Sales that never end could soon come to an end

Guidelines soon on practices like discounts, offers of free products and price comparisons

An ABC Bargain Centre at 148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 that is said to have put up a "closing down sale" sign since November 2017, seen here in a photo taken last Wednesday. The shop is still operating at the same location. The owner of the chain says "closin
An ABC Bargain Centre at 148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 that is said to have put up a "closing down sale" sign since November 2017, seen here in a photo taken last Wednesday. The shop is still operating at the same location. The owner of the chain says "closing down" signs are no longer used. Consumers and experts The Straits Times spoke to say such signs are potentially misleading.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

In November 2017, a banner placed outside a discount store in Potong Pasir proclaimed it was having a "closing down sale".

Close to two years have passed, but the store - ABC Bargain Centre - is still in operation today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2019, with the headline 'Sales that never end could soon come to an end'. Print Edition | Subscribe