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- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 3:24 PM EST | CommentsJulie Keith was unpacking some of last year's Halloween decorations when she stumbled upon an upsetting letter wedged into the packaging.
This letter was found in Halloween decorations purchased from Kmart
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the Chinese laborer, who had made the decoration, pleading for help.
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The letter reads: "Sir, if you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."
"I was so frustrated that this letter had been sitting in storage for over a year, that this person had written this plea for help and nothing had come of it." Julie Keith told Yahoo! Shine. "Then I was shocked. This person had probably risked their life to get this letter in this package."
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- Fri, Dec 28, 2012 11:50 AM EST | CommentsShow gratitude to your favorite gift-givers with these unique, splashy ways to say, "gee, you shouldn't have, but I love you for it!" By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
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- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 4:23 PM EST | Comments
By Kara Reinhardt, Cheapism.com
Unfortunately even the best of intentions can breed unwanted gifts: the sweater that clings too tightly, the DVD you already own, the jewelry that's someone else's style. The National Retail Federation estimates that consumers will return $62.7 billion worth of holiday merchandise this year. Unsatisfied gift recipients will find some retailers more generous than others. Many issue refunds only in the original method of payment, for example, so a gift receipt often entitles the bearer to an exchange or store credit rather than cash back. Most retailers also leave recipients on the hook for return shipping, but companies with an offline presence usually take back online purchases at their brick-and-mortar stores.
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Cheapism has rounded up the store return policies for nearly two dozen of the nation's largest retailers. Companies including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Sea...Read More »
- Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:02 AM EST | CommentsBy Leah Bourne, The Vivant
There is no better time to get a seriously good deal on luxury goods. From the Chloe "it" bag that is suddenly much more affordable to a Calvin Klein Collection dress that is a whopping 85 percent off, we've rounded up the best sales of the season.
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- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:34 AM EST | CommentsSource: 4 Things to Do With Gifts You Don't Want
Now that the Christmas rush is over, you might be less than giddy over some of the gifts you received. Every year, millions of dollars are wasted on unwanted gifts, but that doesn't mean you should let your own unwanted present go to waste. If you're eyeing a certain gift with distaste, here are a couple of options you can take:
- Exchange or return it to the store: If the kind recipient was thoughtful enough to include a gift receipt, use the opportunity to trade the present in for an item that you actually want or to get a refund. Remember not to take too long when returning the gift, because there usually is a time frame for when the store will accept a return. Also, check the return policy to see if you're allowed to get a full refund or if you're only allowed to trade the item in for another.
- Sell it online: Sell the unwanted gifts on sites like Craigslist, eBay, or Amazon. If you don't have much experience with
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