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    Why Britain is being ripped off.

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    Why Britain is being ripped off.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 26 Jun 2018, 12:49 pm

    The OFT's report into pricing scams shows how bad we are at making important financial choices, argues Alasdair Palmer.


    The Office of Fair Trading last week identified a number of ways in which retailers persuade us to buy things at higher prices than we would agree to, were we not bamboozled by the sales techniques.

    Most familiar is the hidden add-on: you are offered a wonderfully low price for a computer printer or an airline ticket. You hand over your money without realising that the price does not include printer cartridges, without which the printer cant print anything, or airport taxes, which if you dont pay you cant fly.

    The extras drive up the price: sometimes they can double it. In the case of printer cartridges, you have to keep buying them, and from the same firm, so that over the life of a printer, what you pay for cartridges can end up being more than 10 times the price of the printer itself.

    Had you known, you would not have bought that model. But you or rather I, given that Im speaking from experience here didnt check it out properly.

    The OFT also criticised the bait sale, where the stock of discounted items is so tiny that the deals that lured you to the shop are gone by the time you arrive.

    But, you go ahead and buy at the higher price anyway.

    Read more from Alasdair Palmer of The Telegraph HERE




    This may sound as if I am going over the same stuff all of the time, but I try hard to get different views from different people on this subject.

    Just click on the blue link above and read on..


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    Re: Why Britain is being ripped off.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11:38 am

    Yes, it must be difficult to find new postings on similar subjects every day.

    You do manage to give us a wide ranging look at the topics.
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    Re: Why Britain is being ripped off.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 11:33 am

    I try, I try Zathrus.

    I think that keeping these subjects active in our minds protects us from sleepwalking into trouble.


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    Re: Why Britain is being ripped off.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11:47 am

    We do take a lot for granted, including the sometimes-fact that the government watchdogs are protecting us as we go about our business.

    In many cases this is not the way that it is.
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    Re: Why Britain is being ripped off.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 01 Jul 2018, 11:19 am

    Yes Angie, only now and again do we hear of any of the watchdogs having a success.

    I wouldn't trust any of them to protect me, and that is why I work so hard to be just as fly as the "crooks and comic singers", ( to quote my old Irish Granny ), that I go about trying very hard to hoodwink us.


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