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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:18 am

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:08 pm

An actual bear.

Not a Bears fan? :BigGrin3:
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:04 am

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The dude who posted it on imgur wrote:Not my Facebook post... I just saw it in a local group page I'm on. I personally don't agree with the "I wouldn't believe someone had so little moral values or lack of conscience" part. I think it's absolutely hilarious that they actually accepted the return!

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:52 am

But this takes place in California.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:09 am

If they accepted the return it's their own damn fault. Shoulda told her where she could put it.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:26 am

Grammatron wrote:But this takes place in California.
Totally my bad – I easily mix up the two states with Spanish place names. :oops: . .. ... .... ..... ...... :mrgreen:

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:37 am

It reminds me of a podcast I listened to a couple years ago.

Apparently L.L. Bean has (or had) a famously lenient return policy. You could return any product at any time for any reason. IIRC, you didn't even need to still have the receipt. Of course people took full advantage of this:

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013 ... -they-want

Sunny Pettinati walked into the L.L. Bean store in Yonkers, N.Y., clutching a plastic bag and looking a little embarrassed.

"I'm returning a sweater that I purchased, I think, about 10 years ago," she said.

The sweater had sat in a drawer, unworn, for years, and she was trying her luck with the store's famously lenient return policy.

It turned out to be painless. A few taps on the keyboard, and the saleswoman handed her a gift card worth the full value of the sweater.

L.L. Bean has an astonishingly lenient return policy. The company has taken back a live Christmas wreath that had turned brown and a shirt ripped by a rescue crew after a car accident. My own Planet Money colleague, Lisa Chow, has been returning her L.L. Bean backpacks for two decades whenever a zipper breaks. She's gone through three or four backpacks this way. Every time, they send her a new one free.

I asked Steve Fuller, L.L. Bean's chief marketing officer, if Lisa was gaming the company's system. He was a model of nonjudgment. "If she believes her zippers should last a longer time, we'll respect that and we'll refund her money or give her a new product until she's happy," he said.

L.L. Bean customers seem more worried than Fuller about the return habits of their fellow shoppers. "A customer will come to the desk after watching a return, and she or he will say: 'I can't believe you're taking this back. I hope these people aren't ruining it for the rest of us,' " Fuller said.

L.L. Bean competitor REI used to have a return policy like L.L. Bean's. "I've seen some 15-year-old shoes that went directly into the trash in a toxic waste bag," Tim Spangler, REI's senior vice president for stores, told me.

But REI began to worry it was getting a reputation as a sucker. Customers started giving it nicknames like "Rental Equipment Inc." "Rent Every Item" was another. Some called it "Return Every Item."
For his part, Fuller of L.L. Bean says his company is sticking to its policy. He says he's never been in a meeting where someone questioned the value of the guarantee. The only question he gets is whether the company talks about it enough.

If anything, L.L. Bean seems to be welcoming the customers REI might be willing to let go. Behind its store counters, the guarantee is written in giant text. And there are a few reasons why this may be better business for L.L. Bean. Many of its sales are mail order, so it's less convenient for customers to return stuff. And, Fuller says, the crazy return stories are great marketing for the company.

"How many times has your colleague talked about the fact that she's returned that backpack, and L.L. Bean gave her a new one without question?" Fuller said. "That's really the value of the guarantee."

As a business practice, it's expensive. As advertising, it's cheap.


Also, they tell their employees not to give customers the stink-eye if they return something that's 10 years old and worn out.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 am

I bought some condoms from REI [Not actually "hilarious" reference to "just ask Your Mom, Waifu, cat, the Man Screaming on Your Corner" removed.--Ed.]

No, seriously! They were camo and could make a nice espresso!



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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Carr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:21 am

There's no drunk postin' in the building! If you must drunk post, you have to go to Reddit, a Youtube commentary, something called "Twitter," or a Social Justice Blog.

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:22 am

Getting in my bunk, Carr!

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Witness wrote:
Grammatron wrote:But this takes place in California.
Totally my bad – I easily mix up the two states with Spanish place names. :oops: . .. ... .... ..... ...... :mrgreen:


USA has several other states with "Spanish place names"
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:35 am

Grammatron wrote:USA has several other states with "Spanish place names"
Swell, extends my fail range! 8)

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Giz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 am

Grammatron wrote:
Witness wrote:
Grammatron wrote:But this takes place in California.
Totally my bad – I easily mix up the two states with Spanish place names. :oops: . .. ... .... ..... ...... :mrgreen:


USA has several other states with "Spanish place names"


Taco Bell, Chipotle, Moe's, etc.

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:17 am

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