The Australian consumer watchdog is taking Dell to court over misleading discounts

Despite making some of the best laptops money can buy, Dell is scheduled to meet in Federal Court with the Australian consumer watchdog ACCC, following allegations that the tech company’s Australian online store made “false representations or misleading about the price of monitors”.

On a declaration (opens in new tab), the ACCC alleges that between August 2019 and December 2021, Dell intended to lure consumers into adding monitors to a computer purchase “by displaying false or misleading discounts.” According to the Watchdog’s alleged findings, the prices of monitors as an add-on were often more expensive than if the monitor was purchased separately.

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