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Shop charges you if you’re ‘just looking’

March 27th, 2013 10 Comments By Mof Gimmers

When Smokey Robinson and the Miracles advised that you ‘Shop Around’, they clearly weren’t thinking of the highly strung shop-owner in Brisbane who is charging people AU $5 for “just looking”. And yes, they’re a hippie with a chip on their shoulder in a shop called Celiac Supplies, a gluten-free food retailer.

And here is the shop’s warning.

just looking charge 374x500 Shop charges you if youre just looking

The owner, Georgina, said: “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.”

Lovely use of ‘ratbags’ there. Someone should work out a scam where a number of people enter the shop, but one person buys goods, claiming the $5 refund on everyone with them, thereby getting free stuff AND money out of the till.