The National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC) handed fines worth RON 122,000 for the sales discounts during Black Friday in November 2017, although the overall sales reached RON 200 million (about RON 900 million) and the Competition Council revealed that 80% of the offers were illegal, digi24.ro informs.
Following the Black Friday campaign in November 2017, ANPC received 63 complaints and handed fines worth RON 122,000 to the companies which cheated on their customers, an ANPC release informs.
The sales during the Black Friday campaign represented 7% of the overall sales in 2017.
The Competition Council released in May a report reading that the online traders violated the law during the discount campaigns. In fact, the deleted price was higher than provided by the law for 80% of the monitored products and in 20% of the cases the prices were higher than usual. The Council sent the information to ANPC in view of sanctioning the procedures.
The ANPC representatives say they will monitor, by survey, the offers and the promotional campaigns in 2018 carried out by the main retailers during the Black Friday period.