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McDonald's says group-buy offers fake (2)

By Zhou Wenting (China Daily)

08:27, November 15, 2011

The sale period for the item on Gaopeng had expired by Monday, but it had still not been removed from the website. Phone calls and e-mails to the company went unanswered.

Gaopeng previously told media the discount offer came about through cooperation with a third party company of McDonald's.

However, consumer rights experts said the website is still responsible for consumers.

"If this was started by a partner of McDonald's or its employees, who privately entered into an agreement with Gaopeng, the latter still shoulder the legal responsibility," said Qiu Baochang at the China Consumers' Association.

"The group-buying website must sign a contract with the McDonald's company if it sells its products."

According to lawyers, customers who buy the code from Gaopeng but are then unable to use it at a McDonald's restaurant could even accuse the Internet company of fraud.

"Consumers can report the matter to police," said Yi Shenghua at Beijing's Ying Ke Law Firm.

Gaopeng is not the only group-buying website selling McDonald's food, either. Other sites, including D1tuangou and Saituan, have attracted thousands of people with their discount offers, while a set meal is also on sale at Teyouhuituan, a Beijing group-buying site.

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