Many times I have been asked the question “Is Shelf Clearing Ok?“.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “Shelf Clearing” – it means when there is a good deal on an item and someone goes to the store and takes all of the item and leaves none for anyone else.
Now, is a shelf clearer someone who takes the last three on the shelf? Opinions vary, I suppose. I don’t think taking the last three is shelf clearing. Taking forty and leaving none or four may be.
Have I done it? Probably, in the past. Do I do it now? No, I don’t need as many as I used to with three of my four kids no longer living at home.
But, is it wrong? If there are no limits set by the store or on the coupon… no. Plain and simple.
Is it nice? Considerate? Selfish? You be the judge, watch this self proclaimed “Shelf Clearer” below in action:
FAQ About Coupons: Is Shelf Clearing Ok?
So, the answer to the question, in my opinion, is yes it’s ok, if no limits have been set … but is it considerate or selfish?
Have you had any run-ins or issues with shelf clearers? Or are you a proud shelf clearer?
What exactly do you consider “shelf clearing”?