Consumer NZ is urging potential customers to take care when purchasing from TV Shop.
It comes after the Commerce Commission announced it had filed charges against the online store for breaching the Fair Trading Act by misleading consumers about the popularity of goods and offering “bonus” or “free” goods that were provided with purchases anyway.
Consumer test manager Paul Smith said, although its advertising might be convincing, with freebies on offer and glowing customer reviews, the watchdog’s trial found TV Shop products undeserving of the hype.
TV Shop’s iTread is a treadmill for walking or jogging. The product doesn’t have an advertised price, but is available with a “free” Air Roaster Pro on a “30-day, hassle-free, money-back guarantee”.
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