Is this false advertising or just bad sales technique?
March 21, 2012 3:52 PM Subscribe
Is this false advertising or just bad sales technique? Salespeople using "Made in USA" to boost sales... of foreign-made items.
posted by checkitnice to shopping (10 answers total)
The salespeople at a local furniture store have a bad habit of saying that everything there is made in the United States. Except that almost nothing there is.
I was in there a while ago and the owner's wife was prattling on and on about how a certain line was all "Made right here in America!" I had already purchased some pieces from said line, and discovered in the process that they were made in Asia.
I didn't mind, it wasn't a deciding factor for me. But when the stuff was delivered, the boxes said "MADE IN VIETNAM" six inches high. So she was obviously lying. And friends that have gone in there say that all of the salespeople use this pitch.
Is it false advertising if it's not written anywhere? Would anyone have recourse to get their money back if they felt very strongly about supporting American companies?