12 shopping tips for the holidays
6. Know the exchange and restocking policies
A store can have any return policy it wants, as long as its disclosed clearly and conspicuously before the sale is made. Just make sure its one youre comfortable with if you think the item might be returned, and make sure to make a special note of the time restrictions for returning items. Also, check on restocking fees. Some items, particularly electronics, can have fees of 15 percent of the purchase price or more for returns.