The ASA found that a recent OneDayOnly offer claiming a discount of 64% on Asics women’s Gel Kayano 19 running shoes was unfounded.
The Sunday Times also revealed that Groupon sold fake NutriBullet blender/extractors to clients in a recent promotion.
This raises the question as to whether local websites are providing online shoppers with accurate information, or whether some of the discounts are not as good as they appear to be.
MyBroadband looked at a few deals from prominent online shops – Takealot, Groupon, OneDayOnly, and Dion Wired – and compared the prices with standard prices from other retailers.
The infographics below show the results of the “discount tests”.