Vons - Bait and Switch Add Practices

Review by anchanrj on 2013-06-07
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA -- Today three of the add items were out of stock at Vons. This happens nearly every week. One can understand (although not really) salmon, but eggs and in store bakery cookies?

Vons *and their parent Safeway) has a reputation of doing this regularly and has been doing it for years. This is bait and switch. They get you in for the ad items, don't have, and expect you to buy the expensive non add items.

I am suggesting the California legislature enact a regulation that when a store does this, they must give 10% of the value of the item to food bank.

The store management does not care and they must have some impact on continuing this unethical practice.
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-06-07
Posted by trmn8r on 2013-06-07:
What you describe is not bait and switch. Assuming you go to the store based alone on the ad, it ~may~ be false advertising. This would be extremely hard to prove.

It isn't bait and switch because there is no "switch". If a certain size eggs aren't there, I am not going to buy the farm fresh - I am simply not going to buy eggs. And nobody is pressuring me to buy what I don't want.

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