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Misleading RRP and hence misleading discounts

I have seen a number of sets with misleading RRPs listed on online sites, normally only by a relatively small percentage but LEGO City 4203 Excavator Transport is for sale from Amazon.co.uk currently at 52% off! However they have its RRP: £43.72 rather than the real £24.99!

WHSmith seem to do something similar although on a smaller scale with all their sets on the high-street.

While this may be legal in a strict sense of the word, surely it is misleading. Are there any other I need to watch out for?

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,709
    I've seen it at: TRU, Amazon, WHSmith, Very / Littlewoods, ...

    Others use a "was" price, rather than RRP, and have that above RRP.

  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Well, that's surely a typo. In my experience, Amazon does not use sleazy price tricks to tempt customers in that way.
  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu UKMember Posts: 368
    I would normally agree but if you look at the reviews one of the mentions an about RRP price and it isn't £43.72. Something odd is going on with that one.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,460
    Amazon's RRPs are indeed sometimes incorrect. For this reason the Amazon Bargain Watch listings get the RRPs direct from LEGO themselves rather than trusting Amazon to get them right....
    Cam_n_Stu
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    ^ Another reason Brickset is so fab!
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,422
    Brickset lists the retail prices. I always check first, just to make sure.
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    mressin said:

    Well, that's surely a typo. In my experience, Amazon does not use sleazy price tricks to tempt customers in that way.

    ... or maybe not. MF RRP is given by Amazon as GBP 151.99.
  • plantmanplantman Member Posts: 97
    My local Shopko is currently selling the Star Wars advent calendar for $69.99 with 50% off. I laughed so hard when I saw that....
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Some 3rd party sellers have the ability to change RRP on item detail pages.

    They sometimes do this for good reasons, and sometimes not so good reasons.

    On some items, Amazon does it themselves (9556 is a good example), others are 3rd party (9553 is a good example)
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    CCC said:


    Others use a "was" price, rather than RRP, and have that above RRP.

    The Entertainer does this quite a bit. I remember picking up an EOLed small Atlantis set that with their 20% off was back down to RRP.

    I still think the Littlewoods Catalogue Clearance shops are the best at this though. If anyone can beat a battered Hoth Wampa Cave set at "50% off - now £49.99" I'll be very surprised.

  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I was in the Lego store the other day, they had the Mine Truck (RRP £19.99) priced up at £34.99. Sure it was a mistake but would be interesting to see what would happen at the till. I told them and the next day it was all repriced.
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