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12/26/05-Tyler

East Texans Returning Christmas Gifts

Let the shopping and the returns begin. East Texans were out in full force, hunting for post-holiday discounts and returning unwanted gifts. The day after Christmas is estimated as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Some of the retail stores say the receipt can make a big difference when going back to exchange a gift.

East Texans spent the day standing in lines at the return counter. They were taking back some of those not so perfect Christmas gifts.

Hope Simpson tell us what she is returning, "Pajamas, shirts, sweaters and stuff. They didn't fit right and I'm just coming back to get stuff that I really do like."

Susanne Alsobrook says, "I'm returning a kids movie because she already has it. And I'm hoping to get a gift card."

If you don't have your receipt some stores like Target and Wal-Mart will give you a gift card. However, if the item is on sale you'll get a gift card for the item's current price.

While others were busy returning items, others are looking to spend some Christmas money. Joseph Cherry is looking for a video game, but not sure which one. Joseph says, "I'm going to find one that's for like $28.00 or less."

Some East Texans hunting for a bargain, could be found in the Christmas section of the store. A lot of the items were on clearance.

Shopper, Jackie Curtis says, "I know it will be cheaper later but some stuff won't be here then so I've got to get some of it now." Shopper Nina Clayborn says, "All the Christmas is half price so I like that. My son and his wife just built a new home and I was getting her stuff because she really doesn't have any Christmas stuff."

Whether you are spending some of your Christmas cash, or returning Christmas presents...holding on to those receipts could put some extra cash in your pocket.

The retailers we spoke with say they have a 90 day return policy. Which means you must return the item within 90 days of purchase.

Karolyn Davis reporting. kdavis@kltv.com

 

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