March 1, 2015
With only one item left on my “to buy” list for my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe, I’ve been on the hunt. And ordering online is my preferred mode of shopping. I save a lot of time not having to hunt from store to store looking for my size. But online ordering comes with it’s drawbacks. A big one for me has been, the order limits for free shipping and promotions of “purchase X amount for Y savings.”
I wanted a pair of shorts, so I ordered two pairs, in two different sizes. Ok, nothing wrong with that. But of course, I added in a few other items for the free shipping and savings promotions too. This left me with a package that contained more items than I really needed for my wardrobe.
So, what did I do?
Well, I received a total of 4 items: 2 shorts and 2 knit tops. My goal was the shorts, so I tried on one pair first. They fit. I’m keeping them. Which left me with the two knits. In the time between ordering and receiving the knits, I happened to complete the knitwear needs for my Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe from another store. Which meant I no longer needed the knits I ordered. Normally I would have opened and tried them on anyway, after all, why not right? I already had the items in my home and I know I’m going to be visiting the store to return the shorts anyway.
This time I did not open the packages.
If I opened the package, I flirt with temptation. My knit wear needs are complete, but what if I try on one of the knits and love it? I’ll be stuck in the position of trying to figure out how to keep something I WANT but don’t NEED. If I leave the packages unopened, there’s no temptation to keep something ‘extra.’ So I left them closed and promptly returned them a few days later. Unopened.
Do you return items without trying them on?