Stranger in a Strange Land: Where Sales are a Crime

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Where Sales are a Crime

Here’s a strange little rule of Belgium – one of the many found on the pages of its massive Bureaucratic Book of Pointless and Senseless Rules: Stores can only have sales during two specified parts of the year. That’s right, no sale ads and shopping around for the best deal. Its January and July if you want to find a bargain. Sure, there’s discounts throughout the year – but no real, open the store early ‘cause we’re slashing prices type of sales.


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