while misleading the public showing it retails for R400..... Come on those things sells for R37 each with shipping at R54 which makes the total R91 and includes duties import fees and courier to your door ANYWHERE in SA
 

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onedayonly probably bought a bulk of these items from China at discounted prices
Onedayonly don't buy.

All of the deals are individuals or businesses selling via it - and they take the commission.
 

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So you find that problematic but don't find it problematic that onedayonly probably bought a bulk of these items from China at discounted prices and sold it for R149 each while misleading the public showing it retails for R400..... Come on those things sells for R37 each with shipping at R54 which makes the total R91 and includes duties import fees and courier to your door ANYWHERE in SA
Yes and you can get a better deal on 99% of items offshore - my point wasn't whether One&Only has a dodgy business model but an advertising authority basing opinion on stores outside of SA's market.
 

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Onedayonly don't buy.

All of the deals are individuals or businesses selling via it - and they take the commission.
Where else are they going to get the stock from ?
 

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Don’t forget also these guys add a high shipping cost so those discounts suddenly get diluted.
 

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So you find that problematic but don't find it problematic that onedayonly probably bought a bulk of these items from China at discounted prices and sold it for R149 each while misleading the public showing it retails for R400..... Come on those things sells for R37 each with shipping at R54 which makes the total R91 and includes duties import fees and courier to your door ANYWHERE in SA

CAN WE PLEASE SHARE THOSE RELIABLE SITES FROM CHINA

We are tired of being screwed by the like of Takealot etc
 

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All they've managed to do is erode consumer's confidence in their and similar services. You can only fool people for so long.
 

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Sure their price was better than everyone else's but only by a real 7% or so, not whatever crazy discount they claimed.
And IMO that's OK to advertise. I don't understand why they sacrifice their reputation for the few that fall for the marketing.
 

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So? Anyone wanting to buy that product has access to the internet and can easily verify the claim.
If they are stupid enough to believe everything they read from a marketing company, they deserve to spend their money on stuff they don't need.
 
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