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7 Tips To Returning Gifts Informative - Returns - Information On How To Have An Easy Return

Review by GothicSmurf on 2007-12-28
Some information and tips on how to make returns this year.

1. Pray for a gift receipt.
2. Engage in tactful reconnaissance if necessary.
3. Read the return policy online.
4. Go easy with the scissors.
5. Brace yourself.
6. Know when a trip to the store may be fruitless.
7. Have you been blacklisted?

More info:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22398102/?GT1=10645
Comments:17 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-28
Posted by MRM on 2007-12-28:
GothicSmurf, great tips for your readers!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
I agree with ya MRM... GothicSmurf is becoming one of my favorite contributors.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
Thanks, happy returning!
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-12-28:
I thought receipts were hard to keep?
That's what I hear, anyway...

Also, patience and a polite demeanor - even in the face of adversity - goes a long way!
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-12-28:
*Blush* Awww thanks Stew!

Oh yeah, Heaven- I forgot that!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
And how about those people who berate the sales associate for following corporate policy. Or the ones who boast how much money they spend at the store or the babies who threaten never to come back again cause they didn't get their way... To those people do us all a favor and shut up. When you're returning something it's a business transaction...it's not personal. Getting all emotional and huffy does not help your cause and makes you look like a jacka$$.
Posted by MRM on 2007-12-28:
Yes, Stew, that is true.
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-12-28:
I wonder if they spent "thousands of dollars at X store" if they had the receipts to prove it. Wait, I already know the answer!
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-12-28:
I liked the blacklisted one. There was someone who was a clear habitual purchase returner here complaining last week about a store's sudden tightening of their return policy for him. He should read the article and get a clue. Nice timely article find Goth.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
Good info as always Gothic!
Posted by CrystalSword on 2007-12-28:
GS...I don't know about other but I DO have the receipts to prove it...I love my file card box and the receipts all go in there as soon as we get home!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
Now, now - even with a receipt some stores do not have great customer service. It's a consumer's right to voice their opinion (politely, of course) and exercise their right by refusing their future business to a store with poor policies. That doesn't always indicate the person is a 'baby', but perhaps a smart shopper. What better method is there to get their point across?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-12-28:
Great Post GS vh
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-28:
Thanks Gothic...and let's not forget the big rule..according to a previous poster...it helps to be white.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
DB! "It helps to be white", you keep forgetting the poor purple people.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-28:
I voted Stew "best answer".
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-28:
LOL Sheriff!

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