Do you have a closet filled with items that still have tags on them? Are you constantly finding “new” items that you purchased years ago?
Have you ever wondered if it’s ethical to return an item years after purchasing it?
As I’ve been unpacking our boxes after our move, I’ve been finding a lot of “new” stuff that is really several years old. I don’t know where a lot of it came from, but there are a few things that still have tags on them.
These items clearly aren’t useful, as I completely forgot or didn’t know we even had them. Right now I have these items in my “Sell” box. But, I’m very tempted to try to return to the items to the store. As a coupon veteran, I’m not embarrassed by making some questionable returns. If they say no, they say no, and the items will go on eBay.
Some of the advantages to returning “new” items we’ve had for a while would be:
- It’s a great way to declutter! Items are out of the house and back in the store.
- If the sticker price is honored, it’s probably the most lucrative way to get rid of the items.
- Even if the sticker price is reduced, it’s still probably the most lucrative way to get rid of the items.
- If a store credit is issued, that could be used to purchase items that we actually need.
- Don’t return anything that you’ve used, unless it is defective and you are asking for a replacement.
- Check the store’s return policy before you try to return an item. The more you know about the store’s return policy, the better.
- Bring your receipt with you if possible. If you don’t have it and you know you paid with a credit card, the store may be able to verify your purchase by swiping your credit card.
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