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23rd Nov '13 2:09:00 PM johnnye
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Fortunately less of a problem in the UK (and presumably most of Europe) where progressively over the last decade or so legislation has required taxes to be included in advertised prices, including most recently for airfares. Cars are a notable exception where 'Prices start from £XXXX' is still current (with the standard 'model shown is £yyyy' disclaimer).

Again in the UK (sorry) the Advertising Standards Agency required that for any 'starting from' price, at least 10% of all products covered must be available at the price, and judgements consistently chastise advertisers for failing to adequately demonstrate that this is the case.

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Fortunately less of Some adverts will display a problem top-of-the-range model (or focus on it, with other models in the UK (and presumably most of Europe) where progressively over the last decade or so legislation has required taxes to be included in advertised prices, including most recently for airfares. Cars are a notable exception where 'Prices background) while loudly proclaiming that "Prices start from £XXXX' is still current (with $XXXX!" and consigning the standard 'model disclaimer [--"Model shown is £yyyy' disclaimer).

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the Advertising Standards Agency required sets a requirement that for any 'starting from' price, at least 10% of all products covered must be available at the price, and judgements consistently chastise advertisers for failing to adequately demonstrate that this is the case.
14th Nov '13 9:43:33 PM bwburke94
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* This is becoming a problem for the ferries in this troper's home province. Vehicle passengers pay a fare for the vehicle, a fare for each person in the vehicle, and a fuel surcharge.
* Fortunately (for the author) in a subversion of this trope, advanced train ticket prices reflect the price a normal customer would pay, whereas this writer has a '16-24 years Railcard' which entitles him to 1/3 off fares, leading to him often paying ''less'' than the 'starting from' price.
23rd Aug '11 4:29:23 PM DesertDragon
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* New cars often straddle this trope by having features added by the dealer that you don't really ''want'', but are on ''every car on the lot''. The armrest that gets in the way of [[DrivingStick 1-2 and 3-4 shifts]], the vinyl pinstripes that ruin the car's styling, and so on.







New cars often straddle this trope by having features added by the dealer that you don't really ''want'', but are on ''every car on the lot''. The armrest that gets in the way of [[DrivingStick 1-2 and 3-4 shifts]], the vinyl pinstripes that ruin the car's styling, and so on.
** Can't you have this taken off anymore? This troper's grandfather once walked up to a salesman and asked for "the cheapest car on the lot, and I'll take two things off of it."

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7th Aug '11 10:47:12 AM PaladinPhoenix
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** The Core And Premium versions of the Xbox 360 are particularly guilty of the trope: The Arcade version is $100 less, but only included at 32Mb memory storage "card", had a wired controller, and did not have digital optical audio. The Elite had a wireless controller, digital optical audio, and a 20Gb detachable hard drive. What's so bad about that? The 20Gb hard drive alone cost $100, and the digital optical audio "conversion kit" would not be released for anothet ''two years''. The Core eventually became known as the "shitty" version, as opposed to the "entry-level" Microsoft was promoting it as.
4th May '11 8:12:37 AM case
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* Subway and other sub shops offer five dollar foot longs, but only for a limited set of subs that use cheap ingredients.

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* Subway and other sub shops offer five dollar foot longs, but only for a limited set of subs that use cheap ingredients. There isn't much in the way of substantial subs that cost just a little more than $5.
4th May '11 8:11:49 AM case
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* Subway and other sub shops offer five dollar foot longs, but only for a limited set of subs that use cheap ingredients.
** Subway also has their line up "starting from" 6g of fat, but this is only for a few six-inch subs, and there are virtually no 6-inch subs that have between 6g and 14g of fat.
16th Mar '11 2:09:00 AM ABCD
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Fortunately less of a problem in the UK (and presumably most of Europe) where progressively over the last decade or so legislation has required taxes to be included in advertised prices, including most recently for airfares. Cars are a notable exception where 'Prices start from £XXXX' is still current (with the standard 'model shown is £yyyy' disclaimer).

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Fortunately less of a problem in the UK (and presumably most of Europe) where progressively over the last decade or so legislation has required taxes to be included in advertised prices, including most recently for airfares. Cars are a notable exception where 'Prices start from £XXXX' £XXXX' is still current (with the standard 'model shown is £yyyy' £yyyy' disclaimer).



* Several long distance coach companies pull the following trick. Prices start from £1 when there are exactly 4 seats (or even just 1) are at that price, the rest are more expensive, possibly even more expensive than non-budget lines.

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* Several long distance coach companies pull the following trick. Prices start from £1 £1 when there are exactly 4 seats (or even just 1) are at that price, the rest are more expensive, possibly even more expensive than non-budget lines.
12th Feb '11 6:30:18 AM HersheleOstropoler
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* Ads for "funeateries" will promote combos--basically ''prix fixe'' menus, without [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench pretentious foreign languages]]--that "start at" a certain price, for the cheapest option for each course (as well as a disclaimer noting certain areas, inevitably including [[CALieber this troper]]'s native [[BigApplesauce New York City]], have [[OfferVoidInNebraska a higher starting-from price]]).

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* Ads for "funeateries" will promote combos--basically combos -- basically ''prix fixe'' menus, without [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench pretentious foreign languages]]--that languages]] -- that "start at" a certain price, for the cheapest option for each course (as well as a disclaimer noting certain areas, inevitably including [[CALieber this troper]]'s native [[BigApplesauce New York City]], have [[OfferVoidInNebraska a higher starting-from price]]).
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