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Date: 03/25/13 11:22 AM

35 Responses to `Just Looking` Charge? [Pic]

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Link: `Just Looking` Charge? - With this policy, this sign will soon be replaced with a `Going Out Of Business` sign.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    414 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 11:36 am
    Well, if their prices were the same as elsewhere and they have products unavailable elsewhere then they have nothing to worry about.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 11:37 am
    Yeah, the "Going Out Of Business" sign will be up there in a few days.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

    So they`re charging admission, but will deduct it after purchase.
    I would make a point of telling them that I used to shop there but wont any longer because of the policy.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 11:57 am
    Hahahaha. Good luck.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    The big problem for retailers is that people come into stores (electronics especially) to physically compare phones, notebooks, laptops, etc., make their choice, then go online to a discount company that doesn`t pay high retail store rent to buy it. We`ve lost a few local stores from that practice lately.
    A $5 looky-loo charge is still a bad business idea, tho.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    So what, they`re gonna have a bouncer at the door collecting money and stamping their hand?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6967 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Commercial suicide, who would pay to enter a shop?

    I know that a lot of people go to stores to check out he `feel` and then buy on-line but this is not the way to go.

    I can go to my local book shop, browse in comfort and then save a quid or so by ordering from Amazon, but I don`t because then I wouldn`t have a local book shop.
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
    329 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    So I`ll just look somewhere else and they will never have the chance of me buying anything there.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2789 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    you know what scares me? there is an actual living, breathing human being that came up with this policy, and not only did they think it would work, they put this plan into effect. unless this is some type of joke, there is no hope for humanity.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9240 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Lets see how long that lasts.
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    988 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    There`s no way they`ll ever be able to collect that fee off of anybody.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    I know I`m not even caring what they sell.I wouldn`t piss on that store if it were on fire.
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    510 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Idiotic how this may seem, i think this store-owner has a good point.
    I don`t know how it is in the U.S., but i often visit a store when i am about to purchase an item online. i like to get a feel for the product beforehand.
    I realize that what i am doing is taking advantage of someone who pays rent and shop upkeep but doesn`t see a penny in return for his investment.
    Now if all shopkeepers would close their shops and would go and sell online, where can i go to check out the product?
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    If they actually by something then they weren`t just looking so you can`t deduct $5, if they don`t buy anything and were just looking they never make a purchase to deduct from.

    So basically this means business as usual.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Well since they can only charge it if I buy something, the thing to do is walk around "just looking" then leave. Be sure to flip them off on the way out the door too. What an idiotic thing to do.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    Profits first, customers.... meh, perhaps later.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    @aquaman1227 technically they aren`t customers...
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    I think it`s an interesting strategy and I sympathize with the proprietor`s interests. However, I`m not sure the motivation of `just looking` can be established in any clearly definable way, much less enforceable according to any legal statutes I`m aware of.

    Not to mention - if you buy something worth less than $5.00, then wouldn`t they owe you money? Hence the other catalyst for Kitteh`s projection. Looking good these days btw, kitty.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    Holy hell the idiots on this comment thread...

    The store charges a 5 dollar ENTRY FEE. You need to cough up a 5 dollar bill to get into the store. This is offset by a 5 dollar DISCOUNT when you buy something.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    And yeah, the hell with them. If they can`t function like a sane establishment, they don`t deserve to exist.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    Welcome to the new world. $5 just to browse, all because you have a brick-and-mortar shop, which includes rent payments. What`s the other option? Go out of business and we all buy online. And what do we do when we`re tired of being in the house? We cal always go downtown to the bustling Main Street that has all th... Oh, wait. We`re f*cked.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    Then don`t go.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    If it wasn`t for "just looking" I would most likely not buy anything in stores. How do I know till I look that I want something. It`s called impulse buying, and it`s one of many problems I have.
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    13thDoctor Male 30-39
    48 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    But this is retarded! The people who buy things are not "Just looking". Are we missing this?!
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    Walk on by........
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14628 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    Google to the rescue. Go in there, pay the $5, browse everything with Google Glass, buy a lousy tea towel or something for $5, make a website offering the catalogue and references to cheaper sources, funded with Google Adsense.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    A pal of mine & I do this every couple of weeks. We have lunch in town and browse for a couple of hours, talking & catching up.
    I rarely buy during the browse but invariably I will go back, on my own, for something that I saw & liked.
    The shop staff that is welcoming, informative & helpful gets my dollar and I tell all my pals about it.
    Won`t pay an entrance fee :-(
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 3:31 am
    lol. So... the people who finally go in to purchase their goods at "almost the same" prices (higher, by default of language use) are then charged more? I`d get as many people as I could to just stand there and wave at them, and never go in and buy a thing.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 3:33 am
    It`s called browsing.
    Just like you do on the internet.
    You pay for the internet browsing.
    Rather than charge for `just looking`, accept it as `browsing` and add it to the cost of the items on sale.
    Just like they do on the internet.
    You will still pay for browsing that store, but you won`t cuss the shop owner for the privilege.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    404 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 7:11 am
    im not sure how this is legal but i agree with kitteh9lives. if i saw this sign on a business i would go somewhere else.
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    Wasabi13 Male 18-29
    35 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 7:48 am
    "It`s called browsing.
    Just like you do on the internet.
    You pay for the internet browsing.
    Rather than charge for `just looking`, accept it as `browsing` and add it to the cost of the items on sale.
    Just like they do on the internet.
    You will still pay for browsing that store, but you won`t cuss the shop owner for the privilege."

    That`s rather a poor analogy. I pay for my car that drives me to the store, and the gas that powers my car. I pay for the computer that logs me onto the internet to go to Amazon, and the internet and electricity required to do so. I do not pay Amazon to look at their wares or browse their items.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 8:17 am
    I hope the owner of the closest store that sells the same merchandise has a giant "No Charge To Browse" sign in his window. I guarantee the owner of this store is at least 50 years old. Hey grandpa, start your own website!

    I will say one thing though, if you are taking the time to drive to a shop, pick out the product, try it on, put it back, drive back home and order it online to save a couple dollars, you have issues. Just buy the damn thing at the shop and be done with it.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Wasabi13: Ref my line 6. Amazon pay internet charges, electricity, servers, desktops, laptops etc. In fact all sorts of incidental charges! They all go onto the price you pay for your item. They just don`t have to pay high street bills, rates and rents for retail shops at the mall. They may be cheaper, but you are still paying.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    The big problem for retailers is that people come into stores (electronics especially) to physically compare phones, notebooks, laptops, etc., make their choice, then go online to a discount company that doesn`t pay high retail store rent to buy it. We`ve lost a few local stores from that practice lately.
    A $5 looky-loo charge is still a bad business idea, tho.

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