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Old 20th Oct 2016, 18:00
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Shopping abusers

Serial returners cause problems for shops - BBC News

Now I have a wife who hates shopping.................... nope you can't have her number in event I kick the bucket.

However this is other end where Ladies shop and shop and then just return items generally after using once or twice so they have always the latest gear.

Online retailers have 20-40% of the initial sales returned

Most online clothes shoppers send something back - BBC News

Eventually a point gets reached where they keep increasing prices or go to the wall.

Can't understand why a Ladies clothes rental business has never suceeded, mind you how would it when you can buy, wear a few time and return and it costs you nothing.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 18:24
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Easy peasy.
Store credit if the item is still re-sellable (to be used within a certain date), or 30% return fee if not.
What? Gonna take your shopping somewhere else? Door's there honey. Don't let it hit ya on the way out.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 18:26
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Why would women pay to wear something that someone else has worn when they can get new items free?
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 18:29
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Serial returners cause problems for shops - BBC News

Now I have a wife who hates shopping.................... nope you can't have her number in event I kick the bucket.
Me too. Obviously it's endemic to Surrey.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 19:21
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Seems to be perfectly normal for online shopping for clothes - you can't see them and try them on like you can in the shop, so you order two or three, keep the one you decide you like or the one that actually fits, and return the others. This sounds reasonable from the punter's point of view, and if the online retailer doesn't like it then can always rent some exceedingly expensive high street space and turn into a bricks-and-mortar outfit.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 19:39
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Seems to be perfectly normal for online shopping for clothes - you can't see them and try them on like you can in the shop, so you order two or three, keep the one you decide you like or the one that actually fits, and return the others. This sounds reasonable from the punter's point of view, and if the online retailer doesn't like it then can always rent some exceedingly expensive high street space and turn into a bricks-and-mortar outfit.
That's how it is supposed to work but the feckin gypsy in the article admits to actually wearing some of the stuff she eventually returns which makes the clothes unfit for resale and is, IMHO fraud.

As the article names the cheeky cow she should be put in a no shop list or certainly a no returns list!
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 21:02
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Then there was the Texan with the mower. Or was it Tennessee? Not sure. Anyway, I'd seen it outside on a trailer and was surprised to hear the young lady say, You have to bring it in.

Mam, I can't bring i . . .

You have to bring it to this counter.

Repete, several times but each time more assertiveness from both sides.

Finally, the cowboy says okay. I stood back to watch.

It just fitted between the double doors and to be fair, he didn't take it all the way to the desk. He'd made his point.

When the crowd had coughed out the last of the smoke the plump blob at the desk asked, quite calmly, 'What's wrong with it?'

'It slides sideways down slopes'.

Long pause.

'Got yer receipt?'

I miss America.


Oh, and returned tools. Fantastic. I got a Sears Craftsman compressor, like new, with five unused power thingies. The pneumatic drill cut through the house slab with ease and the wrench would torque nuts to stud-snapping tightness if you let it. It stood on its own trolly some 4' 6" tall. The label said, SELL. $120. About 70 quid back then. Just couldn't get it in my airline luggage.
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Never returned any clothes in my life. Made only one insurance claim for a cracked car window caused by a flying stone on a motorway.

All the mega bucks I've paid, it makes me want to weep.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 22:08
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.........Just couldn't get it in my airline luggage.
Sourced a replacement petrol tank for my BMW whilst on a trip to Frankfurt, just couldn't get it in my airline luggage so carried it as hand luggage up to the flight deck. One of the cabin crew asked me what it was - our Diversion fuel, I said.

All the mega bucks I've paid, it makes me want to weep.
Yes, if only we'd known ....
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 22:25
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That's how it is supposed to work but the feckin gypsy in the article admits to actually wearing some of the stuff she eventually returns which makes the clothes unfit for resale and is, IMHO fraud.
Send back stuff that is not right is one thing but wearing it couple of times and sending back is I agree fraud.

To be fair in 80's chap working with had previously worked with Nurses who shopped M&S for an outfit on the Saturday and return unsuitable on the Monday. They had new outfit every weekend and rarely kept them.
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As a Herc Loadmaster space was never really an issue and I have 'helped' bring back all manner of different things from around the world.
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SFFP,

Just imagine the C-5 possibilities. I have friends in Bournemouth that wanted me to bring over a real, American refridgerator.

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 06:02
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That's how it is supposed to work but the feckin gypsy in the article admits to actually wearing some of the stuff she eventually returns which makes the clothes unfit for resale and is, IMHO fraud.
Yes, and women do it all the time.
Men do it also, but usually because they made a mistake, technical issues, etc.
Women simply because they've changed their mind.

As the article names the cheeky cow she should be put in a no shop list or certainly a no returns list!
Might as well put 80% of the female population on that list.
Retailers need to realize that such behaviors should not be accepted and change their return policies.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 06:54
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" That's how it is supposed to work but the feckin gypsy in the article admits to actually wearing some of the stuff she eventually returns which makes the clothes unfit for resale and is, IMHO fraud.

As the article names the cheeky cow she should be put in a no shop list or certainly a no returns list "


I think it's a bit late in his campaign to try and establish yourself as a Trump speechwriter.....

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 08:50
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Women should go to charity shops for new gear. A lot of the stuff they get is unworn, complete with the original shop labels, because HH has changed her mind.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 12:31
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Bearing in mind that retailers are not legally obliged to give a refund unless the item is faulty, by and large they are in a pit of their own digging. Perhaps they should review their policies.

I'm used to exchanging items for credit notes in my shop throughout the beginning of January. Only had one person complain, but after showing him the relevant page on the Citizens' Advice website he took the credit note and said no more.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 14:26
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Bearing in mind that retailers are not legally obliged to give a refund unless the item is faulty, by and large they are in a pit of their own digging. Perhaps they should review their policies.
For physical shopping, no. But for on-line shopping in the UK the Distance Selling Regulations allow customers to return goods within a reasonable time for simply "when I saw it in the flesh I didn't like it".

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 17:15
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A colleague owns a shop that sells clothes for ladies (which his wife manages).
I asked him today whether they had difficulty with 'returns'?
He replied that, whilst they would give a refund for faulty goods, they only issue credit notes for 'unwanted' items - and they have to be returned with the original labels still attached.
Sorted!

(and the shop is popular and not cheap)
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 17:33
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post

I think it's a bit late in his campaign to try and establish yourself as a Trump speechwriter.....
Are you endorsing the actions of lady named in the article?
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SFFP,

Just imagine the C-5 possibilities. I have friends in Bournemouth that wanted me to bring over a real, American refridgerator.

GF
The best 'favour' I did was for a friend here in the UK who wanted a set of side steps for his Lexus 4x4 which were unavailable in the UK.

He knew I was on a States trip and was scheduled to night stop in Minneapolis so contacted the dealer there who shipped them to our hotel, the Embassy Suites right next to the Mall of America.

Took 2 of us to carry the bloody box as the things weighed a ton but there was plenty of room down the back of Albert and my mate had the joy of being the only Lexus owner in the UK with said steps.
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