How to Get a Refund on Almost Anything

How to Get a Refund on Almost Anything

Consider selling it online

If you can't figure out where your gift came from or the store won't take it back, selling it online is an option. Suggests Bodge, "There's Amazon Marketplace, Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Craigslist, Poshmark for clothing…to name a few." Hopefully, you can at least get some money in your pocket for the item. Here's everything you need to know about using Facebook Marketplace.

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If you bought it…and then it went on sale

You purchased that must-have item as soon as you saw it. But then, a few days later, you went back to the store…and noticed that it was on sale. Great. Luckily, you don't have to throw your arms up in aggravation and accept your fate! Check to see if the store or retailer you purchased the item from offers a "price adjustment refund" or "price drop refund"; many do. Unfortunately, though, you may only have a certain number of days to get this price adjustment—and it may be fewer days than the regular return policy allows. So make sure to do your research. You may also have to return the item and buy it again at the sale price, rather than simply getting the difference in money handed right to you…but hey, that's still the same amount of money going back into your pocket. Finally, some stores may just offer you the price difference amount in store credit. Read on for the secret store policies that can save you lots of money.


  • Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert
  • FindLaw: "Return Policies and Refunds"
  • MoneyTalksNews: "COVID-19 Prompts Return Policy Changes"
  • Money Manifesto: "3 Ways To Get A Price Drop Refund After You Purchase An Item"
  • USA Today: "How to take advantage of post-purchase price drops"

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