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Does anyone know why they don't allow photos to be taken in big stores?
The only thing I can think of of is to make it difficult for competitors to collect all your pricing information.
But that is simple to collect with pen and paper which I think is allowed.
Any other ideas?
Well sure it's private property and they have the right I guess to prevent you but why would they want to?
What harm could there possibly be to the store?
I might buy more if I could show my client a photo of the product I am recommending, for example.
Btw I hear this sometimes when I am taking a photo of a house from the street and the owner comes out and says I can't because it is private property.
I don't argue with him, but that is bullshit. If I can see it from the public street I have the right to photograph it.
I always find it odd that people are that possessive about their property.
It does them no harm, yet they don't want you to photograph it just because "it is theirs".
Shit, if American's were so proud maybe pictures like this wouldn't be on the internet. I have had that happen a few times here, and I just told them no, it is all okay and kept taking the pictures, they looked confused enough they left me alone.
The other week my wife was out looking for furniture - sofas, chairs, tables for her cafe. She explained that she needed to take photos to show her husband for him to approve. Two shops refused. A third one allowed her, I liked their furniture, we bought it. Thus, the shops that didn't allow her to take a photo of a chair lost business.
Ain't nobody got time for that!
1. cameras provide irrefutable proof of wrongdoing. Guilty people avoid cameras.
2. photographs have been used for nefarious purposes in the past, and any Khmer is justified in thinking a scam might be coming soon
2. An Italian woman on the riverside takes 10 pics of you buying an ice cream for your child. How do you feel?
@andy, it is just Khmer defensiveness in action, regardless of reality.
People who steal from banks get jail. Banks who steal from people get bonuses. You gotta love capitalism!
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