Is Everything5Pounds.com breaking trades description act?

Don't get me wrong, they still have some great bargains, but, the whole point of Everything5Pounds.com was that everything was, well, £5.  These days prices are all over the place, from £1.50 up to £15 and £20, so if everything on the website is not £5, is the name just misleading, or does it actually break the trades description act ?  I'm curious.  Any experts out there know the answer ?

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  • Kazblack0 said:
    Don't get me wrong, they still have some great bargains, but, the whole point of Everything5Pounds.com was that everything was, well, £5.  These days prices are all over the place, from £1.50 up to £15 and £20, so if everything on the website is not £5, is the name just misleading, or does it actually break the trades description act ?  I'm curious.  Any experts out there know the answer ?
    I when into Iceland and imagine the shock when found myself still in the UK!


    I had the same issue when I popped into Boots to get some footwear.
  • lincroft1710
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    What would you want them to do?

    Rebrand themselves as "Everything £5 Except Those Items With A Higher or Lower Price Tag"?

    It is just a name for a retail outlet, this particular company have now decided to sell items which no longer fit the precise description of its name.



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    edited 4 December 2023 at 5:24PM
    Kazblack0 said:
    Don't get me wrong, they still have some great bargains, but, the whole point of Everything5Pounds.com was that everything was, well, £5.  These days prices are all over the place, from £1.50 up to £15 and £20, so if everything on the website is not £5, is the name just misleading, or does it actually break the trades description act ?  I'm curious.  Any experts out there know the answer ?
    Ever visited "Poundland"? :smiley:
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    edited 4 December 2023 at 5:58PM
    Ozzig said:
    Kazblack0 said:
    Don't get me wrong, they still have some great bargains, but, the whole point of Everything5Pounds.com was that everything was, well, £5.  These days prices are all over the place, from £1.50 up to £15 and £20, so if everything on the website is not £5, is the name just misleading, or does it actually break the trades description act ?  I'm curious.  Any experts out there know the answer ?
    Ever visited "Poundland"? :smiley:
    Poundland was found to be breaching advertising standards by claiming everything was £1 when it was no longer the case.

    Whilst they haven't had to change their name, Poundland as name doesn't necessarily state everything is £1 where "Everything5Pounds" says, well everything is 5 pounds. 

    Edited to add, complain to the ASA if you feel the desire to OP :) 

    https://www.asa.org.uk/make-a-complaint.html
  • eskbanker
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    Alderbank said:
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    Home of the bum deal? ;)
  • eskbanker said:
    Alderbank said:
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    Home of the bum deal? ;)
    Or rock bottom prices.
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