According to US media reports, the US Federal Trade Commission released a report that is investigating Amazon's discount pricing policy to mislead consumers allegations. US media said the survey was made after advocating group complaints from consumers' supervisors, which surveyed 1,000 products on the Wal-Mart site and found that 61% of the product was priced higher than the price of similar products 90 days ago.
FTC declined to comment. The committee is evaluating Amazon's proposal to buy Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion.
In a letter to the Federal Department of Justice's antitrust authorities and the Federal Trade Commission's Competition Bureau this month, John M. Simpson, head of consumer oversight privacy programs, wrote, "Amazon will never allow these deceptions to be extended to a new We stopped Amazon from buying Whole Foods Market until Amazon officially agreed to stop its deceptive, unfair and anti - competitive prices.
Amazon said the consumer oversight report was "completely wrong". The company said in a statement: "Based on incomplete data and unreasonable assumptions, consumer certification is found by verifying the reference price provided by manufacturers, sellers and sellers with the actual prices recently found by Amazon and other retailers There are serious flaws in the research published by the organization. "
A congressman who worries about potential antitrust and competition with Amazon Whole Foods Market wants the House to hold a hearing on the issue. Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commerce and Antimonopoly and Chairman of the Judicial Committee said that he would carefully review the potential antitrust issues of Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.
Despite concerns about the potential anti-competitive nature of Amazon's large businesses, it is still unaffected by customers, or is it a fast and inexpensive commodity.