06-20-2012 10:58 AM
06-20-2012 10:59 AM
Buy something worth $50, pay with the giftcard, and go back to the store the next day and return it.
I would first check to see if you can do this. Say something like "I'm buying this with a giftcard, if it's the wrong thing can I return it?" Don't be suspious about it, because they'll be on to you. Do it covertly like.
They know right on the receipt that a gift card was used, and they'll give you another.
I would argue out of that...I so would. I pray for a store to challenge me!
06-20-2012 11:05 AM - edited 06-20-2012 11:05 AM
I want to witness this.
Please take a video camera with you.
But seriously, I got a Macy's gift card for my b-day last year and I hate Macy's, but I got something that was a little more than the card's value but when I went to return it a few days later (realized the shirt I selected was missing a button) they offered another gift card in the amount I paid. I said only $25 of it was a card, the rest was cash so logically give me back a $25 card and my money.
Finally got to a manager who decided to just refund me the whole thing in cash. But that took a good 45 minutes to get.
06-20-2012 11:05 AM
Indeed, no I've never used one, but the default giftcard I get is Walmart, and I can find a use for it anytime.
Now say I had gotten one from Bass Pro Shop........Then IN would be slightly annoyed, but then again it'll give me an excuse to go fishing, and I haven't done that since I was like 12.
06-20-2012 11:06 AM
I'll go balls on the wall nuts, man.
06-20-2012 11:12 AM
I live a few states over from my folks, so I often get gift cards as gifts. They get them from their bank, like a visa card, so it can be used anywhere.
06-20-2012 11:14 AM
06-20-2012 11:16 AM
Oh, so you got him a gift card for the shoe store.......Hell, I would use that.
06-20-2012 11:21 AM
06-20-2012 11:23 AM
06-20-2012 12:43 PM
06-20-2012 09:10 PM
I'll go balls on the wall nuts, man.
Yeah...try that in my store and you'll end up with a size 9 bumhole and some plastic ziptie bracelettes. People acting like they are on something or trying to pull something in the return lane aren't being tolerated anymore and are getting two options - leave on your own or wait for the cops to assist you. The return policies are very clearly stated on the back of the receipt as well as a gigantic poster at the door so there are no excuses. And trust me, we've heard them all.
Basically, you use a gift or exchange card, that's what you get back when you return something - store credit. It ensures that if you are returning things fraudulently, we can kill your card and then you have nothing. And if you buy a bunch of stuff and then appear to be returning everything in tiny little increments for whatever reason, you could end up on the Do Not Return list as a suspected con which gets shipped out to all our other stores ensuring that not only are you stuck with a gift card but you won't be able to return anything bought with it at any of our stores.
As for the topic of gift exchange sites, there are pros and cons with them but I tend to see more cons than pros. The main concern with them is that you might not get a real working gift card if you work an exchange on one of those sites. You could end up getting a hot card instead which won't work at the store you take it to. Instead it'll just flag you as a thief. Or you could end up with a card that's info has been sold to numerous people, so basically only the first person to use the PIN wins the card's amount while everyone else is out whatever they paid in for it. Exchange sites are one of the reasons for the crackdown on returns and gift card policies - return artists selling cards they got fraudulently.
A knife sounds cool though. There's bound to be little things of interest not just for yourself but as gifts for others that could be found. Just check the card to make sure it doesn't penalize you for not using it before a certain time frame. Most places have phased that crap out [my store has never done it - a gift card issued today for $10 will still have $10 on it for as long as there is a store] but it's better safe than sorry.
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