Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd
Have you ever seen that commercial? It pretty much went exactly as I described it.
Basically, I look at it this way. I purchase some items that I know I will like and I would only take them back if they break within 30 days. I also buy some items I am not sure if I will like and I might take those back just because they don't do what I want. I also buy a few items that I either know nothing about or that I think are sub-par but the item I want is out of stock. In those cases I would only keep the item if it exceeds my expectations or if the other item never gets in stock. either way Best Buy gets my money and I am sure they still make money on the transactions or they would be in CC's position.
I believe all of the above scenarios fit well within the BB and CC return policy. I see absolutely nothing wrong with trying an item that you don't expect to be as good as another.
I actually bet that CC and BB don't mind people returning a couple of items a year because they put open box items out there at virtually list price. BB isn't loosing a significant amount on their return policy or they would change it. CC is failing because they don't have enough cashiers. People will not wait in lines anymore.
Either way, your view on the return policy still doesn't warrant the actions of the op, as they are completely different scenario's. He originally stated (before he edited his first post
) his intentions were to return the product and use it just to hold him over until he got the 1018.
I agree with you that those who aren't completely satisfied SHOULD return the product, and it is their right (in accordance with this particular return policy) to try a product out they believe may be satisfactory but have doubts. This has nothing to do with "using a product to hold me over"...
Taking advantage of a return policy for personal gain is wrong, IMO.
Lets look at another scenario of trying something out for personal gain without the intention of purchasing it:
That would be like saying, "I'm gonna test drive a car so I can go to the mall because I don't want to pay for a taxi, and I don't have a car now and I just can't go without shopping!"... How many people agree with this scenario?
This is pretty much dead on with saying "I'm gonna buy, use, return, then buy, use, return a product to hold me over until I can get the receiver I want because I just can't go without my home theater"...