Just returned my 80-400mm VR AF-S lens

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Just returned my 80-400mm VR AF-S lens
In reply to bflood, May 25, 2013

bflood wrote:

Walmart sees it all the time. Just not at $3,000 per item.

In the 1990s, my wife worked for a few months in a store that sold what I call fine breakables - upscale dishes, glassware, etc. It was common for local women to buy pieces on Wed or Thu and return them on Monday - following the party. Some didn't even bother to wash them. Lots of people buy things with no real intent on keeping them.

Consumers have sometimes a very strange sense that 'whatever the store will let me do is permissible so long as it puts money back in my pocket'. Did your fine breakables store give refunds to people who brought back dirty dishes?

My wife works at a grocery store. Some people go to the local food pantry, where the outdated (but still quite edible) baked goods from my wife's store are donated. They get bread or a cake and then bring it back to my wife's grocery store seeking to have it replaced because they got it and it was 'out of date'. Never mind that they got it for free for that very reason, and then they don't understand when they're told 'uh, no, we won't replace that for you'.

I think even WalMart is tightening their policy about giving refunds to anyone who merely walks in the door with something and asks for money. They have to. It is an expense to them.

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