Over the weekend, we broke the news that Best Buy had quietly repealed its policy of charging up to 15% restocking fees on almost all electronics purchases. But as some readers have pointed out, this could lead to a surge in the number of customers who “rent” new products from the retail chain.
Without the restocking fees, some argue that more people will be inclined to purchase items they only need for a short time (video cameras for recording weddings; big-ass TVs to watch the Eagles thump on the Giants) and then return them without penalty.
But we wanted to know from you, the readers of Consumerist.com, whether or not you would give into this temptation. So if you will please take a moment to vote in the poll and perhaps share your thoughts in the comments.