Stores on Rakuten online mall fake big discounts
Jiji Press -- Nov 08
More than 20 stores on Rakuten Inc.'s online shopping mall are suspected of having pretended to offer big discounts by pricing some 1,000 items, including food, higher than their actual regular prices, it was learned Thursday.

The misleading prices were spotted during a sale held between Sunday night and early Thursday to celebrate the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles professional baseball team's first-ever Japan Series championship.

The sale featured 77 pct discounts to correspond with the uniform number of Senichi Hoshino, the manager of the Rakuten-sponsored team.

プロ野球・東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルスの日本一を記念したインターネット上のセール­で、一部の商品が、大幅に割引しているように見せて販売されていた問題で、楽天は、お­よそ1,000の商品で不適切な価格表示が...

Sources: Jiji Press, FNNnewsCH
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