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Charles Yu | Jun 30, 202009:47 AM     21

I went grocery shopping at Vaughan's, Yummy Market this morning and saw some ' Wild King Salmon Ikura ' for sale at $15.99 per 100 gm. Decided to give them a try and bought 200 gm.

The lady server at the counter 'refused to hand them over', citing they were expensive! Instead, she asked for my name and have me pick them up at the customer service counter when I'm ready to leave and pay for the rest of my groceries :(

I was preoccupied with my wife at the check-out and totally forgot about the 'pick-up' part until we got home and noticed the missing fish egg. Well, precaution towards us 'potential thieves' costs them to lose out.....Imagine those were USD 700 per 100 gm Beluga caviar? Ha!

Has any one encountered this form of store policy in town?

If $30 item was deemed expensive and special precaution has to be implemented?! I cannot imagine the line-up at some really exotic fine food stores like London's Harrod's or Paris Fouchon where items like Truffles, Foie Gras and Caviar were amongst the norm!

BTW, noticed at least half of the patrons inside store were not wearing face masks nor really practicing social distancing... dashing around, cutting in line just to get a better look at the display... and majority of them were vulnerable elders!

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