Take retailers up on low prices pledge, says expert

Bosses at consumer organisation Choice have urged credit card holders to pursue offers made by retailers who pledge to meet the low prices of rival stores.

Many shop owners advertise that they will match or beat any price that is found for goods elsewhere, but according to spokesman for the group Christopher Zinn, few Aussies actually take them up on the deal, News Limited reports.

He said that although people are reluctant to visit numerous shops looking for the cheapest rates, the internet is playing its part in helping Aussies reduce the amount they are shelling out on their credit cards.

In many cases, stores require proof that an item can be purchased for less elsewhere, which has made the internet even more invaluable to shoppers.

"People will print it [price] out and take it into a store and see if they can price match. And if they can't they'll get it online," he was reported as saying.

Last week, the Sunday Telegraph reported that more credit card users are successfully haggling over prices with retailers in Sydney, as shop owners continue to fight each other for trade.

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