Re: Accused of Trying to Defraud Target
by RedheadWGlasses - Posted Tue September 25, 2007 @ 12:24 PM
One day, I needed a new toaster. I bought the cheap $10 toaster at Target and took it home. It didn't work -- the lever that moves the bread down to be toasted didn't actually stay down, so you had to hold it down yourself if you wanted toast. Not good.
I took it back and got another, identical toaster (thinking the first one was just defective/bad luck). This 2nd toaster did the same thing as the first one. I returned this toaster for money/store credit and headed back to the toasters to bump it up a notch expense-wise.
What I found was the first toaster I had purchased (remember, the one that was defective). I could tell they had just taped the box back up and put it on the shelf because I had written someone's phone number (in a pinch) on the box, and that number was still on the box on the shelf. I got out a marker, and I wrote on every single box of that specific toaster: "DEFECTIVE."
Shame on that Target store for returning defective merchandise to the shelf for someone else to buy and deal with.