ParknShop fined for deceptive pricing

Hong Kong supermarket ParknShop has been fined for selling undercover Customs officers tinned nuts at a higher price at the checkout than displayed on the shelf.
The store, in Hong Tung House at Wong Tai Sin, was fined HK$4000 after a court hearing on Friday heard how two Customs officers were twice asked to pay $12 per can more for their purchase than the shelf price tag.  
The offence occurred two years ago after the officers were charged $29.90 for the two cans of Koh Kae spicy peanuts instead of  $17.90. They returned later in the day and purchased the same product again with the same result.
ParknShop (HK) Limited pleaded guilty to one count of supplying false trade descriptions, contrary to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. The company’s lawyer said the offence was the result of a computer glitch and a misunderstanding between the store’s 13 employees.
Magistrate So Wai-tak urged the company to improve its scrutiny of in store systems.

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