“The ability to make a real deal is infinitesimal. The ability to be fooled, however, it is maximum,” mentioned the president of UFC-Que Choisir …
(Boursier.com) – Black Friday continues to trigger controversy … On Wednesday, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire requested distributors to postpone the industrial operation scheduled for November 27. The Minister of Ecological Transition, who additionally leans for a postponement, for her half referred to a “question of decency”.
While companies are compelled to stay closed as a result of re-containment, “we cannot do this kind of operation. when not all traders can participate“, estimated Barbara Pompili. But for the UFC-Que Choisir, the issue is just not there.
“The real problem is not shifting Black Friday in time. Whether it’s 10 days or 15 days, consumers will face bogus offers“, explained for his part to ‘franceinfo’ Alain Bazot, president of the consumer defense association …
“Black Friday is not framed at all”
“The capacity to make a real deal is infinitesimal … The capacity to be fooled, on the other hand, it is maximum,” he continued. “I brought out the figures from the surveys we carried out on the reality of the promotions that were made. It was announced that an oven was sold for 600 euros before the promotions, when in reality its reference price was 372 euros “, explained Alain Bazot.
According to him, the government “must resolve the major fundamental problem, that is to say to regulate this bogus promotions day“.” Black Friday is not at all supervised, we have carried out investigations into this operation and it is astounding “, he insisted, indicating to wait” for Bruno Le Maire to mobilize the repression of fraud rather than to gesticulate “.
“A legal vacuum”
The president of the UFC-Que Choisir thus calls for a framework of promotions “with the reference price”. “When we say that we are making at least 70%, we must be able to justify having sold this property at a higher price before. Today, professionals do not have this obligation. There is a legal vacuum ”, he warned.
8 days earlier than Black Friday, the query of a postponement continues to be debated … For the Minister of Labor, sustaining this industrial operation on November 27 “is just not the most effective thought”. “It is just not us who resolve, it’s a non-public industrial operation. But once we need to reopen in a cautious method the outlets, say ‘There is a giant industrial operation, everybody within the shops ‘, it doesn’t correspond precisely to what we wish “, underlined on’ BFMTV ‘Elisabeth Borne …
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