Returning Items I Don’t Love

I’ve been returning items I don’t love. Recently I’ve had to take things back to the store because they just did not work out.

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I’ve always felt strange having to return something even if I haven’t used it. There are people who obviously have no problem with returning items. You see them all the time in the store trying to get the store to take back obviously used items.

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The items I needed to return were not used so I feel slightly better.

What I Returned

My most recent return was a chest of drawers. Technically it was not even a return… more of a refusal. I ordered a chest of drawers and when the drivers were unpacking it we noticed it was badly damaged. I refused the shipment and will be getting a refund. I feel bad about this even though it was not my fault.

Another thing I recently returned was a pair of shoes. I ordered them online in my regular shoe size like all my other shoes. When I tried them on they simply did not fit. I needed to go a half size up in these for whatever reason. They will be the odd pair out in my closet!

Do you feel guilty about returning items?

Author: Lulu

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  1. My wife returns stuff all the time. Sometimes she’ll buy two different sizes of the same item if she isn’t sure of how it will fit (mostly online or if she’s buying for the kids), knowing full well that at least one or maybe even both will go back. Her take is that as long as you’re abiding by the return policies, what’s the big deal? I suppose it’s hard to argue that.

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    • That is funny. I feel bad about returning items just because of the way I grew up. You had to find a way to make it work once you took it home from the store. I only return things that are in great condition and usually really within one or two days of purchase. I just feel so bad when I see people return badly damaged items or opened boxes of cereal etc.

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