Speaking of making returns, retailers are placing some serial returners on blacklists. This is mainly to prevent abuse, like these scammers who stole over a million dollars from Home Depot in fraudulent returns, but sometimes legitimate consumers can find themselves on the return blacklist. Based on first-hand experience, Become’s Pocket Change tells us how to get off the list. — BEN POPKEN
The good news is that banning can typically be deleted at least once by calling the corporate office and requesting removal from the list. Honest people with legitimate identities are not meant to be punished. When calling, you can catch more flies with honey. Calmly explaining your reasons for the returns without receipt will get you much further than yelling at the poor operator.
The Blacklist Does Exist! [Become’s Pocket Change]