Consumers Returning Unwanted Gifts Should Follow Certain Guidelines

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 While it is the season for giving, most people probably received at least one Christmas gift they don’t know what to do with. In the days after Christmas, many people head back to the stores to return items, but there are some tips they should keep in mind before tackling holiday returns.

According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 40 percent of consumers will return at least one of their holiday gifts.

Shoppers should keep their gifts in good condition. Retailers will resist taking back purchases if they are in poor condition or not in the original packaging. 

Also, shoppers shouldn’t stress if they do not have a receipt. While having a gift receipt is ideal, it’s not always necessary. Having photo identification on-hand will work as well.

Shoppers are reminded to obey return deadlines, and be aware of how much time they have to return specific items.

Anyone who received an unwanted gift card can sell it, there are several web sites that will pay for your gift card in cash, but often times it will be sold for less than the face value of the card.

Lastly, shoppers are reminded to be kind. It can go a long way when dealing with holiday shopping madness.

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