basically no different that Costco or Sam's Club.
That note doesn't even make sense. It claims they're adding the $5 to your purchase...but if you make a purchase, you clearly aren't "just looking." Meanwhile, there is no way to collect a fee from those who truly are just browsing.
hah if I walked into a store (any store) looked around, and then tried to leave and was told to fork over $5
I'd laugh in their face and keep walking. Try to stop me - at that point it would be unlawful detainment (or something like that) And I will happily punch of kick my way out nice and legal like
Sams, Costco and other places like them do not charge you to come in and look around. They charge for a membership to purchase at their discounted prices. You can "Showroom" them all day long for nothing.
It's way different. For an annual fee you can go into Costco and shop (or not shop) as much as you want. It sounds like this place wants to make it a $5 charge every time you come into the store.
What if you forget your wallet in the car or something? How are they going to force people to pay in the first place? Just a stupid idea overall.
I don't know about Sam's Club but Costco requires you to show your membership card to even enter the store. So technically you have to be a member to "showroom" there as well.
Sam's Club doesn't charge admission, though. You have to pay the membership fee if you want to buy something, but you can go in and look all you want for free. Not that it's a particularly inviting showroom.
It makes sense...what it's saying is that you are charged $5 (upon entry of the store I guess?) and if you make a purchase that $5 is given back to you. Like a "deposit" if you will.
Good question on how they will enforce it, though. I guess you pay at the door or they kick you out?
That note doesn't even make sense. It claims they're adding the $5 to your purchase...but if you make a purchase, you clearly aren't "just looking." Meanwhile, there is no way to collect a fee from those who truly are just browsing. The only way to do what they claim to want to do is to charge admission...BUT THAT ISN'T WHAT THEY'RE DOING.
So..they're basically too stupid to properly implement their own (ill-considered) policy. I'd say these people have bigger problems than "show rooming."