Reader Jon writes in to let us know that your complaining has had a positive effect on Target’s return policy. They will now allow you to return duplicate wedding registry gifts without asking your friends and relatives for a receipt.
My wife-to-be and I had registered at Target for our wedding, knowing that consumers have had a bad experiences returning items off their registry without a receipt. Well, we got ourselves married (yay!) and lo and behold, we had present duplicates, including a set of blenders that lacked a gift receipt.
We went in and exchanged the duplicates that we could, and complained (loudly) about the blender that we couldn’t. What we didn’t expect was for the rep we were working with to pull us aside and tell us to come back in a few days and we should be able to return it off of the registry.
I went in this morning, and it did! They have re-added the Gift Purchase Log, and you are able to return items off of that without a receipt if you let them scan your ID. The rep I was working with this morning was unaware of the change, but the manager set her straight right away!
Victory for the consumer!
We are pleased to hear that this silly policy has been fixed.
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