Hi @mcziel2, I’m just following up as promised in my earlier post.
Over the past few years, we’ve experimented with different ways to provide a complete experience for CHOICE members including consideration of purchase, advice on what to look for and the best, unbiased reviews of products. Once they’ve decided on a product, we want provide people with an opportunity to buy online through our platform. We’ve attempted to provide purchasing/price comparison options before but the experience in the past has not been at the level we would expect for our members, so we ceased previous programs.
We started a pilot program with Winning Appliances earlier this year to this end. We have also since provided some feedback back to Winning Appliances to highlight their prices are higher than other retailers (including their sister site, Appliances Online). We are also working with other retailers as well as some price comparison websites and we hope to add these to the membership offering soon.
In the meantime, we encourage people you to shop around for the best price and when we have a greater offering on the website, they choose the best price or use our service to negotiate a better price elsewhere.
Hope that helps explain the situation and thanks again for highlighting this, the feedback is appreciated.