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Re: Return after evaluation

Subject: Re: Return after evaluation
From: "Martyn Stewart" mijdog2000
Date: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:24 am ((PST))
I have used this system to the max and coming from the UK it was
unheard of, if you buy anything there that is faulty they get it fixed
for you!
The first month in the USA I saw a bloke return a pair of shoes he had
worn for 3 years, he returned them to the shop keeper and said "you
know what, i never really liked them" and he got a full refund,
without a bloody receipt!

I bought a computer from Costco many years ago and the clerk told me
to return it each year and upgrade it, i laughed but he said it was
true so i took him up on it, sure enough i returned it and no
questions were asked.. i did it another 3 times until my conscience
cracked. Since then, Costo now have a 6 month return policy with all
computers. But it is like that here across the board! My wife is from
Australia and she too is amazed at the waste... so, when in Rome!
blah, blah, blah...

Martyn Stewart

Redmond. WA

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On Dec 12, 2007, at 7:15 AM, oryoki2000 wrote:

> "Oryoki" wrote
> > After a week of living with the new Sony PCM-D50, I returned it.
> I'm frequently interested in gear that I can't examine in a local shop
> before the sale. So I purchase online from a merchant that allows a
> return within a limited time period. For example, B&H Photo Video and
> Trew Audio have a 5 day return policy. Cascade Media allows a week.
> Sweetwater and Guitar Center let you evaluate your purchase for about
> 2 weeks.
> All companies have restrictions in their return policy. For example,
> no vendor I'm aware of will accept the return of a microphone
> (presumably for health reasons).
> If you're ordering for evaluation, be sure to check with the vendor
> about their current policy. Sometimes the company's web pages are not
> up-to-date.
> Evaluating products in this way is not free. You have to pay for
> shipping both ways, and sometimes you have to pay a restocking fee.
> In my case, the expense is worthwhile because it gives me hands-on
> experience with gear that I can't see locally.
> --oryoki

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