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Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday 2021: This is how retailers trick consumers on discount days

2021-11-14T19:09:05.134Z

On Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, consumers can save a lot of money - but they have to be vigilant when shopping online. Because not everything that looks cheap is a bargain.



On Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, consumers can save a lot of money - but they have to be vigilant when shopping online.

Because not everything that looks cheap is a bargain.

Düsseldorf - In November, shortly before Christmas, many

online retailers

boost

their

sales

with discount days.

The "

Black Friday"

on November 26th was imported from the USA.

The “

Cyber ​​Monday

day of action follows on November 29th

.

In the week before, there are already numerous

offers

on the net.

+

On the shopping day "Black Friday" there are promising sales promotions.

But customers should take a closer look.

© Ennio Leanza / dpa

But the

consumer

advice center

North Rhine-Westphalia

warns against blind shopping frenzy.

Because if you let yourself get carried away without thinking, you could

fall

for these

tricks

:

Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday 2021: How retailers deceive consumers with price changes and comparisons

  • Savings prices are usually given in

    comparison

    with the manufacturer's

    recommended retail price

    (RRP).

    These are sometimes also referred to as moon prices because they do not

    correspond to

    the usual

    sales price

    from the start

    .

  • A few days before the

    action

    are

    prices

    increased in some cases, to then lower it again and as large

    discount

    to celebrate.

  • Certain

    products

    suddenly disappear

    from the range

    at the beginning of the

    promotion

    - and then

    suddenly reappear at the

    end of the

    promotion

  • The

    discounts

    were on average

    According to the

    consumer advocates,

    on various

    days of action

    more at 20 than the specified 50 percent.

    Interested parties advises the

    Consumer

    therefore, price developments a longer time before the

    action 

    to watch closely.

Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday 2021: Time is an important factor in offers on promotional days

Expiring clocks or bars that set time limits or indicate dwindling inventories put

customers

under pressure.

There is not enough time to make the

offer

to check, there is

nothing wrong with

buying

on suspicion.

However, customers

should check beforehand whether a free cancellation is possible.

In case of doubt, the

customer

still has the option of revocation.

In the case of

online purchases,

this is

usually

permitted

up to 14 days after

delivery of the product

without giving a reason

.

However, there may be return costs.

Everything must Go?

Only for a short time?

#BlackFriday and #CyberMonday are set to give business a boost before Christmas.

But only those who know the prices can distinguish real #discounts from the spectacular discounts on moon prices.

You should pay attention to this: https://t.co/s68FQ5dAVq

- Consumer Advice Center (@vzhessen) November 18, 2020

Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday 2021: Don't forget about safe processing when hunting for a bargain

The

consumer advice center NRW

strongly advises against purchases in advance or direct transfer.

This can hide

fake offers

.

Such swindlers like to join in

on confusing

discount

battles.

Payment by invoice or direct debit is safer.

Customers

should

use

encrypted data transmission when

shopping

and not order from a public WLAN in order to protect their bank details.

At the end of the

purchase

,

customers

should

also delete their browser history and cookies so that

retailers

cannot create comprehensive profiles of their

purchasing behavior

.

 * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Ennio Leanza / dpa

Source: merkur

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