19/04/2011 09:31 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Would You Buy Before You Try?

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Most of us are probably guilty of trying clothes and shoes on in stores before looking for the same things cheaper online but a handful of Australian retailers are fighting back using fitting room charges.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that some ski shops are charging as much as $50 (refundable on purchase) in fitting fees.

While we understand that it must be frustrating when a customer spends hours discussing options with a specialist only to trot off and buy online, we can't imagine the same approach working with high street changing rooms.

Besides, what's to stop someone buying the items to get the fitting fee back and returning the whole thing the next day?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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