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2013-09-19 02:34:57 AM
Up next: Smart designer aaccessories to hide B-Tags.
 
2013-09-19 07:27:53 AM
Wait...this is actually a problem?

*Thinks*

Er, never mind.  Of COURSE it's a problem.
 
2013-09-19 08:40:38 AM
You'd think someone would start a business selling these clothes at a deep discount to be worn once and returned when its over, thereby not needing to do this... You know, for special occasions, like weddings and proms.
 
2013-09-19 08:45:43 AM
I have two cheap annoying friends who do this all the time. Especially with Nordstrom. Good on Bloomingdales!
 
2013-09-19 09:03:23 AM
What about used panties?
 
2013-09-19 09:23:30 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: What about used panties?


Those are resold from vending machines in Japan.
 
2013-09-19 09:32:55 AM
Yup. Cheap asshats exist everywhere.

In my time in retail, it was disturbingly common for people to buy something like a turkey fryer and return it 3 days after a major holiday because it "doesn't work right". Sometimes they would clean it.

/Hates customers
 
2013-09-19 09:38:48 AM
I hear a similar thing happens with TVs a few days after the Superbowl.
 
2013-09-19 09:53:34 AM

hornblowerfan: I have two cheap annoying friends who do this all the time. Especially with Nordstrom. Good on Bloomingdales!


Nordstrom's return policy means they have to deal with asshats and their shenanigans, but overall it gives them an edge over other competitors in that price range.  I suspect once Bloomie's puts this policy into place, Nordstrom will see an uptick in sales and returns, but more "kept sales" total.
 
2013-09-19 11:09:20 AM
Good. Fark those scamming morans
 
2013-09-19 11:16:05 AM
Do they also drink abandoned drinks?
 
2013-09-19 11:16:21 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: What about used panties?


No, they sell them online. Regular and extra crispy. So I'm told.
 
2013-09-19 11:44:01 AM
Why are women so cheap?
 
2013-09-19 12:11:47 PM

LeroyB: I hear a similar thing happens with TVs a few days after the Superbowl.


I've heard some places implement outrageous restocking fees for returned TVs around that time.
 
2013-09-19 12:12:23 PM

wakizashi: Why are women so cheap?


Because their clothes are so freakin' expensive?
 
2013-09-19 12:28:19 PM

ajgeek: You'd think someone would start a business selling these clothes at a deep discount to be worn once and returned when its over, thereby not needing to do this... You know, for special occasions, like weddings and proms.


www.RentTheRunway.com rents designer dresses.
 
2013-09-19 12:33:30 PM
As long as stores allow this, it will continue happening.  Not that I agree with it, but that's the way it is.
 
2013-09-19 12:34:45 PM
Seems like something a 20% "restocking fee" would solve quickly enough, across the board.
 
2013-09-19 12:39:14 PM

Beeblebrox: wakizashi: Why are women so cheap?

Because their clothes are so freakin' expensive?


No, because they are vain and stupid as a group.  Can never wear the same dress twice and can't be seen wearing a dress someone in your social circle has already worn.  That puts pressure on buying dresses vs. renting.  Also people want name brand things ($200 white t-shirt comes to mind so this is not gender specific).  Morning shows and magazines do this all the time.  Show two models dressed similarly, but one is wearing top name brands and costs $1,000; The other is wearing off-brands and the outfit is $100.
 
2013-09-19 12:50:50 PM
This is an urban/suburban/petit bourgeois cultural thing.
Never encountered anyone who would buy a bunch of stuff then take half of it back until I met a woman from Long Island.
 
2013-09-19 01:01:32 PM
Real housewives of living beyond your means because you care what others think of your appearance.

Dumb broads.
 
2013-09-19 01:11:55 PM
I had an idea for something that might combat this phenomenon. Wouldn't it be possible to put some kind of label inside the article of clothing that would react to the wearer's body heat, so it could show how long the clothes had been on a human body?

You don't have to wear something for more than a couple of minutes to determine that you should have gotten it in a smaller size or a different color or whatever, so trying on a dress again at home wouldn't have any effect on the label.
 
2013-09-19 01:37:21 PM

Nogale: I had an idea for something that might combat this phenomenon. Wouldn't it be possible to put some kind of label inside the article of clothing that would react to the wearer's body heat, so it could show how long the clothes had been on a human body?

You don't have to wear something for more than a couple of minutes to determine that you should have gotten it in a smaller size or a different color or whatever, so trying on a dress again at home wouldn't have any effect on the label.


Don't these broads pretty much only wear these dresses in hopes of having them taken off as quickly as possible?
 
2013-09-19 01:59:45 PM
what about blue dresses with semen stains?
 
2013-09-19 02:50:31 PM

Nogale: I had an idea for something that might combat this phenomenon. Wouldn't it be possible to put some kind of label inside the article of clothing that would react to the wearer's body heat, so it could show how long the clothes had been on a human body?

You don't have to wear something for more than a couple of minutes to determine that you should have gotten it in a smaller size or a different color or whatever, so trying on a dress again at home wouldn't have any effect on the label.


So you can't return anything that you leave in your car at the next store. Or if it's summer and you don't have AC. Or that's in front of a vent in the car with the heat on in the winter. Or that was in a bag near a bag of food from a fast food joint or grocery store.
 
2013-09-19 02:51:25 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: This is an urban/suburban/petit bourgeois cultural thing.
Never encountered anyone who would buy a bunch of stuff then take half of it back until I met a woman from Long Island.


You never met a woman that admitted it. People everywhere do it.
 
2013-09-19 02:56:06 PM
Its not just the ladies, guys do it also with power tools, saw it way too often when I worked at Home Depot
 
2013-09-19 03:07:13 PM
I've done this myself. Back in the day when I was in the Navy, I'd go to the Navy exchange, buy a 2 cassette deck, copy my buddies mix tapes, then return the deck.

I have no problem doing this for a big ticket item that I'll only use once. Best place to do it? Costco. They'll take back anything!
 
2013-09-19 03:39:02 PM

yanoosh: Its not just the ladies, guys do it also with power tools, saw it way too often when I worked at Home Depot


How many people buy generators before the "storm of the century" only to return it 2 days afterward?
 
2013-09-19 03:40:59 PM

yanoosh: Its not just the ladies, guys do it also with power tools, saw it way too often when I worked at Home Depot


THAT would be one of my uncles. "How much to rent this power washer for a day? $65? ok. How much if I buy one and return it. oh, 15% restocking fee. ok."  I can see the math in his brain: $200 washer x 15% = $30. "I'll take this one." Yes he is a jerk.
When I worked at Sears we had a real-estate agent that would buy and return lawn equipment (ESPECIALLY lawn tractors.) He'd buy one, use it to mow/maintain the 1+ acre lot he was trying to sell or whatever and return (obviously used) it claiming he never used it. My dumbazzed manager wouldn't charge him the re-stock fee even though he came in OVER and OVER and did this.
 
2013-09-19 03:43:06 PM

ajgeek: You'd think someone would start a business selling these clothes at a deep discount to be worn once and returned when its over, thereby not needing to do this... You know, for special occasions, like weddings and proms.


not sure if you're being sarcastic, but there's a start-up called "rent the runway" that does exactly this.
 
2013-09-19 03:48:56 PM

MBrady: what about blue dresses with semen stains?


That is so 1990's
 
2013-09-19 04:17:50 PM

KingKauff: MBrady: what about blue dresses with semen stains?

That is so 1990's


But is it So Raven?
 
2013-09-19 04:53:42 PM

Hyjamon: ($200 white t-shirt comes to mind so this is not gender specific).


I call that getting swindled and pimped
I call that getting tricked by a business
 
2013-09-19 05:19:58 PM
Yeah, I don't see this working the way they think it will. I mean, if I'm paying luxury prices for anything, I'm going to expect a stellar customer experience. If I wanted retail employees telling me what I can and can't do, I'd save a few thousand dollars and go to Wal-Mart like everyone else.
 
2013-09-19 05:25:22 PM

Hyjamon: Beeblebrox: wakizashi: Why are women so cheap?

Because their clothes are so freakin' expensive?

No, because they are conditioned to be vain and stupid as a group.  Can never wear the same dress twice and can't be seen wearing a dress someone in your social circle has already worn.  That puts pressure on buying dresses vs. renting.  Also people want name brand things ($200 white t-shirt comes to mind so this is not gender specific).  Morning shows and magazines do this all the time.  Show two models dressed similarly, but one is wearing top name brands and costs $1,000; The other is wearing off-brands and the outfit is $100.


FTFY. I know this is Fark, but watch the misogyny.
 
2013-09-19 05:51:30 PM

Gonz: Hyjamon: ($200 white t-shirt comes to mind so this is not gender specific).

I call that getting swindled and pimped
I call that getting tricked by a business


It's just some ignorant biatch shiat.
 
2013-09-19 05:54:02 PM
So... Black light special?
 
2013-09-19 06:07:35 PM

yanoosh: Its not just the ladies, guys do it also with power tools, saw it way too often when I worked at Home Depot


I won't lie , I was going to do that with a A/C we were going to use while camping, but it was only $99 so I just kept it
Looked kinda like this i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-19 06:09:35 PM

mcreadyblue: www.RentTheRunway.com rents designer dresses.


balki1867: not sure if you're being sarcastic, but there's a start-up called "rent the runway" that does exactly this.


I figured there are dozens of these places and the women who pull this nonsense want that "no one else is wearing this" look. But for two farkers to pull up the exact same one...
 
2013-09-19 06:12:30 PM

SharkaPult: My dumbazzed manager wouldn't charge him the re-stock fee even though he came in OVER and OVER and did this.


Your boss was getting a cut(no pun) or was in the process or buying something from the guy
 
2013-09-19 07:00:44 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Yup. Cheap asshats exist everywhere.

In my time in retail, it was disturbingly common for people to buy something like a turkey fryer and return it 3 days after a major holiday because it "doesn't work right". Sometimes they would clean it.

/Hates customers


That happened to me fairly often when I sold stereo equipment.
 
2013-09-19 07:33:41 PM
New hotness: b tag dress party.
 
2013-09-19 08:56:53 PM

Hyjamon: Beeblebrox: wakizashi: Why are women so cheap?

Because their clothes are so freakin' expensive?

No, because they are vain and stupid as a group.  Can never wear the same dress twice and can't be seen wearing a dress someone in your social circle has already worn.  That puts pressure on buying dresses vs. renting.  Also people want name brand things ($200 white t-shirt comes to mind so this is not gender specific).  Morning shows and magazines do this all the time.  Show two models dressed similarly, but one is wearing top name brands and costs $1,000; The other is wearing off-brands and the outfit is $100.


That could be shortened to:

Women are vain, vapid, tw*#s.
 
2013-09-19 10:25:58 PM

ajgeek: You'd think someone would start a business selling these clothes at a deep discount to be worn once and returned when its over, thereby not needing to do this... You know, for special occasions, like weddings and proms.


Those places do exist and seem to be doing quite well.
 
2013-09-19 10:41:15 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: yanoosh: Its not just the ladies, guys do it also with power tools, saw it way too often when I worked at Home Depot

I won't lie , I was going to do that with a A/C we were going to use while camping, but it was only $99 so I just kept it
Looked kinda like this [i.imgur.com image 500x375]


Uh, that's not camping.    That's sleeping in a tent with an outlet 15 feet away from you with an A/C.

Or do you pack a really really long extension cord and strap that thing to your back and hike 15 miles up a mountain?
 
2013-09-19 11:06:18 PM
Looks like tags are about to come into fashion.
 
2013-09-19 11:25:09 PM

Beeblebrox: wakizashi: Why are women so cheap?

Because their clothes are so freakin' expensive?


That's part of it because women's professional clothing is ridiculously expensive. Another part is that a guy can buy one nice gray suit and wear it every day for every occasion and nobody bats and eyelash.  If a woman wore the same dress (or business suit) every day at work, people would immediately biatch to HR that she doesn't wash her clothes (and probably not herself, either).

Yes, those crappy double standards exist. A professional biz guy can get buy with three suits, but a professional biz gal needs at least 10 to start -- and womens' clothes are notoriously NOT "one size fits most."
 
2013-09-19 11:40:01 PM
Worked at Foot Locker in college, and cannot tell you how many times women in royal blue sweatsuits and royal blue hair would buy royal blue Reeboks, wear them to the club that night, then return them the next day. Retail sucks, but it's not a goddamn Rent-a-Center.
 
2013-09-20 12:05:45 AM
Xmas, Mid-1970s: Worked for big discount chain in the "Trim-A-Tree" dept.

My supervisor/trainer warned, "people will buy an artificial tree and then return it 12/26, insisting that a branch was missing." I thought it was crazy.

Sure enough, it happened--twice.

/People in retail, alas, have to toe the "customer is always right" line

//Good on Bloomingdale's to do this.
 
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