After the Christmas shopping, it's time for the traditional January sales. This year, the sales period starts on Friday 3 January, lasting almost a month.
"We are seeing too many announcements of big sales where consumers are being misled", Unizo argues. "In some cases, the "old" prices that are used as a reference have never existed, in other cases buyers are tempted with mega bargains, but in the shop itself it turns out that these apply to a very small fraction of the total stock."
Unizo is asking the federal department concerned with Checks and Mediation to keep a good eye on things during the upcoming sales. "This is both in the interest of consumers and of vendors that do play it fair."