Retailers charging a fitting fee?

fitting-roomRecently while listening to talkback radio, the topic of retailers charging a ‘fitting’ fee was raised by the host.

This got me thinking, would I pay to try on clothes? Well, No I probably wouldn’t. I would more likely go to a retailer that didn’t have a fitting fee and I can see the competition for customers getting tougher.

I have yet to actually see or get a name of a business charging their customers fitting fees.

While I can understand their concern that customers are coming in to their store, trying on clothing and leaving without buying anything just to order the item online from somewhere. I don’t think charging potential customers a fee for the privilege is the way to go.

Would you pay to try on clothing, shoes etc.. in a store or would you simply look elsewhere for a shop that didn’t have a fee?

Charging a fitting fee then removing that fee from any item purchased may be one method to limit the try and buy elsewhere issue that retailers are allegedly having.

I welcome comments with regards to any experiences you have encountered with this issue, both as a customer or as a retailer battling this problem.

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I’m an Electronics Service Technician by day. By night I’m an Application Developer, Embedded Software Developer, Mountain Biking chic. Currently starting to put together some home automation projects which I’ll be posting progress on the site.

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