Your financial thresholds for returns/refunds/exchanges etc

:smiley: I dread to think how many clothes there would be in her place if I wasn’t physically removing them regularly.

All joking aside, I obviously don’t mind running this errand occasionally, I cannot fathom the mindset of deliberately ordering multiple versions of a thing knowing full well that an errand will be required though but, you know, people live their lives in different ways innit.

Our lot already have an online system… Just need to write some software that scans my oyster journey history, looks for late trains, takes a screenshot and fills out the form for me… Maybe I’ve given myself something to do for the rest of the year.

You could not post on DiS today and spend the time doing your expenses instead. £700 not to DiS!

Very very rarely buy things that might need returning “in store” – would factor that in before purchasing and make plans accordingly, ie try stuff on before buying, read a review thoroughly, etc.

Online things: would return anything above about £5 I think. The Post Office is right next to work and if there’s free pre-paid returns then it’s a no brainer as I can stroll past the queue and dump it on the fast track counter.

In fairness, she always sets out to do it herself but time gets away from her very regularly in her line of work, I’d be a lot less forgiving of it if she was routinely doing it working on the assumption that I’ll do it every time.

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Mrs Z does this, too, but in a less irritating way (I get to collect+ the returns). Although she is prone to buying stuff, then finding ASOS have a 20% discount day 24 hours later and ordering the exact same stuff all over again.

Can you increase your offer a bit?

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Oh God, lots and lots of ^This


IKEA - will literally return anything there thanks to the 365 day return policy and the fact that we usually go a couple of times a year, even though on occasion there’s a 30 minute+ wait in returns. We currently have a hook that cost us £2 sitting in the garage waiting to go back on our next visit.

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if you don’t return items because you hate queuing at the post office

but you are going to the post office to take stuff back for your partner anyway

just take the stuff you want to return at the same time


Thank you for your suggestion, Bluto. I don’t currently have any postal returns that need processing but I will strive to combine these activities in future.

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Ok I’ve added it up and it is CONSIDERABLY more than what I initially thought.

I’ll do it after lunch.

(fucking hell it’s a lot)


I generally don’t buy clothes online, and as such normally always check it fits properly before purchasing. So I rarely have to return anything, if I do I have no qualms in taking stuff back for a few quid.

Also I don’t tend to buy that much stuff, so again rarely have anything to return.

However at this exact moment I’m about to order some kitchen wall tiles and floor tiles ready for my builder. We’re going to over order just in case, and any unopened packets will be going back.

I will usually order multiple sizes or styles of something similar cause FREE RETURNS

But I’d be really having a laugh if I ever thought my bf would take a parcel back for me. I can’t even picture him queuing in a post office.


It’s always worth “returning” low value stuff to Amazon - had a few things where a 2nd hand DVD was faulty, or a book was in French or something, Every time they just give you your money back and tell you not to bother sending it back

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i often buy sizes that are a bit snug and think, oh well, i’ll lose some weight and keep them

15 yeas later here i am

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If it cost less than about £20 (or any price but comes from a chinese seller) it just goes to the charity shop. It’s just not worth trying to return stuff to china and you always have to spend postage on the package that you know will never arrive (even if you pay for tracked.)

I sometimes buy things in two sizes with the intention of returning the one that fits less well, but since I am kind of in between two sizes anyway I can never decide which one to return. so one will become my ‘period jeans’ e.g,. and the other will be my ‘skinny jeans’.

how much, just so we know how much to laugh at you