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Trying on in a shop with no intention of buying

Question:

Hi,
Can one try things on in a shop even though he has no intention of buying, I’m asking by a case of a Jew and also by a non-Jew. If not, when I’m like 90 percent sure I’m not going to is that also not allowed.
thanks

 

Answer:

 Hello,

If there is chance, even a remote one, that you might buy the dress, then it is permitted to try it on. The storeowner wants you to try it on as there is a chance that you will get convinced to actually buy it. However, if you have absolutely no intention to buy it, (you are trying it on just in order to take a picture) then it is not allowed, as it would be geneiva.

Best wishes

 

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