Bought it. Opened it. Don't like it. Keep it?
September 16, 2013 2:00 PM Subscribe
What happens to most items (price range US$20 - $80) returned to stores? I'm asking because I tend to return a fair amount of stuff, and I don't want to be unethical or wasteful about it.
posted by still_wears_a_hat to shopping (26 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I assume that anything in its original packaging, not defective and not damaged, just goes back onto the shelves. But what about things in blister packs, that there's no way to open without destroying the packaging? And what about things like sheets or pillows, that probably shouldn't be resold if tried out, but may have just been bought in the wrong size?
Nearly all of the places I shop have very good return policies, and I understand that returns are part of their cost of doing business.
But I don't want to be returning things I really should not be, that the stores are going to have to toss, just because I find that I don't much like something that I've opened and tried.