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Man Alive Informative - Ripped off by store policy

Review by ronmulti on 2006-11-19
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- Purchased a pair of shorts that I told the sales cleark I wanted in size 36. She put size 34 in the bag. I tried to were them that night and discovered they gave me the wrong size. I tried to return them the next day and was told that becouse I removed the tags I could not exchange the shorts even though I had the receipt. I spent 72.75 on clothes I can not wear or return. I strogly suggest you do not do business with this store! Real Scum Bags
Comments:12 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-11-21
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-19:
The shorts were $72.75?
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-11-19:
I've seen shorts go for this much at designer stores. It is really quite amazing how much the same shorts (from a material/craftsmanship perspective) can cost you $20 at Target, but $80 at the mall.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-19:
That is the policy of just about any store out there...Whenever I buy clothes, if I don't try them on at the store first...I try them on when I get home, leaving all the tags on them until I am sure they fit. It's just common sense, it isn't the stores fault...yes, it's the clerks fault for giving you the wrong size, but if you would have checked before taking the tags off, the problem could have been prevented.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-20:
Find the tags and put them back on or make some new ones or go back to the store, find the same shorts and take the tags.
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-11-20:
Is the store called Man Alive or was that just a frustrated statement? Never heard of a place with that name. It's not too hard to put the tags back on if they're sewn on. Either way, as long as you have the tags I can't see what difference it would make. That's a poor store policy as I've seen tags ripped off in the dressing room or have brought up an item to the checkstand that the tag had come off of. They sure found a way to ring it up. If a store feels they can charge over 70 dollars for a pair of shorts, they should appriciate their customers alot more and do what they can to make things right. By the way, is there a posted return policy stating that the tags can not be removed?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-20:
Stick to your guns
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-20:
Doracas Well put and well thought out, good advice.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2006-11-20:
Maybe the coffee hasn't kicked in yet, but were the shorts $72.75 or did that price include other clothes? I have never heard of this store, and I checked, there is no store by this name where I live, or in any of the neighboring counties. I would never buy any one piece of clothing for $72.75, unless it was a coat or a jacket. Maybe I'm just cheap or maybe it is the fact that I have 5 kids and I feel guilty if I by anything for myself.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-20:
A lot of stores will not take back clothing if you removed the tags because people will buy clothes for some occassion, wear them then return them...the customer who may end up with them if they are returned is paying for new clothes but getting used ones for full price. I have a neighbor who will buy something expensive for a special occasion, tuck in the tags and wear it for the evening then return it the next day...who wants to buy an expensive aritical of clothing and end up with sweaty used clothes. Most stores states if tags were removed even if you have them with you, they will not take a return on it.
Posted by rhondam718732 on 2006-11-20:
I agree that poeple wear clothes with tags then return them...but that always reminds me of my days in the 80's working at Marshall Field's. Each associate had a tag gun and when returns or clothing on the floors needed tags, we added them NO QUESTIONS asked.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-20:
DB, my ex-sister-in-law used to do this, as well as her friends. I personally think it's disgusting and it's fraud.
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-11-21:
Thanks Lidman :-}

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