Feeds

Another Groupon ad complaint upheld

Backlash: Eyelash slash trashed

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Online voucher service Groupon has been whacked with yet another Advertising Standards Authority judgement.

Previous problems were blamed on new staff, and the Germans.

This time the offer was for eyelash extensions for a bargain basement £24 instead of £90.

But the ASA said Groupon had failed to provide documentary evidence that the lash lengthening was worth £90.

Groupon offered an email price list, but the ASA would not accept this as documentary evidence.

The regulator told Groupon not to use the ad again in its present form and in future it should hold documentary evidence from suppliers that pre-discount prices were correct.

Groupon sent us the following: “Our partner in this instance was a new salon who had not yet publicised its full price menu, which needs to be available for a certain amount of time in order for prices to be discounted. Having been made aware of this issue, we have adapted our quality assurance policies accordingly.”

The ASA Groupon judgement is here. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
What a Mesa: Apple vows to re-use titsup GT sapphire glass plant
Commits to American manufacturing ... of secret tech
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.