Slashdot reports: “a restaurant in New Zealand has been fined NZ$3000 for failing to keep its website up to date. By having out-of-date menus and prices on its website, it has breached the Fair Trading Act, according to the New Zealand Commerce Commission.”
National Business Review writes that Commerce Commission Chair Paula Rebstock said:
“If a business chooses to promote and advertise its services on the internet, it should be aware of the need to maintain the accuracy or truth of those representations.”
It seems a …
restaurant’s website made various representations about the availability and price of certain meals on the menu over a six month period dating from a customer complaint.
The commission said that many of the meals were not actually available for order at the restaurant, and others were not available at the listed price. In some circumstances, the website price varied between 17 and 36 per cent cheaper than the in-house menu.
Or maybe you just shouldn’t put prices on your website …