Found 23rd Apr 2010
I was in TK Maxx earlier, and found some shoe's I really liked, they was £34.99 and a bandage elastic style, anyway they had a black electrical tape over the make for some reason, and just before purchasing I peeled it off, and they were primark shoe's!
Couldn't believe it! Are they allowed to do that? Had a quick google of the shoes, and instore primark they was selling for £18!
Just glad I didn't buy them now, got them on ebay!

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Why wouldn't they be allowed to do it?

Yes wait a few weeks and they will be discounted

One of the many reasons, apart from most of their stock being junk, that I never buy from there.

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Shengis;8442647

Why wouldn't they be allowed to do it?



Primark, and over the rrp?

Supermod

Would you say the same for Animal? Billabong et al?

*katie*;8442663

Primark, and over the rrp?



And? Afaik it's only M&S who exclusively sell their own products. The rest sell whatever crap they can source cheaply at whatever price they want. No law against it.

i would have taken the sticker off and then tried to scan/buy them with the primark one to see what happened!

Surely if they are charging over the rrp then that's not right

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tinkers;8442684

Surely if they are charging over the rrp then that's not right



Well that's what I thought, I would of bought them if they was equal to or less than primark prices :?

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wulshaz;8442682

i would have taken the sticker off and then tried to scan/buy them with … i would have taken the sticker off and then tried to scan/buy them with the primark one to see what happened!



With the primark sticker? I dont get it :thinking:

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magicjay1986;8442674

Would you say the same for Animal? Billabong et al?



erm no. . .

tinkers;8442684

Surely if they are charging over the rrp then that's not right



If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 you've got a choice to buy or not. There's nothing illegal in it.

tinkers;8442684

Surely if they are charging over the rrp then that's not right



I have found TKMaxx quite often state the RRP is more than the actual full (non-discounted) price when buying direct from the original retailer, it is really bad imo.

Supermod

*katie*;8442708

erm no. . .



...ok. That is your answer.

I think that morally it is wrong. I have never shopped there but I understand that the premise of the shop is discounted designer clobber. I think that the OP is right to feel aggrieved; I would also feel duped.

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diabeticguy;8442716

I think that morally it is wrong. I have never shopped there but I … I think that morally it is wrong. I have never shopped there but I understand that the premise of the shop is discounted designer clobber. I think that the OP is right to feel aggrieved; I would also feel duped.



Thank you, It's not the fact it's a primark item, just that primark has never sold shoes for £35 so bit silly they would try & do so, & cover up the make with tape, seemed a con!

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Shengis;8442712

If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 … If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 you've got a choice to buy or not. There's nothing illegal in it.



Its different - primark is known for being cheap, like tk maxx is known for discounts.
I don't think cola really counts when inflated in price, as it varies everywhere & people expect it to be priced higher at concerts/cinema etc whereas you wouldn't expect cheap primark shoes to be doubled in price!

They were probably going 2 reduce them and say save x amount of money.... the shop i work in does it all the time, bring in an item worth £40 sell it for a month at £80 and then reduce it to its true value (£40) with a half price message..

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kelly1987;8442754

They were probably going 2 reduce them and say save x amount of money.... … They were probably going 2 reduce them and say save x amount of money.... the shop i work in does it all the time, bring in an item worth £40 sell it for a month at £80 and then reduce it to its true value (£40) with a half price message..



So technically the customer either spends double or saves nothing? :w00t:

Supermod

*katie*;8442775

So technically the customer either spends double or saves nothing? :w00t:



The customer has the choice to purchase or not purchase. Therefore they are not spending double or "saving nothing".

*katie*;8442775

So technically the customer either spends double or saves nothing? :w00t:



Yes basically... but they think they are getting a great deal :thumbsup:

*katie*;8442749

Its different - primark is known for being cheap, like tk maxx is known … Its different - primark is known for being cheap, like tk maxx is known for discounts.I don't think cola really counts when inflated in price, as it varies everywhere & people expect it to be priced higher at concerts/cinema etc whereas you wouldn't expect cheap primark shoes to be doubled in price!



But it's PRICEMARKED at 59p so that's the RRP. Still up for sale at £2 though and legally.

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kelly1987;8442820

Yes basically... but they think they are getting a great deal :thumbsup:



lol funny in a way!

magicjay1986;8442818

The customer has the choice to purchase or not purchase. Therefore they … The customer has the choice to purchase or not purchase. Therefore they are not spending double or "saving nothing".



But technically according to RRP they are saving nothing or spending double...:thumbsup:
Shengis;8442822

But it's PRICEMARKED at 59p so that's the RRP. Still up for sale at £2 … But it's PRICEMARKED at 59p so that's the RRP. Still up for sale at £2 though and legally.



Still different, everyone expects that, you wouldn't expect to see a bottle of coke more expensive in a discount shop though would you? Which was my original point, however with shoes :thumbsup:

Is this allowed?



You've had your answer.

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Shengis;8442897

You've had your answer.



Ooo mardy

*katie*;8442907

Ooo mardy



Just stating a fact :lol:

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Shengis;8442925

Just stating a fact :lol:



Where? Thought I answered you, and you didn't reply, you went off track about coke, and I stated you wouldn't expect to see coke more expensive in a discount shop & I had no reply, I think my love that it's errrm 1-0 :w00t: (to me)

*katie*;8442934

Where? Thought I answered you, and you didn't reply, you went off track … Where? Thought I answered you, and you didn't reply, you went off track about coke, and I stated you wouldn't expect to see coke more expensive in a discount shop & I had no reply, I think my love that it's errrm 1-0 :-) (to me)



Maybe you wouldn't expect it, but it can and does happen if a shop can't get hold of straight stock. Btw, didn't realise this tread was about scoring points.......

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Shengis;8442944

Maybe you wouldn't expect it, but it can and does happen if a shop can't … Maybe you wouldn't expect it, but it can and does happen if a shop can't get hold of straight stock. Btw, didn't realise this tread was about scoring points.......



Nor me, I was having a laugh, I think it's funny! No discount shop I have ever been into has inflated the cost of coke! Anyway thanks for your help, and have a good night :thumbsup:

*katie*;8442950

have a good night :thumbsup:



And you ;-)

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Shengis;8442972

And you ;-)



:-D

Have I got this right?
You went out into the real world ( I hope you had someone to hold your hand, it must have been scary out there. ) and saw a pair of shoe's ( wtf is the apostrophe doing there? ) that were overpriced 'cos they were cheaper somewhere else.
You asked "Is this allowed?" but then went on to buy them from e-bay. ( Where presumably it is allowed. )

What am I missing here.
Is it only allowed when it suits you?

Jumpingphil;8443098

Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had … Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had someone to hold your hand, it must have been scary out there. ) and saw a pair of shoe's ( wtf is the apostrophe doing there? ) that were overpriced 'cos they were cheaper somewhere else.You asked "Is this allowed?" but then went on to buy them from e-bay. ( Where presumably it is allowed. )What am I missing here.Is it only allowed when it suits you?



:lol:

This seems to be a touchy subject for you

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Jumpingphil;8443098

Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had … Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had someone to hold your hand, it must have been scary out there. ) and saw a pair of shoe's ( wtf is the apostrophe doing there? ) that were overpriced 'cos they were cheaper somewhere else.You asked "Is this allowed?" but then went on to buy them from e-bay. ( Where presumably it is allowed. )What am I missing here.Is it only allowed when it suits you?



Lol your not usually this mean! :w00t:

Jumpingphil;8443098

Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had … Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had someone to hold your hand, it must have been scary out there. ) and saw a pair of shoe's ( wtf is the apostrophe doing there? ) that were overpriced 'cos they were cheaper somewhere else.You asked "Is this allowed?" but then went on to buy them from e-bay. ( Where presumably it is allowed. )What am I missing here.Is it only allowed when it suits you?



LOL

Shengis;8442712

If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 … If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 you've got a choice to buy or not. There's nothing illegal in it.



Are you sure about that? There are trading-standards laws regarding the advertised price of goods in retail outlets, and I would have thought that goods which were clearly labelled at a price *might* therefore be considered to be advertised at that price.... I might be wrong but it would seem unfair (certainly in the case of a shop where the buyer can see the label before purchasing, perhaps not a concert where the goods are not clearly displayed in advance...)

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Shengis;8443143

LOL



Even meaner than you was

jah128;8443146

Are you sure about that? There are trading-standards laws regarding the … Are you sure about that? There are trading-standards laws regarding the advertised price of goods in retail outlets, and I would have thought that goods which were clearly labelled at a price *might* therefore be considered to be advertised at that price.... I might be wrong but it would seem unfair (certainly in the case of a shop where the buyer can see the label before purchasing, perhaps not a concert where the goods are not clearly displayed in advance...)



Yeah it is legal, all down to the prominent price. If they chuck the price in one of those nasty dayglo stars its bigger than the price on the can. Obviously not a way to win regular customers.... :lol:

Remember, pricing is just an invitation to treat, they don't have to sell at any price.

Jumpingphil;8443098

Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had … Have I got this right?You went out into the real world ( I hope you had someone to hold your hand, it must have been scary out there. ) and saw a pair of shoe's ( wtf is the apostrophe doing there? ) that were overpriced 'cos they were cheaper somewhere else.You asked "Is this allowed?" but then went on to buy them from e-bay. ( Where presumably it is allowed. )What am I missing here.Is it only allowed when it suits you?



PHIL thats horrible! ur one of the nice guys on here as well u naughty boy!

and she NEVER went onto buy from ebay - u havent read the OP right !!

Shengis;8442712

If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 … If say you go to a concert and see a 59p pricemarked can of coke at £2 you've got a choice to buy or not. There's nothing illegal in it.



Shengis;8442822

But it's PRICEMARKED at 59p so that's the RRP. Still up for sale at £2 … But it's PRICEMARKED at 59p so that's the RRP. Still up for sale at £2 though and legally.



Shengis;8442944

Maybe you wouldn't expect it, but it can and does happen if a shop can't … Maybe you wouldn't expect it, but it can and does happen if a shop can't get hold of straight stock. Btw, didn't realise this tread was about scoring points.......



You shouldn't sell price marked products at higher than the price mark, it is not allowed, and if caught, you'll be in rouble.
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