Originally Posted by CraigSamuel
I am not knocking you for doing this at all.
But, there is a loss when this happens and of course, we the consumer will pay for the loss, not the store.
Consumers do not pay for the loss. The store accepting returns will bear that cost. In truth, they are not selling at a loss. They are just not making as large a profit. If they were losing money they would stop accepting returns for "no questions asked".
Originally Posted by agincourt
It's dishonest because you lower the value of the product you return as TVs have to be sold as open box.
How about going to the store and telling them you are going to buy 3 sets but will be returning the 2 you dont like and see if they sell them to you. You won't do that because they will say no. That's why Best Buy always asks a reason for the return
People love to come here and brag about their dishonest scams hoping others will agree. Dont be surprised when they don't agree with your kind of "morality"
I'm not bragging at all. I actually never do this myself. I do my research and if I was wrong, I just live with my mistake, sell it and get option 2 or give it to someone in my family. I wouldn't know if they would or would not sell me three Tvs at Best Buy or not, but I have bought two from Costco and they never questioned me about it. I'm not particularly happy with them, but they are still hanging on my walls. As for Best Buy asking reason for return, I have no clue about that practice either as I have never returned anything to them.
The morality of this practice can be debatable, but I won't lose any sleep over people doing it. Like I said, I have never done this nor do I ever plan on doing it. These big box stores that accept returns for any reason already know this is a cost of doing business. Just like paying the 2-5% to credit card companies to accept credit cards. I know many people that work at Best Buy and Fry's Electronics. I also used to work for a well known electronics manufacturers and know people in other electronic manufacturing companies. I know the prices the stores like Best Buy pays for the TVs. They are still making a profit on open box TVs. Just not as much as full price.
I'm guessing in your train of thought, paying anything less than full price would be morally wrong since bargaining for a lower price would reduce the value of the product below what they wanted to sell it for. Do you go to the car dealer and just write a check for the full sticker price? So tell me again, how is returning a product in accords of the store's return policy dishonest or a scam?