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Reply #91: Yep. It's called "bait and switch" [View All]

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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 10:08 AM
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91. Yep. It's called "bait and switch"
and it used to be illegal in NY. I don't know when or how the law changed, but that's why stores have had "rainchecks" for the last 10 or so years. Maybe it's been ruled in court that they're allowed to do this if they advertise up front that they only have a few at the sale price by using that vague phrase "quantities strictly limited".

The law needs to be rewritten to eliminate that loophole. Why should retailers be allowed to waste the time of 500 people by selling 5 items deeply discounted, and create a safety hazard in the process?
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