By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Gift giving and receiving is complicated and emotional. While the rising popularity of store gift cards and prepaid cards has lessened the worry about returns in the post-holiday frenzy, there often remains one present that doesn't warm your insides like the others. Or, you've received the same item twice because two relatives know you all too well. Regardless, deliver a big, heart-felt "thank you" and then figure out how to return or exchange the present.
There's often nothing special about gift returns and exchanges at this time or year. Cheapism's return guide, which examines the return policies at 22 online and retail stores, shows only seven with special holiday return policies. Vendors that change their policies, such as Amazon, Sears, Target, and Walmart, often do so in a way that benefits shoppers. Most allow purchases made between the beginning of November and the end of DecemberRead More »from Holiday Returns: What You Need to Know