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Say what? Australian store charges fee for browsing

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A store in Australia is charging patrons a $5 fee for "just looking", hoping to offset the cost of shoppers who browse in store and then buy online.

So far, only 4 people have paid the fee.

Here is the note that was placed on the storefront window:

"As of the first of February, this store will be charging people a $5 fee per person for "just looking."
The $5 fee will be deducted when goods are purchased.
Why has this come about?
There has been high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere. These people are unaware our prices are almost the same as the other stores plus we have products simply not available anywhere else.
This policy is line with many other clothing, shoe and electronic stores who are also facing the same issue."

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