A hard bargain? 1 in 3 Argos sale televisions used to cost <em>less</em>
We told you last week how a high street sale doesn't necessarily guarantee a saving - the law allows a certain degree of flexibility on how price comparisons are advertised. Argos is a prime example; we highlighted items that were part of their clearance sale that were in fact cheaper before the sale started.
How many items in the current clearance have previously been available for less than the current sale price? HUKD member antj87 trawled through the Home Entertainment section of the Argos website, and found nine of the 52 items were previously available for less, and a closer look reveals that one in three of the clearance televisions were sold for less before the sale:
We know there's little point crying over spilt milk, and unless you're knocking up a quantum leap accelerator in the garage, there's little chance of travelling back in time and snapping up the cheaper bargain. Just remember that a sales doesn't guarantee cheaper products and more importantly, if a product was recently on sale for the lower price, another retailer might still be selling it for that price, so always shop around.