Best Buy Pays $399,000 in Conn. Settlement
The terms of Best Buy's settlement with the state of Connecticut over misleading prices in in-store kiosks includes an admission of wrongdoing- and a payment of $399,000.
According to Storefront Backtalk, Best Buy has also agreed to stop stealthily showing higher prices on in-store computers than what is posted on the web, and will “conspicuously disclose to consumers” if the prices are higher.
Best Buy was sued in 2007 by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal following reports that through a company intranet, some Best Buy stores were showing items priced at higher than their online prices. Blumenthal leaves office next month following his election to the U.S. Senate.