Let’s say the company is called X.

I have found out that there are two different links on X’s website which leads to the same product, one that has a price of $1000 and the other $800. The link for the lower price is very hard to find even though it is on the same website.

I called the company today and told them about the problem and they said that they are going to fix it.

However, I have found out that this has been going on for months. So this just means that X has been overcharging thousands of costumers for more than 3 months.

What should I do?

  • You do nothing. The company didn't do anything illegal. You didn't get scammed, no one got scammed. Paying a higher price than you should have isn't illegal, as long as you agree to that price – Shazamo Morebucks Jul 19 '17 at 3:18
  • Coupons are also legal: some people, those who find a coupon, get a lower price. Clearly, coupons are not illegal. There is absolutely no law requiring a price to be uniform for all customers. – user6726 Jul 19 '17 at 4:04
  • @user6726 Please keep in mind that just because something is commonly practiced without punishment doesn't mean it's not illegal. I am not claiming you are wrong, just that your reasoning is flawed. – Philipp Jul 19 '17 at 14:19
  • I'm not trying to reason to a conclusion about prices, I'm pointing out that the question is based on an absurd and false premise. For example, I could ask "I saw a man walking down the street talking on a cell phone. What should I do", but that is based on a legally absurd premise. – user6726 Jul 19 '17 at 15:06

A company can charge each of its customers a different price if it wishes. Providing this discrimination is not on the basis of a prohibited reason (race, sex etc.) this is not illegal.

  • Is charging by country discrimination? – Learner Sep 22 '17 at 3:19
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    Yes - but its not unlawful discrimination. – Dale M Sep 22 '17 at 3:55

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