The Day After Christmas Is a Very Busy Shopping Day
Bargain hunters and people who just didn’t get enough shopping before Christmas will fill the stores today. December 26th is historically the second-busiest shopping day of the year, right behind Black Friday. Most, if not all major retailers have opened their doors early today to accommodate shoppers looking for bargains. Would you like a few shopping tips for returning items today?
So that gift isn’t the right size, color, style or, you would just like to return it.
First and foremost, don’t wait. No matter what other rules individual stores may have, most allow you only a limited time to return items.
Also, know the store’s rules. Some stores will give cash refunds, while others offer only store credit. Knowing what you can get will save you time trying to argue for things you can’t. Exchanges rules are usually printed on the store receipt [see next item]; if not, call the store to find out.
The National Retail Foundation says receipts are the key to easier returns. Some stores may allow you to return merchandise without them, but you will only get credit for the lowest price an item sold at.
Keep all packaging, tags, labels, etc. Some stores will not accept items without the original packaging.
Remember, “they’re human beings too”. There’s no reason to be rude to store staff trying to help with your exchange so be nice to store employees.
Try this for gift cards you don’t want; check out www.GiftCardExchangeDay.com. It’s available today only, and allows you to get cash for unwanted gift cards.
This should make the return process for purchased gifts a little easier. If the gift was handmade, however, you’re pretty much on your own. If you really just can’t wear that sweater your colorblind aunt knitted for you, consider donating it to a clothing drive. You’d be surprised how many freezing people will wear something you wouldn’t on a bet.