I'm not going to go into some whiny diatribe about how I'm some huge victim. I will simply say that I purchased a product from Target not too far back that did not work in the manner in which it was advertised to do. When attempting to return it to Target because I was not pleased with it, I was informed that Target only accepts returns of merchandise if it is brand new and unopened....and with a receipt....and with the credit card it was purchased. The last 2 I had no problems with, but that first one? Whoo boy, that's one of the worst return policies I've ever seen for a product that's not a game, a movie, or a music CD.
It is absolutely your right to have a return policy like that. Just like it's my right to move the approximate $1,000 per month I was spending at my local Target (including groceries) in the Seattle area to Fred Meyer or Amazon.com, both of whom have equal or lower prices than Target, price match guarantees, and return policies that are not so woefully restrictive. This is exactly what I'm going to be doing, for the record. With a policy like that, I would sooner set foot in a Wal-Mart than deal with that.
Will not frequent Target again until that return policy is loosened to more industry-standard terms.
Monetary Loss: $45.