Celiac Supplies, which describes itself as “Brisbane’s only gluten free and wheat free store” in Australia is charging customers a $5 AUD fee for just browsing the store. The reason behind the charge is to stop people from “showrooming.”
The storeowner expressed that “I’ve had a gutful of working and not getting paid. I’m not here to dispense a charity service for Coles and Woolworths to make more money. I can tell straight away who are the rat bags who are going to come in here and pick my brain and disappear.” Customers will get their $5 back if they make their purchases.
I had heard about clothing stores charging customers to use dressing rooms and now a $5 ‘Just Looking’ fee. What’s next?
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