One of the UK’s largest furniture retailers has been fined £12,000 after misleading customers on kitchen prices.
Trading Standards officers launched an investigation following a tip-off about kitchens being advertised for sale at Wren Living with the wrong price tags.
Customers buying the cupboard units and appliances would have paid more at the checkout than was advertised at the Beach Boulevard Retail Park store in Aberdeen.
The homeware store admitted two charges of contravening The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 at the city’s sheriff court yesterday.
Court paperwork revealed an antique oak timber eight unit kitchen was advertised for sale at £1,894 – £114 cheaper than the actual cost on November 26, 2014.
Defence lawyer Brian Smith said retail stores had sale offers on from time to time and his client had made a mistake.
He said the pricing information was corrected after the store was alerted to the problem.
The company was unavailable for comment.