Australian store to charge customers $5 for ‘just looking’
AN Australian store is to charge all customers a $5 (€4) fee for ‘just looking’.
The owner of Celiac Supplies, a gluten-free food supplier in Brisbane, made the announcement after becoming annoyed that so many customers would use the store for advice yet make their purchases elsewhere.
The sign says: “There has been high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase good elsewhere.
“These people are unaware our prices are almost the same as the other stores plus we have products simply not available elsewhere”.
The owner of the store told APP in Australia: “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 ratbags who are going to come in here and pick my brain and disappear."