In a world of taxes, fees and many financial responsibilities, we’re almost willing to believe anything could happen. However, probably the majority of us never expected that there would be a fee for just looking at something.
Celiac Supplies, a grocery store in Brisbane, Australia, has embraced a never seen before policy – charging people with a $5 fee for looking at the store’s goods. The owner stated that people tend to go inside, browse through the goods and even ask her for advice, then go and buy the same goods somewhere else. And while the owner thinks her goods aren’t overly pricey, she believes that her competence should be more valued. According to her statement, around 60 times a week potential customers compare the displayed items with ones in other stores and eventually don’t buy anything from Celiac Supplies.
However, while people who don’t buy are charged with the $5 fee, the ones who make a purchase at the store are presented with the fee as a discount.