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January 3rd, 2009, 04:36 PM
Wolfmama09's Avatar " He's a marshmallow!"
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How do you feel about this? HOw would you feel if you caught someone returning something you took a long time to pick out for them? And oh yeha, happy late Christmas/new yrs everyone

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January 3rd, 2009, 05:18 PM
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I dont see the problem with it. I return gifts i dont like, or that dont fit ect for something that i will use, its better to get use out of a gift then have it sit in my closet collecting dust. Whenever i buy gifts i always give the gift receipt with them, if they dont like what ive picked out id much rather them get something they do like.
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January 3rd, 2009, 11:58 PM
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I want to be cool & say I wouldn't mind if someone returned my gift - but hey, I am human. If I took a serious amount of time & effort in trying to get something I thought they would like of course i will feel bad & be disappointed if they don't want it or like it. I would rather not know honestly. That being said, I WOULD feel worse knowing someone felt that I inflicted an item into their lives that they now feel obliged to use or hold onto - because to me a gift is only a gift when it is given with no strings attached (meaning not even the requirement to keep it, use it or love it!).
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January 20th, 2009, 10:34 PM
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I'm seriously having a huge issue on this one.. I got a beautiful professional air hockey table from my dad for Christmas.. The problem is I don't have a place to put it. My dad was (apparently) wanting to give this to us for over 5 yrs. He has so much pride that it would break his heart if I didn't set it up soon. ((BLAH!))
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January 20th, 2009, 10:49 PM
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I don't return gifts ever. I don't have any shame in regifting them though! The only exception would be something from my Mom as she usually makes something for me handmade and I treasure that more than gold.

We have a few relatives that give very generic gifts, as in something that is placed in the middle of a Wal-Mart aisle meant for the hard to buy for shopper, like the massagers, or the gift packs of shower gel/lotion/body spray. For example we recieved a "soundscape", something that plays rain, ocean sounds, jungle, etc..... not something we ever thought about wanting or felt like we needed.....so we'll give it the next year for a company party or a co-worker. I'm still very grateful for the thought and I never let on what we did with it. I just don't have any shame in this.
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February 17th, 2009, 05:03 PM
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I don't return gifts ever. I don't have any shame in regifting them though![/b]
Totally agree.
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February 20th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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lol iam also a fan of regifting!

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February 21st, 2009, 01:02 PM
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I've done both.

But if I'm returning, it's usually something from my parents that they picked up, and since mom always includes a receipt (and not the gift one lol) that's an indication that it's ok to return, and I usually tell her I am. She gave me a video game one year I owned, I told her, she told me to take it back and get something else from the electronics department or new clothes (no shoes... lol). My grandparents and aunts are the same way, tho I've had to return few gifts.

I have regifted a few gifts, and I have a lovely lavender bath set sitting on my dresser because it's pretty.. and I'm sure it'll find a new home this year... I hate lavender!
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March 8th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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I don't find anything wrong with it! My sister for so long bought me clothes from this same store, and I was like, "Hello, I hate this." After the 3rd year. All those clothes went to good will so she got me a gift card this year.

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