I know, I know. We've ALL recieved the gift that just didn't quite work for us, and were doomed to the thought of having to go BACK to the store to return it.
Well here are a few tips to same you some time, and money!
Don't Go on Dec. 26
Retailers will have extra customer service staff on hand on the day after Christmas, but make no mistake about it -- you'll still be contending with long lines to make your returns.
Know What You're Getting Back
Were you hoping to return that unwanted gift and get back cash? Not so fast: Dworsky notes that if all you have is a gift receipt (or no receipt at all), you're pretty much stuck with store credit, usually in the form of a store gift card.
Know the Return Window
The most important thing to know before you get in line is the exact return policy. Return windows vary by retailer, and many of them now have tiered policies whereby different classes of products must be returned sooner than others. Further complicating things is that most retailers implement special holiday return policies, some of which start the return clock at Christmas rather than at the date of purchase. And you'll obviously need to know whether a missing receipt or an open box is a dealbreaker.
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Source: Daily Finance