Store charges $5 for those 'just looking'

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by BELO Affiliate

KVUE.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 8:42 PM

BRISBANE, Australia -- An Australian retailer has a simple message for anyone who wants to just window shop: Pay up or get out.

A sign on display at Celiac Supplies, a gluten-free store, says a $5 fee will be charged for anyone who is "just looking."

The shop's owner says she's trying to stop "showrooming," where people come in, get information from her, and then buy the same product online or elsewhere for less.

The $5 fee is deducted from the bill when a customer buys something.

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