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ComCom says no-no to Easter Sunday surcharges

Only Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays.

Wed, 23 Mar 2016

Retailers should not mislead consumers by charging an Easter holiday surcharge this Sunday, the Commerce Commission warns.

Only Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays.

"Ultimately a business can charge what it likes for its products or services and consumers will make their own decisions about whether to pay or go elsewhere. However, if a surcharge is applied, it must be clearly disclosed and the reasons for the surcharge must not mislead customers," Commissioner Anna Rawlings says.

Businesses who mislead over surcharges breach the Fair Trading Act.

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