Browsers Beware: Retailers Charge for Just Looking
Just browsing? That will cost you at some retailers. At Vera Wang's bridal boutique in Shanghai, consumers must fork over about $482 (or 3,000 yuan) for a 90-minute time slot to try on dresses, China's Global Times newspaper reports. The store isn't alone. At a Brisbane, Australia, specialty food store, shoppers have to pay $5 for just looking, according to a post on Reddit. "There has been high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere," the company's sign said.