Law needed to make price displays clearer

THE Commerce and Employment Department is looking to introduce a law to ensure all price displays are clear, unambiguous and correct.

Dave Beausire

THE Commerce and Employment Department is looking to introduce a law to ensure all price displays are clear, unambiguous and correct.

Deputy chief trading standards officer Richard Carr said there was currently no legislation in Guernsey that gave Trading Standards the power to take action over price display signs that might mislead the buyer.

He was speaking on the day that Le Mont Saint Garage proprietor Dave Beausire, pictured, said some garage forecourts were displaying petrol prices that reflected only loyalty offers and not the cash price.

Trev’s Motorcycles joint owner Trevor Hockey said advertising with loyalty card discounts and the likes was widespread in Guernsey.

Comments for: "Law needed to make price displays clearer"

More Local Than You

Definitely a top priority for C&E...

What a joke.

GuernseySun

Why don't the Press name and shame those responsible?

Jeff

Agree with you More Local Than You, there are bigger issues to deal with.

I would say, however, that this is one of my own personal pet hates (mis-advertising of fuel prices)and do feel they are misleading.

At the end of the day it is up to the consumer to vote with their feet. If they want to pay an extra 4p (or whatever it is) on their fuel because they go to a garage with a customer/fuel loyalty scheme then up to them. If you'd rather actually save money then there are plenty of garages that are 4p+ cheaper a litre for cash.

Island Wide Voting

Do people still ask pump attendant's for 'x' litres?

When I'm earwiggin' at the pumps most people ask for a fill up or £20 / £30 worth etc

I know that makes no difference to Mr B's complaint of inaccurate price labelling but the label I'd like displayed on every pump or till is the current tax on fuel which at the moment is 46.35p per litre or £2.11 per gallon of petrol

A very small but loud number of people are keen to see that rise !

Nigel Staples

Totally with Dave Beausire on this one. The price you see is the price you should pay. On behalf of Barras Convenience Store I can happily say that we have never advertised any other price on our forecourt than the price the customer is expected to pay. Some garage owners are saying the practice is widespread. It is only widespread amongst Rubis dealers and not CIFL (Total) garages as many Rubis garages advertise the lower price which is only available with their loyalty card. There should be legislation to stop this mis-leading advertising.