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Post Christmas Shopping

Written By: Nick Quattrini
Post Christmas Shopping

     After unwrapping all of those presents, maybe you received something you didn't want, or maybe it didn't fit.  Post Christmas shoppers filled the Arnot Mall for the usual returns and exchanges, and for special post holiday sales.
     According to the Better Business Bureau, at least a third of all consumers will return some portion of gifts. Shoppers with gift cards also hit the stores looking to find their own perfect presents.

Here's a couple of tips if you have some returns or exchanges:

  1. Always keep track of your receipts, some stores require them.
  2. Keep track of the "Return Clock", which is usually 30 days from the date of purchase. Some stores do offer a set date for holiday purchases. Always look at the fine print on the receipt for details.
  3. You might be able to avoid restocking fee for online purchases if you return them to an in-store location.