Monday, September 04, 2006

Return Policy

Someone I know, hurried upto a department store and returned suitcase he used during his three week long vacation. He was lecturing on how wise he is on saving money by returning things before the expiration of return date.

Just when I thought him to be an isolated 'ass' case, I came across friends who would return Car baby seats after using it for a while, friends who would return digital cameras/camcoders after taking hundreds of pictures to thier satisfaction, and someone in my office who would return all her expensive clothes back to store after wearing them at parties or two. I can list hundreds of such examples.

The problem with these people is not that they are unhappy with the product or something not upto satisfaction. It is that plain cheap mindset of returning goods back to the store after using it to thier satisfaction. They think it is thier basic right. You can see that beaming false pride in thier face once they get money back.

I hate these people and really curse them that they suffer the double the cost they inflict on store/manufacturers one way or other. And I have seen them suffer and I can tell you in blog that it brings smile to my face.

If you are one of those people, please stop useless and pointless returns. Just think for a moment, if you are the owner of store, if you are the manufacturer, if your customer is abusing your policy, how will you feel. Will you like someone doing that to you? So please, think before you return and think hundred times before you buy.

27 comments:

Keshi said...

thats just disgusting.

I have heard some ppl doing that here too...I guess such ppl r the NO-FRILLS group of the society. The cheap lot.

Keshi.

Fresh Ink said...

Oh gosh...such cheapskates. The return policies here are quite restrictive probably becoz of such pple abusing these regulations. So the rest of us suffer becoz of the actions of this lot of pple..

Neha said...

u noe its really funny..and sad...selfish..

I find it so stupid, when ppl who wud crib abt giving 5 bucks extra on the small things wudn think before wasting hundreds of bucks on branded stuff...

radhika said...

hi - remember me! did u see KANK - views?

priya said...

It realu sucks when ppl' just return it. I just wrote in my blog of one experience with a stranger who wanted to return without tag.

MG planning to move here in the end of yr.

Good for you.....
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Mumbai Guy said...

Fresh Ink : Yeah I missed that point. Because of such people, others too have to suffer.

Priya : There are stores that entertain returns without receipts like Nordstrom. That makes these cheaps more cheap.

And here where? You mean canada? I am just changing home, not my zipcode.

Mumbai Guy said...

Radhika : I haven't seen KANK yet. But from what I have read/heard, movie and our superheros says you can still find someone and fall in love.

Sorry, I wouldn't toe that line. That would mean even after marraige, I would continue to hunt for new wife effectively betraying current one each and every day. This is true for both husband and wife. Once your married, consider each other SRK, Ashwariya, John Ab, Bipasa, Hritik, Kajol or whatever.

The day you start looking at others, your marraige is effectively over.

For those that agree with movie premise, why get married in first place. continue meeting new partners each day.

Bottomline, Movie is in bad taste and especially bad when that is dished out by our super heros. Disgusting.

Mumbai Guy said...

Keshi already few comments on this. Hopefully I didn't contradict myself anywhere.

Neha : I really wish I get wife who would not crib for branded stuff. What more can husband ask ;)

starry nights said...

That is a really bad thing to domand it irritates me. Thats why a nice return policy is sometimes cancelled because of people like this.

Vaibhav said...

yeah, its really disgusting when people return things after they use them just for the purpose.
I know big departmental stores have such return policies for custome satisfaction, but many people take undue advantage,
For them its just making the optimum use of the available resouce.
Very cheap ...

ishita said...

oh...ppl do this deliberately?! pathetic:(...!!!

Ajay said...

eukk
people actually do that ?
plain cheap i say
buggers !

Anonymous said...

First off, did anyone ever tell you that your a very perceptive man?? This has nothing to do with this post, but what you wrote on my last one. Anyway, I agree with your point here......it is such a waste of time and money!!

radhika said...

i agree with what you said...but the essence of the movie was something else - only that the script could not do justice to the essence!

Yashita said...
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Yashita said...

oh...I didn't know people can do this also? how....disgusting? I hope I never buy these "used" clothes ever!

and hey! saw ur comments on my blog and various other blogs...ehhehee...poor u! u ahve to read the same old sad stuff...okay okay, we'll cheer up:)

Amy said...

I've never actually met anyone who does this, weird! I agree with you, it definatley short changes other people!

Mumbai Guy said...

Ishita : Oh yes.

Ajay : Yes again.

Meg : Close friends, yes they did. I am now smiling ;) You?

Radhika : Peace.

Yashita : I dont think they put these used clothes back on regular rack. But watch out for clearance sale. They do have all kinds.

Amy : You may have already. Just that they may not have discussed that wid you. Thank for stopping by my blog.

Keshi said...

ellooo hows u MG? :)

Keshi.

Krithika said...

yes yes and i know of people who return cellphones after using them to the fullest and that's like after smudging turmeric and all!

dhruv said...

well, i understand your feeling but as it is these store owners overcharge you so yes its ok to rip them off for a change :D

Mumbai Guy said...

Dhruv : Store owners overcharge with one of the excuse being the topic of this post. That apart, I dont think this is anywhere near to okay.

Mumbai Guy said...

Kritika : Lolz..turmeric eh? Some kind of puja on phone or what? :)

Keshi : Heyy wassup?

dhruv said...

Well, not all people are like that. Only a few rip off the stores. They are the smart ones while the dumb ones like me are ripped off :) So I dont think they really care ;)

Priyankari said...

well? people really do such things? cheap huh! now i think i need to really think a hundred times before buying something!

rachana said...

oh i do know such people! I hate them!

Priyanka Mahanta said...

Thats a really good thought and shows that you have had a good upbringing which is not very commonly seen in most of the people around us.