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Short title: Kft. - sale of HP notebooks

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Unfair manipulation of consumers- choice
Deception of consumers


The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) established in its decision issued on 9 February 2006, that infringed the provisions on the prohibition of unfair manipulation of consumer choice of the Hungarian Competition Act by failing to inform consumers that the lowest price indicated in its advertisements of portable computers sold in its Hewlett Packard outlet store refers to a category of products which consumers do not normally perceive as outlet-products as they might have gone through a repair process.


The Competition Council imposed a fine of HUF 3 million (approx. EUR 12.000) on


Budapest, 10 February 2006