Knowing the refund and return policy after Christmas makes exchanging or bringing back a Walmart gift painless. When sales, specials, and deals begin on Dec. 26., retailers expect large holiday crowds to continue through New Year’s 2012 as shoppers snap up last minute items.
Policies for Exchanging, Refunding, and Returning Walmart Store Merchandise
What stores are open, closed on Christmas Day?
- Exchange, Returns policy at Walmart: Most store items can be refunded or exchanged with a receipt. But it has to be within 90 days of purchasing items (including Christmas gifts). Note: Go to walmartstores.com to see exceptions for electronic and other items.
- No receipt policy on returns and exchanges: Without proof of purchase, cash is given (less than $25). Any amount above that requires credit be issued on a Walmart gift card (based on the last lowest selling price). You always have the right to an even exchange as part of the store’s return policy. For FAQs and further information, read more.
After Christmas Sales at Walmart Include Popular Electronics
Now that you’re armed with knowledge of how the store’s rules apply to your return, refund, or exchange, remember that lines will be long. Expect Black Friday-type crowds as people swarm Walmart for after Christmas sales, specials, and deals.
“There will be a lot of stuff that retailers will want to unload. Everybody is so desperate to sell everything and to enjoy the little cash that people have to spend.” ~ Max Levitte, CEO and founder of Cheapism, citing the Indy Star.
To give you an idea of what price roll-backs to expect on electronics, a Lepan TC970 Touchscreen tablet that sold for $248 is reduced to $198.98. It has Wi-Fi, a huge 9.7-inch screen, and the popular Android 2.2 operating system.
Most video games are on special for as much as $20 off the retail price. The NBA 2K12 (Xbox 360) game that was $59.96 is now only $39.96.
Other items to expect at slashed prices are Vizio HDTVs, Nook e-Readers, laptops, computers, clothing, shoes, other electronics, and small appliances.
Don’t forget to check with your local Walmart for its exchange and returns policy for after Christmas sales merchandise.
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