These days, every gift I receive or give at the holidays comes with the tags still on, or accompanied by the receipt in an envelope. For those who prefer gift-giving, as opposed to gift CARD giving, you have to expect that a trip to the return desk is a distinct possibility.
We know that gift return can be a challenge and a frustration. There always seems to be 30 people waiting in line, with one clerk working. Or – my favorite – there are two clerks working, one who knows what she is doing, and one who doesn’t. The one who doesn’t calls over the one who does, to help solve some problem. Now, you have NOBODY working!
Information is the key, so here are some links that will help guide you through return season 2015.
- The 5 Rules of Holiday Gift Returns: The surge in online shopping might make things more challenging this season.
- Understand gift return policies before hitting the stores: The Better Business Bureau offers tips for a more hassle-free gift return experience.
- How to Return Unwanted Holiday Gifts : A quick look at gift return policies at major retailers
- 6 Retailers with Grinchy Holiday Return Policies: A look at some less-than-friendly gift return policies (their opinion, not ours.)
- 7 Stores with the Best Return Policies: Not naughty, but “nice” gift return policies. Again, their opinion.
So, there’s your tour of gift return policies. Remember, gift return is definitely a chore, but it doesn’t have to be torture! How about you? Do have any gift return tales to tell – naughty or nice? Let us know at the MindField Online Facebook page!