HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The state attorney general is investigating dozens of complaints about Priceline.com, including accusations that gasoline wasn't available at quoted prices and airline tickets ended up having restrictions.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Friday that most of the complaints are from people who bought gasoline and airline tickets from the name-your-own-price company based in Norwalk.
Some customers bought gas at a certain price from Priceline, only to find out it wasn't available at that price at participating gas stations, Blumenthal said. Other consumers bought airline tickets for trips on certain days, but discovered afterward that Priceline had restrictions on what days people could fly.
There's no indication the company broke the law, he said. He could impose fines and penalties if he finds wrongdoing.
Priceline spokesman Brian Ek said the company has addressed prior complaints from the attorney general's office.
Last week, Priceline.com warned that its third-quarter revenues are likely to be lower than analysts' expectations.
In addition to gasoline and airline tickets, Priceline also allows customers to buy groceries, rental cars, hotel rooms and home mortgages.
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