Stores Are Now Banning Shoppers For Too Many Returns!
Hey guys! Did you know that select stores are now keeping track of how many times you return your items? Yes, its true! We now get a limit on how many times we can return items back to a store. Yikes…
According to ABC News, many stores are now flagging “serial returners” and banning them from the return counter. A company called “The Retail Equation”, is keeping detailed reports in efforts to stop return fraud, which is reportedly a $10 billion problem each year.
A recent USA Today report says clients include:
- Best Buy
- Home Depot
- JC Penney
- Victoria’s Secret
- Bath and Body Works
A ABC News Reporter had the chance to talk to a Best Buy customer about the experience he had when made a trip to return a couple of computer items.
He says, “the first transaction got a warning. The next return was denied, and the clerk couldn’t do anything about it.” It appears he had been flagged as a serial returner, even though he had not even opened his purchases.
Sources say stores ask for your driver’s license when making a return to enter your name into a national system. Even if you have a receipt and the item is unopened, the company will collect and hold that data.
What is the world coming to? Is this even fair? Share your thoughts!!