Consumer Electronics retailer Bing Lee has been forced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to issue a warning about their 3D TVs which were being promoted to watch the NRL Grand Final which is set to be broadcast in 3D.
In newspaper advertisement appearing in NSW and the ACT, Bing Lee has been forced into a “no negotiable” apology by the ACCC after the Company advertised 3D TVs for sale in several newspapers and on TV based on false claims.
The ACCC claim that the NRL Grand Final will not be broadcast in 3D in the ACT or beyond Sydney and Newcastle in NSW.
Bing Lee who sold several 3D TV’s based on “sweeping” claims has been forced to write to several customers, and publish correction notices.
According to the ACCC the NRL Grand Final will only be available in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.
The ACCC, said that they considered Bing Lee advertising for their 3D TV ‘s created or misleading impressions that consumers would be able to use 3D televisions to watch the Grand Final between St George and The Roosters in places where the company advertised the product when this was not true.