Aussie consumer watchdog sues Dell over misleading discounts

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Despite earning some of the best laptops on the market, Dell has set a federal court date with Australian consumer watchdog ACCC, following allegations that the tech company’s Australian online store has “made false or misleading representations of regarding the price of monitors”.

In a statement (opens in new tab), the ACCC claims that between August 2019 and December 2021, Dell sought to entice consumers to add monitors to a computer purchase “by displaying false or misleading discounts.” According to the watchdog’s alleged findings, the prices of monitors as add-ons were often more expensive than if the monitor were purchased separately.

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