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I was tending to a customer at checkout when another customer in the store knocked five birdhouses off one shelf and two from another. Luckily only one broke. The birdhouse that was broken cost $20.00 wholesale. A friend that was with her said her hair got tangled up in the birdhouses. I find that hard to believe since they sit on a shelf that is a little over 5' tall and the Birdhouse sat dead center of the shelf. . If all of the ones that were knocked off had broken I would have been out around $100.00. I realize that amount is not earth shattering but she didn't offer to pay for the damage nor did she offer to help clean up the mess. I want to put a sign in the store stating if you break it you buy it, can that be enforced? I was told I can't make a customer pay for something they broke. Thank you. Karen
Yes, I am the owner and it was an aquaintance who has worked retail. I am a person that tries to follow all the rules and therefore will not put a sign in my store that has false information. Although I may have made it sound like two questions, it is in fact one.
If I put a sign in my store stating if you break it you buy it, can I legally enforce that rule?