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Holiday Gift Returns

holiday shoppersMEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of people headed to stores returning those unwanted presents. Several large corporations are shorting its holiday return periods.

Best Buy is cutting its regular return period in half. Special orders are also no longer refundable. Sears has also reduced its time period for returning items for major appliances and vacuums, from 60 to 30 days.

For those children presents, Toys-R-Us shortened its return window on certain electronics if purchased on or after November 1st. For some shoppers at the Rogue Valley Mall, they’re noticing more people returning and shopping compared to other holidays.

“There are more people here now than there were at Midnight at Black Friday, which is interesting to me because it’s not Black Friday and usually there’s 100 people out,” said shopper Ashley Dipple.

The National Retail Federation predicts 6% of holiday returns will be fraudulent this year. That’s up 4.6% from last year.