Price Drop TV and Bid Up TV being hounded by watchdog
Have you heard of Sit-Up TV? They're the people behind Bid TV and Price Drop TV and they're being closely watched by clearly irritated watchdogs and the ASA are unhappy about 17 plugs they've made.
It seems they've been generous with the truth, flogging a gold plated bracelet as solid gold, one of the presenters claiming that bedding came with "free P&P" when in actual fact there was a charge. There's also some fleeces that were being sold that 'normally 35 quid a go', when in actual fact that you could get 'em for £4.99. There's also a problem that, in a jewellery sale, there was only one pair of earrings and three opal rings, when dozens of viewers were calling a £1.53 phoneline after the items had been sold.
How about the auction for a perfume which was sold 'in Macy's', when it actually didn't stock it? How about the cleaning fluid that was unsafe to use without gloves?
A spokesman for the channel said: "In the three months since January we have conducted 25,375 live auctions, making the rulings represent approximately 0.05% of overall output."
What has really worked ASA up is that they had to stay up all night watching Peter Simon having a nervous breakdown.