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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stores Charges Customers $5 'Just Looking' Fee to Combat Showrooming

A $5 for 'just looking fee' to review deposit balances at a troubled European bank.  Sure, totally believable; it might even be considered good business by some.  A $5 'just looking fee' at a retail store, are you kidding me?  They might as well print this new policy to customers on the back of a for sale sign.  This will at least speed up the bankruptcy proceedings.

Headline: Stores Charges Customers $5 'Just Looking' Fee to Combat Showrooming

There's a store in Australia that really hates it when its customers walk around the store without buying anything.

Redditor BarrettFox posted a pic of a sign informing shoppers of a new fee at a specialty food store in Brisbane.

It's $5 for "just looking."

The fee exists to stop people from "showrooming" — which occurs when a customer looks at items in a physical store, then makes the purchase online.

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