The 2nd Offence: Misleading Omissions
ForwardEmail this page
Mommy Onion learnt from the newspaper that Apparel XX was having a huge sale and that the price of down jackets was cut down to HK$299. She was attracted by the appealing sale.
In Apparel XX, Mommy Onion saw a price board next to some down jackets stating “Clearance sale, down to HK$299,” and took one to the cash register for payment.
The cashier asked Mommy Onion for HK$599. Feeling puzzled, Mommy Onion pointed at the advertising banner above the rack and asked the cashier, “Isn’t it cut down to HK$299?”
The cashier explained, “Miss, you can only enjoy the discount with single purchase of over HK$500. Otherwise, the down jacket will be sold at the regular price.” Mommy Onion was extremely upset and ended up not buying anything.