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About 360 inspections were carried out by the Commission for Consumer Protection during Black Friday. The main violations are related to the way the price is announced. This was commented on Nova TV by the chairman of the CPC Stoil Alipiev.
"The discount message is a marketing technique that marketers use. However, this technique is not regulated legally in what way it should be applied, and the notice of reduction should be made from the lowest price applied one month back from its announcement, "he explained.
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The main violation under the Black Friday is related to the non-announcement of the old price so that the consumer can see what the actual discount is.
"The other violation is the failure to announce a deadline for which the announcement of the reduction operates," said CPC Chairman Alipiev.
The chairman of the CPC announced that fines have already been imposed along with "Black Friday". "However, promotions are not only in the non-food sector. Since the beginning of the year, we have identified unfair commercial practices related to food promotions," he said.
Fines for unfair commercial practices are up to BGN 50,000. For this year, penalty decrees have been issued for nearly 5.5m euros. Lv.
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