Retail return policies are in the news these days, and the developments are bad for customers who have taken those privileges to the extreme. The outdoor retailer REI, which had earned the moniker Return Everything Inc., has pulled back on its no-questions-asked return policy, according to a MarketWatch report. Instead of taking back any product, regardless of age, REI is putting a one-year limit on its no-questions asked guarantee. Returns prompted by a quality issue are still guaranteed for life.
Bloomingdale’s is also making adjustments to crack down on a practice known as “wardrobing.” That’s when you wear a garment once and then return it. Bloomingdale’s plans to place a tag on dresses retailing for $150 or more in the hope that customers won’t return an item after removing the tag, according to ABC News.
With these changes in mind, have a look at the retailers who will let you return just about anything.
If you want to keep track of your purchases and returns, you may want to try the free app ReturnGuru, which is available for the iPhone and Windows phones.