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3/22/2017
Posted by Connor
A consumer interest group has taken complaints about Amazon’s advertised prices to the California Attorney General, demanding an investigation and saying the company is “ripping consumers off.” The group, Consumer Watchdog, argued that prices sometimes shown as “list” or “was” above the current price --...
News Story
3/21/2017
Posted by Connor
The California-based Consumer Watchdog group claims Amazon is misleading its customers by posting inflated list prices to give the impression the company is offering more of a discount. The nonprofit public-interest group filed a petition to Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday, claiming Amazon is violating state and federal law...
News Story
3/20/2017
Posted by Connor
After a barrage of lawsuits directed at the online shopping industry, it appeared Amazon Inc. was starting to phase out list pricing, a controversial practice accused of deceptively inflating how much consumers save through the e-commerce giant. But a study commissioned by Consumer Watchdog finds that the pricing system remains rampant, affecting...
News Release
3/20/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
    SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the California Attorney General to investigate Amazon, the gargantuan online retailer, for misleading consumers by often leading them to believe they are getting deals with discounted prices, when they are not.  The charges are based on an extensive research analysis of...
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3/14/2017
Posted by Connor
The "reference price" often given by Amazon to prove its competitive pricing isn't very competitive at all.  A new report by Consumer Watchdog shines light on Amazon's misleading practice of showing discounts that do not exist.
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3/14/2017
Posted by Connor
New report by Consumer Watchdog shows discounts on Amazon mislead consumers into thinking they are getting a better deal.
Video
3/14/2017
Posted by Connor
Amazon's "reference prices" mislead consumers by posting a discount which does not exist.
News Release
10/24/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google increased its 2016 third-quarter federal lobbying spending 4.2 percent to $3.81 million from $3.65 million in the comparable 2015 period, but fell to second place in lobbying expenditures among 16 technology and communications companies tracked by Consumer Watchdog. AT&T took the lead as its spending soared more...
News Story
8/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
With the lines between media firms and tech firms blurring, coverage of the tech sector presents one of the most profound accountability challenges in modern journalism The first time I visited Facebook’s office in Washington, D.C., I was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement. I didn’t. Then there was the time I got through an entire...
News Release
7/21/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON -- Google trimmed its spending on federal lobbying in the second quarter of 2016 by 8.2 percent from the year before to $4.24 million, according to disclosure forms just filed with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, but still significantly outspent other tech and communications giants. Google spent $4.62 million, million on...