Knoxville stores flooded with after Christmas returns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Christmas has come and gone, but now there is another rush filling stores. Those unwanted gifts are being brought back in.
 
"It's just busy and I love it. I love the chaos of Christmas, after Christmas. I love all of it," said Jennifer Tipton. "I just came to bring back a doll that my mom and myself had purchased for my daughter, and she opened up one of them so I decided to bring the other back."

The manager at Target in Turkey Creek said the day after Christmas is one of the busiest days for them for returns and exchanges. They actually see about 30 percent more returns and exchanges on that day than any other day.

"There's a ton that just, they don't want it. I had somebody return something for a dollar last week, so you never know," said store manager Meghan Fulton.

Before you run out to make that return though, it is best to know what policies are in place.

You have through the first week of January at Target to return electronics purchased as a gift instead of the usual 30 days from purchase policy. For everything else, you have 90 days to return.

At Walmart, if an item has a 15 or 30 day return policy, the time to return it started the day after Christmas. Ninety day return items stay the same: the 90 days starts on the day received.

Kohl's has an extended electronics policy, too. Premium electronics purchased from November 1 through December 25 may be returned by January 31.

At most stores, whether you get cash back or an in-store credit usually depends on if you have your receipt.

Plan to be among plenty of other people doing the same thing.

"A lot of my friends are going out. My sister in law actually wanted me to go with her today, but I was like we have too many places to go!" Tipton said.

Target also said they are seeing an influx of shoppers right after Christmas because after holiday sales started. They opened the store in Turkey Creek Tuesday morning with about two dozen people waiting to get in.


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