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Old 05-04-2016, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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It's pretty common people are just renting them. At large department stores employees just have to smile and act like they don't suspect a thing...but they all know what's going on. I have seen sooo much of this it's not even funny. So glad I'm not working retail anymore. I worked at Macy's for 10 years. What a place that was...

Couldn't have been any worse than Walmart! It amazes me some of the stuff people try to bring back. They are starting to crack down a little on that though so, hopefully, it'll get better.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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I will only return an item if there is a legitimate problem or if I had second thoughts (I often have second thoughts and reason prevails). My return items are NEVER used. I make any decision on whether to live with the item and its problem or return it (for whatever reason) within the return period WITH receipt. Sometimes I write it off and donate the item if I don't want to take the time to return something.

I do think there are lots of schemers, though. I once had a colleague who regularly used and returned items when she needed the money. It was amazing what things she returned/were accepted for return. Things she had used for months, years even as I recall. LOL.
The only reason I return things is if someone else bought it for me and it's "me". I always tell them "I got X as a gift and I would like cash as I don't shop here".

I think the stores are onto it. I don't agree with it, but I've never fulled believe shop lifting costs the store money. One, insurance. Two, if someone shop lifts the store is out of money. However, there's no cost of having to restock the item, send it back, or even put in the garbage. All of which someone has to be paid by an employee and more importantly wastes time. One of these is done when an item is returned. I find it gross people can return underwear and make up. I can't just imagine being like "I don't like this shade of lipstick, I want my money back". Years ago, you used to not be able to return food. Now, I see it all the time. Not for allergies or under/wrongly cooked food. "I don't like it, I want something else". WTF? It's a restaurant. They didn't force you to pick that. I think you should be billed twice. Some people have no shame. I would feel so embarrassed doing that as an adult.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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I don't want to buy a bra that someone has "worn for a few hours" and then returned!
Me either. Boob sweat smells worse than feet sweat.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:49 PM
 
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I used to work with a woman who owned a hair salon with her husband and on Saturday nights they played in a band. She would buy something dressy, wear it that one night and bring it back the next day. Ditto for the shoes, she would put masking tape on the bottom so it looked like they weren't worn. After she was "saved" she stopped doing it.
A lot of church people do that. After Easter, there's a huge boost in returns.
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