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You might be flagged if you return this holiday season!


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#1 bigjimslade  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 2:53 am

http://biz.yahoo.com...d/return_1.html

#2 ebony0421  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 3:01 am

That sucks.

#3 laffnatu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 6:01 am

If you can't return it.. either eBay it or regift it next year.

#4 Guest_Deals4Me_*  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 6:40 am

they keep records anyways... whats the big surprise???

#5 daz  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 6:57 am

I've always found it a hassle to return electronics anywhere. Walmart started allowing only 3 returns in a calender year with no receipt. I think that was about 4 years ago here.

#6 sperdue  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 6:59 am

I used to be the after Christmas return Queen! I'd surely be the first one banned under this policy. Seriously, darn near everything. I've gotten better over the years. Don't think I returned a single item after Christmas last year. :)

#7 Lyricsmama  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 7:20 am

That sucks, but hey, there's always ebay...

#8 Lvnlakers78  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 8:28 am

I learned to keep every receipt and get gift receipts so there wont be problems! I return items to wal-mart constantly but no problems since I have the receipt!!

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 8:45 am

I'm not a big returner. I find it to be a hassle for the most part. HOWEVER, if I did get a hard time at any store-- I wouldn't shop there again. They can be all out to catch people who are scamming-- but they need to watch a fine line.

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 8:54 am

It shouldn't be a problem for most people that have a legitimate return. This is mainly for the people that "rent" higher priced products. Or people that put an older item in a similar box and return it (or older broken things in the correct box). But the broken/older returns could be resolved by having people at the customer service/return desk that HAVE A CLUE! How about a little better training big business! Before trying to shaft the average joe that isn't trying to stiff you with a 15% restocking fee.

#11 Gporter34  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 10:34 am

I very rarely return anything and if I do, I have the reciept.
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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 10:35 am

On the news they said that if you give a gift reciept the returner may not get the full price you paid for the item. They will give you the sale price if it is on sale when you return it. So I always save the original reciept.

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 10:36 am

In the past 5 yrs or so, I've only returned 2 items and that was with a receipt.

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 11:31 am

On the news they said that if you give a gift reciept the returner may not get the full price you paid for the item. They will give you the sale price if it is on sale when you return it. So I always save the original reciept.

i didn't know that, that's not right:(

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Posted Dec 18, 2005 - 4:42 pm

Yet another store I won't be shopping in, I refuse to pay a restocking fee for any reason. I very rarely return anything, but in the event that I do I won't be paying a restocking fee. I haven't shopped in BB for years for various reasons, but the restocking fee was one of them.

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Posted Dec 19, 2005 - 6:44 am

I buy everything with a credit card. That way if I ever have any problems returning it, or if its a gift and they have trouble I just call the cc company and they take care of it. Most cards also have insurance in case your gifts get stolen, and they will refund your money.

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Posted Dec 19, 2005 - 6:46 am

It seems like Costco has the best return policy. Electronics 6 months, forever on everything else. And I like the way Fry's electronics, and most auto parts stores around here do it better. They put your name and phone # (made up a phone #) in the computer and then keep track of what you bought, and when. That way if you do lose your receipt they still have a record of it. Cuts down on Fraud tremendously. No receipt, no record, you must have bought it else where.

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Posted Dec 19, 2005 - 8:52 pm

The idea of the "Verify-1" database is rediculous. If you buy things at what 3? different chain stores and happen to want to return all, you might be flagged and denied a return? Sounds just like this deal with credit cards where you make a late payment to one and they all raise interest rates...

#19 outnumbered  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 20, 2005 - 11:09 am

Haven't they been doing that for a long time, though? I'm always asked for my phone number and asked to show ID when I do returns. I don't return very often though so I doubt it'll ever be a problem for me.

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Posted Dec 28, 2005 - 9:05 pm

It looks like it's already happened to a fellow GottaDeal'er

http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=26688

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Posted Dec 28, 2005 - 9:26 pm

This has been happening for sometime, esp at certain stores. You can get almost full retail value on CraigsList for one (I don't say eBay as they charge to list, but they are a good option as well). :)
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Posted Dec 28, 2005 - 9:31 pm

I mostly return items that have a reciept anyhow. I am not big on returning things.




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