Pride Mobility from Bicester, Oxfordshire are to have infringed competition law and restricted consumers in the attempt to get more value for their money.
Consumers who looked for deals on seven different model of pride mobility scooters could not find any because all the internet retailers were selling their scooters at recommended retail price. The office of fair trading confirmed that this happened over a 2 year period between 2010 to 2012.
Richard Lloyd, executive director at Which? last night said: “It’s unacceptable for firms to flout competition law in any market and all the more so when it’s products that are for vulnerable people.
“We hope the regulator will use all its powers to protect consumers from sharp practices where they’re proven, and stamp out anti-competitive behaviour that drives up prices.”
But Competition rules are said to have breached in many different organisations across the UK in an attempt to make more money ultimately.