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About three weeks ago I bought a pair of wireless earphones from the middle isle, couldnt get them to pair with the laptop so returned them as faulty the next day. Believing it to be a one off bought a second pair from a different store, these wouldn't charge, returned them a week later. In locating the receipt I'd stood on and damaged the inner packaging in one corner.

 

Just been in that second store today lo and behold there's a familiar box, bit tattier than the one I returned. Out of curiosity looked in the box. Guess I don't need to say what I saw.

 

Bit shocked to see they were back on sale an re-inforces the reason I look for untampered seals when buying new items.

 

Any one else had similar experiences.

 

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Something similar happened to my better half when she went shopping for thongs, but I can't quite post it on here because is sort of gross... :sick:

I guess vendors don't look, or don't check the goods that are returned to the shop, but certainly my girl wasn't happy at all about the finding.

Never go back to that store ever again 😁 

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I know there's a certain mentality of persons that feel it's O.K. to buy clothes online, wear them to a 'do' & return them for a refund with the feeblest of excuses & I guess distance selling regulations help encourage this behaviour, but used underwear & back to a store that needs a certain level of shamelessness.

 

 

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Most stores have signs up saying that underwear, socks, and other items of that nature cannot be returned!!!! So very surprised to read this.. in fact just did a quick check and most state that if an item has been opened, and the seal broken, it cannot be returned for sanitary/ hygiene reasons. And that goes for both male and female items of underwear!

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Back during the plandemic, while I was in Walmart I saw  a package of cloth face masks made by Hanes. The thought of wearing a face mask made by an underwear company has a certain "Eeeeew!" factor.

Knowhutimean, Vern?

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I bought a kit at a show from a well known second hand kit trader (no longer trading, I believe). When I opened it I found that some small subjects had been cut from the decal sheet, so I immediately returned it to him and got a refund.  While at a nearby stand I saw him reseal the kit I had returned and put it back on his shelves!  Presumably faulty goods just went on circuit until they found a buyer who didn't take them back.

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From experience 95% of all returns saying they were faulty actually wasn't as I would be the one who actually created the returns so checked them over once we had enough to send back. 

 

Some you clearly see had been used to within an inch of it's life (kettles with very very thick limescale that could not have been used in a domestic kitchen for example) or haven't been unpacked completely or even at all, (iron which had it's fuse took out of the plug so it wouldn't work if tested is another) all probably done as if requested just as a return then it'd be refused but if faulty then it would be ok so maybe the staff work on the assumption that they all work it's just the customer is trying it on?

 

At the end of the day the returns all go back to a warehouse and get auctioned off for someone else to check through and then sell on as seconds but all this takes time which is just not there in supermarkets now, still not an excuse to put back on display though, at the very least check them

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On 5/7/2024 at 10:44 PM, Pajarito said:

Something similar happened to my better half when she went shopping for thongs, but I can't quite post it on here because is sort of gross... :sick:

I guess vendors don't look, or don't check the goods that are returned to the shop, but certainly my girl wasn't happy at all about the finding.

Never go back to that store ever again 😁 

 

Presumably a different sort of "mark up" had been applied !

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14 hours ago, IanHx said:

Presumably a different sort of "mark up" had been applied !

  

Hi Ian,

Indeed! 😄 Trendy lasses, you know; they all go to that store to try out their thongs. These come individually; meaning they're just put in a hanger without a package. They're in every colour and size and, as far as I learnt, the only seal they have is a sticker right in the middle of the... uuhh... the string that goes between the legs, let's call it.

Girls ought to try out their thongs without removing that sticker, but I suppose that, because of the design of the garment and how tight the fit is, the tainted thong in question somehow had its sticker removed by accident (or because the previous customer didn't know how to read, didn't want her crotch to come in contact with it or whatever it was that happened). The item was put back in the hanger without having checked about the leak. 

My girl identified the proper size for her and collected many other colours in that same size without checking either. The solid Navy Blue one was... (gross...), marked up.

Fortunately, my cotton boxers all come in a cardboard package which is no refundable once opened.    

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Here in the late 90’s the Chicago hobby shop scene had a real bad actor. At that time Monogram kits were being made with a faulty plastic. Somehow it was more rubber than plastic and everything would sag or fail to glue. Several friends and myself all frequented this hobby shop and one bought the 1/48 scale Monogram F-14 kit. Cannot remember which but it was one of these two boxing's. 
 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/monogram-5803-f-14a-tomcat--937065

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-monogram-85-4729-f-14d-super-tomcat--178886

 

Well said owner took back the kit and returned the $. A week later a different friend bought another Monogram Tomcat, well at least he thought he did. Turns out the owner of hobby shop had a shrink wrapping machine. He was just re-wrapping the kits to resell. Rather than dealing with Monogram/Revell for a replacement kit. He foisted it on another unsuspecting modeler hoping someone wouldn't notice or return it. Word got out and his business dropped from all the dedicated enthusiasts. Happy to say his was one of the earliest brick & mortar shops to go.
        Sad side note in my opinion that issue also helped end Monogram. Their reputation faded badly because of it and sales suffered at a time when the hobby was going after Japanese, Korean, had strong grab on the market share. Early Eastern European companies were also gaining traction. 
 

Dennis

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