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TODAY   |  March 27, 2013

Food store charges $5 as a ‘looking fee’

Internet outrage has stirred over a food store in Brisbane, Australia, that charges shoppers a $5 “looking fee” that is deducted only when they make a purchase: if they buy nothing, they lose the fee. Customers call it ridiculous.

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>>> there is outrage on gentleman hoo and elsewhere over a specialty -- yahoo! and elsewhere over a specialty store that charges shoppers a $5 looking fee. it is applied toward the cost of anything they buy. but if they buy nothing, they lose the $5. customers call it ridiculous. the owner says too many people come in, find out what they want, and leave and buy it on line.