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Do You Ask About Return Policy Before Buying Something?

It's good to double check a store's return policy before making a purchase, especially if it's somewhere that you don't normally shop. Some places will offer store credit only or store credit after two weeks — not exactly ideal if you see something you like better at another store. Do you ask about return policy when you're shopping?


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thelorax thelorax 8 years
Usually if I'm unsure about buying something, I'll put it on hold to think about it, rather than buying it. I find that if I already have it, I'm much less likely to decide that I don't want it, even if I don't really want it!
baybug baybug 8 years
I just read what the stores have posted. If there is no posting then I just assume I can return it with out a problem.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
I only buy something if I really want/need it, so I never return anything. Seems kind of pointless to ask about the policy, then!
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I make purchases from stores where I can receive my cash back or get the money put back on my debit or credit card. I am better now with knowing what I am buying before hand or I put things on hold to give myself time to think about the items first.
silverpenny013 silverpenny013 8 years
This may sound weird, but even if I'm not even remotely thinking about returning something, if I know that I can't (no refund, no store credit, nothing), it makes me really think twice about buying it. I guess in my mind, if the company stands behind their product, they'd let you return it if it tore or broke or something. I have passed on many things because of this... so maybe I'm better off! By the way, I rarely ask... I just read the sign. I figure that's the same kind of thing.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i usually like to read it or find out what it is before i buy - but there have been times when i haven't and i've regretted it. not that i'm regretting anything right now about it - but when i bought my wedding dress (it's ordered right now) - i didn't think that maybe i could at least have a couple days before they sent the order to the tailor to make it overseas to decide if i was going to change my mind - but nope! they tell you that you can't return it and get your $$ can get a credit. for me - i kind of wanted a day or 2 to digest what i just spent a ton of money on and i didn't get that luxury. i just hope that when it comes from France in February that i like it otherwise i'm screwed.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I don't ask, because I don't buy anything I'm not sure about, or haven't tried on.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I don't ask. I generally just read the sign that they have posted.
SugarKat SugarKat 8 years
I do especially if it's a gift! I don't want someone who gets a shirt that doesn't fit or a purse that they already have one in that color to not be able to take it back or to have to get store credit!
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