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Black Friday: OCU is monitoring online sales

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The Spanish Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) has been monitoring the price of 13,000 products sold on line for a month before the Black Friday.

Are consumers sure that the offers and occasions promoted on line are trustworthy?

In Spain, OCU is running an initiative to protect consumers interested in saving money during the Black Friday’s sales and make sure that the offers are real. Read on to find out the first results.

13,000 products’ price was monitored in 12 different online shops from 24 October to 6 November.

The online shops:

  • Alcampo
  • Amazon
  • AndorraFreeMarket
  • Carrefour
  • El Corte Inglés
  • Euronics
  • Fnac
  • MediaMarkt
  • Miro
  • PC Componentes
  • Pixmania
  • WortenNos fijamos en 12 tiendas online que publicitan descuentos en Black Friday y Ciber Monday

The results up to 6 November:

  • Around half of the prices (53.4%) have not changed in that time.
  • The rest is divided into almost equal parts between increases (23.6% ) and decreases (23.1%).
  • There were clearly more increases than decreases in productrs such as refrigerators, printers, microwaves and dryers.
  • The decreases greatly exceeded the increases in mobile phones and televisions. The average of the increases was of 9.2%, surpassing the average decrease of -7.9%.

Find the results in detail here and start the Consumer Law e-learning course today to become an expert on consumer rights!

 

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