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`Just Looking` Charge? [Pic]

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`Just Looking` Charge? [Pic]. With this policy, this sign will soon be replaced with a `Going Out Of Business` sign.
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carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:43:42 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.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4754 Posts
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:41:20 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.

sosueme1966
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 430 Posts
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 8:17:16 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.

Wasabi13
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 34 Posts
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:48:04 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.

irunfast86
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 360 Posts
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:11:49 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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