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Flipkart and its series of controversies seem to continue. After failing on its several ‘Mega Discount’ days and innumerable fails of server crashing on ‘extravagant sale days’ have embarrassed the e-commerce giant a lot in the recent past. An instance where the company has been caught cheating by hiking the price of a product and offering a discount had met the eyes of an alert customer. Also Read - Tata Group Likely to Buy 80% Stake in Online Grocer BigBasket For USD 1.3 Billion: Report
Known to offer huge discounts to its customer on a regular basis, this instance of cheating comes as a big blow to company’s claims. Trying to buy Canvera Wedges, the customer saw the actual MRP to be Rs 799 and the discounted price to be Rs 399. But on a closer look, it clearly shows that the sandals printed price is actually Rs 399. Also Read - Govt Fines Amazon for Not Displaying Mandatory Info, Including Country of Origin, About Products
The person has uploaded the screenshot on Flipkart’s official page and got a response from the company promptly. Watch the screen shot below:
What the buyer wrote on Flipkart’s official page:
In the age of cut-throat competition of e-commerce transactions, instances such as these serve a body blow to the company. Snapdeal, Amazon, Flipkart, and Ebay are locked in a tooth-and-nail battle in recent times, and this instance of befooling a customer might hit Flipkart, below the belt!