Thousands of consumers these days prefer online instead of brick-and-mortar (offline) retail thanks to those lucrative deals, discounts and offers that e-retail sites feed in almost every alternate week. Offers are prevalent across various categories and we witness huge discounts on smartphones, accessories, laptops etc. While most of us often eagerly wait for such sale to kick off and even end up purchasing it then, those benefits can turn out to be fake.
To make it more precise let us bring your attention to the recently launched LG V30+ which is listed with a good 25 percent discount of Amazon India. The site has also provided an exchange offer of up to Rs 17,000 on the handset. The new LG V series smartphone is currently retailing on the site for an MRP of Rs 60,000 and after the allotted discount the price goes down to Rs 44,990. Now here’s the catch, LG launched its second flagship, the LG V30+ in India for an exact price of Rs 44,990. If the original price itself is Rs 44,990, isn’t the MRP on Amazon a clear cut fake?
The smartphone is sold by a third-party seller and ‘fulfilled’ by Amazon India. But given that Amazon is the exclusive retailer for the LG V30+ it is surprising to see how a leading e-retail site is letting some seller trick its consumers by selling the handset with a fake MRP price tagged on to it.
Surprisingly, this is not the first time a counterfeit selling has occurred on an e-retail platform. Thankfully here, at least the selling price of the product is not higher than it’s actual price. Amazon needs to be more vigilant, especially for its exclusive products and verified sellers like the one in this case. Let’s hope they take note of this and avoid repeats.
[Note: We are still in the process of reviewing the LG V30+ but you can read about the specifications and other details here]