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Is it legal for a retailer to Manipulate the Recommended retail price on an object ?

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as per the title,,, i was looking at items in the sale at Feelunique, at midnight fri/sat, only to see they have gone up in value. but the discount remains the same, they have increased the RRP. Read More
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5m, 5d agoPosted 5 months, 5 days ago
as per the title,,, i was looking at items in the sale at Feelunique, at midnight fri/sat, only to see they have gone up in value. but the discount remains the same, they have increased the RRP.
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5m, 5d agoPosted 5 months, 5 days ago
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#1
Nothing wrong with it AFAIK.
You could object by buying elsewhere?
#2
dothedealnow
Nothing wrong with it AFAIK.
You could object by buying elsewhere?
i wont be buying out of principle, i didnt know if there was laws about changing RRP..i thought that was supposed to be a benchmark price to set all standard pricing by

Edited By: louise_barwell on Jan 15, 2017 19:25
#3
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#4
adamsxi
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cheers for that..:-)
#5
Drop the ASA a note or your local trading standards.
#6
Asda do it all the time as do Curry's. Curry's must be the best one. Let's say an item has an rrp of 199.99 but Curry's sell it all the time for 169.99. When they further discount it to say 99.99 they will say "save £100.00" but this isn't true because they had previously sold it at 169.99.

Some call it clever marketing. I call it misleading the consumer.
#7
thank you smart guy
#8
Smartguy1
Asda do it all the time as do Curry's. Curry's must be the best one. Let's say an item has an rrp of 199.99 but Curry's sell it all the time for 169.99. When they further discount it to say 99.99 they will say "save £100.00" but this isn't true because they had previously sold it at 169.99.

Some call it clever marketing. I call it misleading the consumer.


No they have to sell it at 199 , only in a few stores tho and for 28days I think it is
#9
deanos
Smartguy1
Asda do it all the time as do Curry's. Curry's must be the best one. Let's say an item has an rrp of 199.99 but Curry's sell it all the time for 169.99. When they further discount it to say 99.99 they will say "save £100.00" but this isn't true because they had previously sold it at 169.99.
Some call it clever marketing. I call it misleading the consumer.
No they have to sell it at 199 , only in a few stores tho and for 28days I think it is

I have seen them do it. It was an LG soundbar I was after last year. They had been selling it at £229.99. They knocked £50.00 off making it £179.99 and it said save £70.00. It will be because they only have to have one store selling it at the higher price of £249.99 which is the price it was everywhere else. Then it goes back up in price to £229.99 and it says save £20.00 which would be correct.

What needs to happen is each store should be made it say when it was at a higher price and when it was at a lower price. Argos go part way in doing this.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Jan 15, 2017 21:02
#10
louise_barwell
thank you smart guy

I would say that if just one store had it at a certain price they can manipulate prices how they want to a degree. An rrp can be anything the seller or manufacturer wants it to be. Look at Hilarys blinds with it's constant 50% off and DFS with their constant sales and can't remember which window company on the tv saying buy one get one free. It's all spheres in the scheme of things. What if I jus want one window or like in asda, buy two get one free. If it costs £1.50 for an item and I get 3 items for £3.00 then why can't I just have a single item for a quid. Its the same cost. Just give the consumer a break and give us the discount for a single item.
#11
RRP stands for recommended retail price so that shouldn't change. If it does it should be as a result of a manufacturer issuing new guidance.
#12
I think retailers should be made to list previous prices on the price stickers when they advertise reductions, so you'd have the new, current price in big numbers, then the previous three months or so below it in smaller numbers, listing any changes and dates. We can then see if it's gone up or down.
#13
Smartguy1
deanos
Smartguy1
Asda do it all the time as do Curry's. Curry's must be the best one. Let's say an item has an rrp of 199.99 but Curry's sell it all the time for 169.99. When they further discount it to say 99.99 they will say "save £100.00" but this isn't true because they had previously sold it at 169.99.
Some call it clever marketing. I call it misleading the consumer.
No they have to sell it at 199 , only in a few stores tho and for 28days I think it is
I have seen them do it. It was an LG soundbar I was after last year. They had been selling it at £229.99. They knocked £50.00 off making it £179.99 and it said save £70.00. It will be because they only have to have one store selling it at the higher price of £249.99 which is the price it was everywhere else. Then it goes back up in price to £229.99 and it says save £20.00 which would be correct.
What needs to happen is each store should be made it say when it was at a higher price and when it was at a lower price. Argos go part way in doing this.

they have to sell it at the full price in a certain number of stores, so out of all the currys stores only maybe 10 sold it at 199, but then they can use the was 199 price in all there stores, bit of a loophole
#14
im getting confused im not on about basic store price we know they can charge what they like...and then they pull out sale prices etc... im on about recommended retail price.which i thought was set by the manufacturer i was under the impression all retailers were given a specific retail price to benchmark from... from the manfacturer.. i understand them saying.it was 200 etc last week and now u save 50 this week.when the week before it might have been base price of say 180...
#15
does sound that site have been naughty,
#16
deanos
Smartguy1
Asda do it all the time as do Curry's. Curry's must be the best one. Let's say an item has an rrp of 199.99 but Curry's sell it all the time for 169.99. When they further discount it to say 99.99 they will say "save £100.00" but this isn't true because they had previously sold it at 169.99.
Some call it clever marketing. I call it misleading the consumer.
No they have to sell it at 199 , only in a few stores tho and for 28days I think it is
No they don't. RRP is different to SALE prices. RRP is set by the product manufacturers and a retailer can sell for over the RRP if they so choose.
#17
developers
RRP stands for recommended retail price so that shouldn't change. If it does it should be as a result of a manufacturer issuing new guidance.
You contradict yourself? As your second sentence suggests of course a RRP can change, the manufacturers generally offers a RRP - this can go up as well as down for a number of reasons.
#18
The clue is in the word - Recommended.

If a retailer wants to ignore that then they can, they'll still get sales from idiots that don't shop around.
#19
bynouk
The clue is in the word - Recommended.
If a retailer wants to ignore that then they can, they'll still get sales from idiots that don't shop around.

Yeah, I'm quite surprised that this baffles the OP.

Out of curiosity: are you aware of the RRP, OP? Does the site state what the RRP is, or does it just give the price?
#20
what baffles me is everyone is missing the point.. what they sell at is irrelevant here .. i am asking when they advertise a recommended retail price. that should be set as a benchmark for all retailers. all retailers can do whatever they choose for pricing whay im asking is can they make up their orn recommended retail pricr or not.

Edited By: louise_barwell on Jan 16, 2017 16:21: spell
#21
RossD89
bynouk
The clue is in the word - Recommended.
If a retailer wants to ignore that then they can, they'll still get sales from idiots that don't shop around.

Yeah, I'm quite surprised that this baffles the OP.

Out of curiosity: are you aware of the RRP, OP? Does the site state what the RRP is, or does it just give the price?


they advertised a rrp of £32.50 quid with 33%.on friday... today they advertise rrp of £38 today. what im saying is ....why have they changed the rrp?
#22
louise_barwell
what baffles me is everyone is missing the point.. what they sell at is irrelevant here .. i am asking when they advertise a recommended retail price. that should be set as a benchmark for all retailers. all retailers can do whatever they choose for pricing whay im asking is can they make up their orn recommended retail pricr or not.

Without further detail then this has been answered already.

The manufacturer sets the RRP, so no a retailer cannot alter that unless they are also the manufacturer.

Edited By: RossD89 on Jan 16, 2017 16:27
#23
ipswich78
developers
RRP stands for recommended retail price so that shouldn't change. If it does it should be as a result of a manufacturer issuing new guidance.
You contradict yourself? As your second sentence suggests of course a RRP can change, the manufacturers generally offers a RRP - this can go up as well as down for a number of reasons.
I don't think it's contradictory, I'm only pointing out the person who made the recommended price could amend it from time to time.
#24
developers
ipswich78
developers
RRP stands for recommended retail price so that shouldn't change. If it does it should be as a result of a manufacturer issuing new guidance.
You contradict yourself? As your second sentence suggests of course a RRP can change, the manufacturers generally offers a RRP - this can go up as well as down for a number of reasons.
I don't think it's contradictory, I'm only pointing out the person who made the recommended price could amend it from time to time.
Okay, just in the first sentence you state 'RRP stands for recommended retail price so that shouldn't change'.
#25
louise_barwell
RossD89
bynouk
The clue is in the word - Recommended.
If a retailer wants to ignore that then they can, they'll still get sales from idiots that don't shop around.
Yeah, I'm quite surprised that this baffles the OP.
Out of curiosity: are you aware of the RRP, OP? Does the site state what the RRP is, or does it just give the price?
they advertised a rrp of £32.50 quid with 33%.on friday... today they advertise rrp of £38 today. what im saying is ....why have they changed the rrp?
Get in touych through their chat, with a bit of luck, they'll give you a discount to reflect Friday rrp?
#26
its not been answered. my question is. is it illegal .
#27
isn't rrp a guideline as some retailers like very list the rrp for items higher then elsewhere i don't think its illegal as up to retailer to sell at whatever price they want unless manufacturer enforced.
#28
louise_barwell
its not been answered. my question is. is it illegal .


Very few real lawyers, retailers or advertising experts on here. As I suggested many posts ago, speak to your local Trading Standards or the ASA and stop wasting your time here?
#29
louise_barwell
its not been answered. my question is. is it illegal .
No.

Edited By: ipswich78 on Jan 16, 2017 17:03
#30
dothedealnow
Nothing wrong with it AFAIK.
You could object by buying elsewhere?


No its not illegal.
#31
dothedealnow
louise_barwell
its not been answered. my question is. is it illegal .


Very few real lawyers, retailers or advertising experts on here. As I suggested many posts ago, speak to your local Trading Standards or the ASA and stop wasting your time here?


you dont need to be rude.if u have a problem wasting your time here go bother someone elses thread. as with anything if you dont like it jog on
#32
louise_barwell
dothedealnow
louise_barwell
its not been answered. my question is. is it illegal .
Very few real lawyers, retailers or advertising experts on here. As I suggested many posts ago, speak to your local Trading Standards or the ASA and stop wasting your time here?
you dont need to be rude.if u have a problem wasting your time here go bother someone elses thread. as with anything if you dont like it jog on
My dear lady, try and be the better person. If somebody upsets you or irritates you on a internet forum - just ignore them and move on. Life is too short for such trivial things.
#33
ipswich78
louise_barwell
dothedealnow
louise_barwell
its not been answered. my question is. is it illegal .
Very few real lawyers, retailers or advertising experts on here. As I suggested many posts ago, speak to your local Trading Standards or the ASA and stop wasting your time here?
you dont need to be rude.if u have a problem wasting your time here go bother someone elses thread. as with anything if you dont like it jog on
My dear lady, try and be the better person. If somebody upsets you or irritates you on a internet forum - just ignore them and move on. Life is too short for such trivial things.


im not annoyed at all.part of the course on here

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