Misleading Advertisements by eCommerce sites: Inputs on Issues

Below are some of the key issues raised by you in regards to misleading advertisements by ecommerce sites. Kindly review the same and share any additional inputs you may have. We look forward to your inputs!

Misleading ads by ecommerce sites – Key Issues
1.Ecommerce sites show ads which do not give out the entire picture
2.Ads show prices to attract people which are not all inclusive
3.Ecommerce sites use celebrities to push sub-standard products
4.Products shown in ads are high quality but the one actually shipped are low quality
5.Branded products are shown in ads, but counterfeit products are shipped to customers
6.Ads show high discount on certain products but when the customer actually gets on the site, the item shows ‘sold’ or ‘out of stock’
7.The products which show major discounts in ads, invariably either have a low shelf life remaining or have an inflated MRP
8.Many of the product nomenclatures are either incomplete, ambiguous, and even false.
9.The convenience fee charged by travel portals is not mentioned in any advertisement
10.Many travel related ads mislead people by giving not quoting the all-inclusive prices. more  

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some monitoring control to be required in online medicine stores trom govt.
otherwise it is helping people's . more  
all points are correct...even price get changed at the time of buying....but what government is going to take action against them....can govt stop all this fake sell....also i would like to mention that many of payments sites are fake which shows many offers to users and when user try to make payment it is not getting received by other party but it goes to payment app/site and you cant catch them as they don't have any customer care no. Even sites like mobikwik are theft i have lost my money on mobikwik and as they don't have any customer care no . i send them chat message and now they simply block me ...where should i go to complain against them.....is govt is involve in this fraud companies as there is no regulation made properly .....there are so many cases you will find on mobikwik twitter account.....and there is no way to complaint about them........... more  
This post is not helpful. more  
Discousts offered at e Commerce site are mostly FAKE. AT Amazon Gravity Steam Iron is offered at Rs.2,990.00 after discount. I bought the same Iron from market for Rs.2,000.00 more  
All the points mentioned are genuine. I am still at loss to understand how a dealer can offer up to 80% discount. On what basis they offer such discounts. Whereas in actual terms there is just 20 to 40% discount as compare to shops. Which is understandable because online dealers do not have to invest much on shop and decoration/display etc.
Sometimes highly discounted items are outdated specially in case of electronic items.
All details of a product is not given. Even pictures are displayed in such a way that price/date of mfcr/ use before date/ weight / volume are hidden.
Inflating MRP is very common to adjust against big discount.
Travel agency web portal play havoc with customers. Never provide all the information, terms and conditions. All they display is T&C apply. But if one tries to find what T&Cs are, no information is available. more  
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