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View Poll Results: Wardrobing - Buy, Wear and Return (Multiple Choice)
I have done it 5 7.04%
I would never do it 55 77.46%
I know someone who does it 7 9.86%
I don't know anybody who does it 24 33.80%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-25-2013, 12:10 PM
Location: North Texas
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Originally Posted by Jukesgrrl View Post
That's quite different than what we're discussing. A candle that won't light is a defective product. I can't think of any store that wouldn't take a return like that. Not to mention that, as you said, you EXCHANGED it. If you use the candle until it's a nub, take it back and ask for your cash back, I'm sure they wouldn't have a "liberal return policy on candles."
I agree, it's defective. And they advertise them as "guaranteed". However, I have gotten pushback before when trying to exchange them; once they stated that since it rang up as 90 cents, that was all the value they could give me (wrong), another time they said a receipt was required (wrong), and another time they said "Well gee, I have this exact same candle and it worked for me." *facepalm*

Who keeps receipts for a friggin' candle?

And you're right, I would never dream of burning a candle down to the nub then expecting an exchange or refund; that's ridiculous, though I'm sure some people have tried it!
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:13 PM
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:21 PM
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I voted yes, but I didn't do it really on purpose, I guess I didn't see the true intention of the thread.
I had a work function and I didn't wash the shirt, it was just a four hour function. The shirt seemed to fit OK when I tried it on, but once I got to moving around at work it just felt stiff and didn't fit me so I took it back. I ended up not liking it and it was kind of pricey so I didn't want to keep it. I did not buy it with the intetion of returning it, though.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:15 AM
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this is terrible. I know people do it, but I'd rather keep defective or wrong size stuff than to return it. It's like calling in sick to work. It makes me feel too guilty for a long time - not sure why. Probably because I know there are so many greedy people doing it and the last thing they need is one more person returning stuff. Something's gotta give. I hope the stores change the policies to prevent this because many stores suffer because of the liberal return policies, such as REI.

The other day I bought a hospitalized friend two magazines that she already had (this month's issues) from a nearby Walmart. Can you believe it they took them back after three days out with no questions asked? That same day and since I was there, I bought a few bags of candy for the office and was overcharged. I immediately went to the counter to tell them I thought the candy was on sale. They ended up giving the bags to me for f-r-e-e! I asked why not just charge me the sale price, I don't expect it for free. They said it is their policy to give it free if the mistake is more than three dollars. Wow! People complain a lot about Walmart, but wow, have you seen those prices? I was really surprised. I want to go back there when I have more time.
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