Aeropostale - Deceptive Marketing practices

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 6:35pm CDT by Cara B.

Company: Aeropostale

Location: NEW JERSEY, US


Category: Clothing, Shoes, Apparel

I accessed the website to find a product and it was listed as being on sale for 19.75, drove to the store to learn the price was 49.50! Associate advised the prices online are different than in store and would not honor. there was a discount offered for purchases this date...copied from website..


20% off your order when you enter SEPT20AERO or SEPT20PS at checkout. Discount will be applied prior to tax and shipping charges and after any other applicable discounts. Excludes Clearance items, Licensed products & Beauty. P.S. from Aeropostale Fragrances are excluded. Not valid on previous purchases or bulk purchases. Limit one promo code per order. Promo code is one time use only. This promotion may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. Valid 9/20/12 ? 9/23/12, 11:59PM EST. All promotions quoted in U.S. dollars

NO Where in the above does it indicate the discount is ONLINE ONLY! Maybe they believe that is inferred, but many times at other retailers I have provided codes at checkout IN THE STORE, and have received the stated discount. As mentioned above, the pricing for the item did not indicate prices in the store may be different! This reflects a bait and switch marketing practice! I strongly urge any and all to avoid buying anything from this company!!!


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