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furniture store sale tactics

Very interesting article here : http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/02/asa-uk-ban-talktalk-broadband-ad-after-bt-moan-of-misle...
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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sided with an interesting BT complaint against a press advert for TalkTalk’s SimplyBroadband package, which complained that a “half-price” offer of £1.75 per month was “not a genuine sale price” because the standard price of £3.50 had not been used for long enough.

When was the last time PN standard broadband price was used, and for any length of time?
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last I checked there was an option to choose what price you payed when you sign up, you can either take the low priced deal or opt to pay standard rate but without the lengthy contract /
stalk stalk OTOH never had such an offer and didn't comply with price point regulations of setting the standard tariff and selling at that point for 3 months prior to offering a discount /
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Re: furniture store sale tactics

Sorry i should have been more clearer, i meant in terms of customers that sign up to a contracted phone and broadband package .
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Re: furniture store sale tactics

Most of the larger ISPs have a 'Sale' on almost as often as DFS.
I personally object more to 'half price' being advertised where line rental must be taken to qualify and that's not reduced at all so the real saving is a lot less than 50% - using the TT example, full price is £3.50 + £16.70 (total £20.20 including the compulsory line rental - yes I know they also offer LRS but I'm looking at 'standard' BB + LR in this example), 'Sale' price £1.75 + £16.70 (total £18.45) giving an actual achievable saving of 8.7% on total cost of having broadband with TT (hardly a headline-grabbing saving).
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Exactly, if the sale price depends on also having line rental then it's downright dishonest not to include it in any forecast alleged percentage savings.
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Ve Haf Vays und Means to Convuze you  Cheesy
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And to confuse matters further if you have a contract for 12 or 18 months and you reach the end of that contract why are you not classed as a new customer or have the rights of a new customer  if you wish to enter into another contract ?
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You can certainly do that with insurance companies. The renewal notice is usually far too high and even a phone call doesn't often get the same price as a new customer so you simply get a new quote and buy that.

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Pity you can't do it with broadband companies.
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its worse with certain providers, if you've used them in the last 5 years at the same addess they wont consider you as a new customer when you try to switch back to them ....
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They only make such offers because people accept them.
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