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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 14th Jun 17, 5:25 PM
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    Currys rapped for 'Save £200' laptop ad which did not represent a genuine saving
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    Currys rapped for 'Save £200' laptop ad which did not represent a genuine saving 14th Jun 17 at 5:25 PM
    Currys PC World has been rebuked for a misleading advert which claimed customers could "save £200" despite being on offer at the lower price for many more days than its previous higher price....
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    • greatgimpo
    • By greatgimpo 14th Jun 17, 5:34 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:34 PM
    Currys PC World... the shop without principles.
    • MatthewAinsworth
    • By MatthewAinsworth 14th Jun 17, 5:39 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:39 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:39 PM
    Even compliance with current advertising standards isn't enough in my opinion to know what a genuine bargain is - often with supermarkets I find 2 different 'normal' prices for the same item at different times, or sometimes even when something is on offer it still isn't as good value as an own brand product that isn't on sale. Also price 'reductions' can be tiny sometimes and more pricy than unreduced own brands
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 15th Jun 17, 8:37 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:37 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:37 AM
    Argos sales .....often seen "laptop only £220 " and in smaller letters underneath "has previously been sold at £189"


    fudging round the legality of it all


    or the bespoke model laptop for each shop to make it hard to compare
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    • MatthewAinsworth
    • By MatthewAinsworth 15th Jun 17, 10:30 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:30 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:30 AM
    Only £220, not the sort of money you'd bother to pick up if it fell out your wallet
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 15th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
    I will say I did get a bargain of a laptop in a 'sale' at pc world.

    I ignored the saving figures as I knew the before sale price was high and just compared the sale price to similar laptops over recent times.

    But I do agree these things shouldn't happen as not everybody knows what they are looking at.
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