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Old 01-11-18, 02:59 PM
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Woman returns ‘dead’ Christmas tree to Costco in Jan. for full refund

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While the rest of us were debating where to abandon our trees, one woman decided to take hers back for a refund.

So come January, the woman reportedly wanted her money back for her once lively Christmas tree because it was now dead.
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Old 01-11-18, 03:04 PM
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Based on that shot, I'm going to have to return some liquor because it went all gone.
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Old 01-11-18, 03:13 PM
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LOL. Not the first time something this ridiculous has happened.

Back when I worked for Gold Circle in the late 1970's, I saw the following:

- a woman tried to return a $15 pair of shoes as "being the wrong size". This was a scam from the word go, as the shoes easily had a year's worth of hard wear on them. But the lady had the box and the price tag, and the manager on duty gave her the refund just to get rid of her

- another woman tried to return a toy - again, about $15. This woman was distraught, said the toy didn't work, and she didn't want to disappoint her child because it was a birthday gift. The trouble was, both the price tag and receipt were from K-Mart. But she kept crying and insisting she'd bought it from Gold Circle. I watched the manager on duty consider throwing her out on her ear. Finally he gave in and said, "Ahhh, just give her the money so she'll leave."

Me and my fellow employees gave him a lot of grief over that last one.
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Old 01-11-18, 03:57 PM
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Costco should give her her membership fees and tell her to gtfo
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Old 01-11-18, 04:40 PM
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Not surprising at all.

Retail places will take back almost anything to avoid complaints.
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Old 01-11-18, 06:34 PM
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LOL. Not the first time something this ridiculous has happened.

Back when I worked for Gold Circle in the late 1970's, I saw the following:

- a woman tried to return a $15 pair of shoes as "being the wrong size". This was a scam from the word go, as the shoes easily had a year's worth of hard wear on them. But the lady had the box and the price tag, and the manager on duty gave her the refund just to get rid of her

- another woman tried to return a toy - again, about $15. This woman was distraught, said the toy didn't work, and she didn't want to disappoint her child because it was a birthday gift. The trouble was, both the price tag and receipt were from K-Mart. But she kept crying and insisting she'd bought it from Gold Circle. I watched the manager on duty consider throwing her out on her ear. Finally he gave in and said, "Ahhh, just give her the money so she'll leave."

Me and my fellow employees gave him a lot of grief over that last one.
How long did gold circle stay in business?
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Old 01-11-18, 09:22 PM
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How long did gold circle stay in business?
Federated Department Stores shut GC down in the late 1980's, I believe. Most of the Columbus-area stores were bought by Hills, then by Kohl's.
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Old 01-11-18, 11:14 PM
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Gold Circle, Best, and Service Merchandise were some of the stores my parents used to drag me to when I was a kid.
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Old 01-12-18, 12:21 AM
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Gold Circle, Best, and Service Merchandise were some of the stores my parents used to drag me to when I was a kid.
My town had a Best, a Gold Circle (which later became a Hills), and a Zayre's (later became an Ames and then a Gabriel Brothers). There was even a JC Penney downtown until maybe 25 years ago. Also had a Kmart for many years which just closed within the past 6 weeks. Target and Wal-Mart eventually won out after neither store existed in town prior to 2000. Meanwhile, there is no shortage of auto parts stores, drug stores, or dollar stores in my town.
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Old 01-12-18, 05:32 AM
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Gold Circle, Best, and Service Merchandise were some of the stores my parents used to drag me to when I was a kid.
Clarkins.


How about this Cleveland area precursor to Gold Circle ? "Uncle Bill's is for the people, for the people.......Uncle Bill's!"
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Old 01-12-18, 07:29 AM
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What is/was Best?
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Old 01-12-18, 07:55 AM
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What is/was Best?
Usually capitalized as "BEST Products". They had a catalog showroom concept similar to Service Merchandise. I think I went to them once, wasn't impressed. That had to be 15 or 20 years ago, probably when they closed up.
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Old 01-12-18, 10:17 AM
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My town had a Best, a Gold Circle (which later became a Hills), and a Zayre's (later became an Ames and then a Gabriel Brothers). There was even a JC Penney downtown until maybe 25 years ago. Also had a Kmart for many years which just closed within the past 6 weeks. Target and Wal-Mart eventually won out after neither store existed in town prior to 2000. Meanwhile, there is no shortage of auto parts stores, drug stores, or dollar stores in my town.
I recall the life-cycle as Miller's Sales to BEST Products to Service Merchandise.
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Old 01-12-18, 10:47 AM
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We use to yell at people that did stupid these while driving " Where you get your license Uncle Bill's" A reverence to cheap and low quality items sold at said store.
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Old 01-12-18, 10:53 AM
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Clarkins.


How about this Cleveland area precursor to Gold Circle ? "Uncle Bill's is for the people, for the people.......Uncle Bill's!"
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how about Big Wheel? Ames? Hills?

and my favorite store in the mall..... Chess King! that's where Chuckiee and boom Boom got their weed, prostitutes and British Knights!
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Old 01-12-18, 11:05 AM
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A budget store in the Dayton area was Rink's Department Stores.
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...recently I had to use a snake that I purchased years to clean out a bathroom drain and when I looked at it, the sales sticker was still on it and said "Ames". I can't believe I've had it that long.
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Clarkins.


How about this Cleveland area precursor to Gold Circle ? ....
Giant Tiger

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Old 01-12-18, 04:34 PM
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A since defunct hardware chain in No. Va. was offering a promotion where if you brought in your used Xmas tree, no matter where it was bought, you would get 10% of your next purchase. At that time my wife was thinking about remodeling our kitchen. So she brought in the tree, got the promotion ticket, and went into the store, ordered all new cabinets, granite countertops, and all the appliances. The bill came to over 15K and then she presented the promotion ticket. After much discussion among the management the store honored the promotion, saving us over $1500. No wonder the store went out of business.
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Old 01-19-18, 02:57 PM
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Gold Circle, Best, and Service Merchandise were some of the stores my parents used to drag me to when I was a kid.
And Swallens on Red Bank Road.
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A since defunct hardware chain in No. Va. was offering a promotion where if you brought in your used Xmas tree, no matter where it was bought, you would get 10% of your next purchase. At that time my wife was thinking about remodeling our kitchen. So she brought in the tree, got the promotion ticket, and went into the store, ordered all new cabinets, granite countertops, and all the appliances. The bill came to over 15K and then she presented the promotion ticket. After much discussion among the management the store honored the promotion, saving us over $1500. No wonder the store went out of business.
I don't know. I'd guess most stores have no problem with 10% off full retail.
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As for the original topic. Costco should have said no.
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Old 01-24-18, 08:15 AM
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Good for her. It's Costco's fault for being weak enough to allow it
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Old 01-24-18, 12:45 PM
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When I worked in the grocery retail business, we were told to apologize if someone brought back a product they were not happy with, replace the item, and apologize again. No receipt required (as someone already noted). Sometimes, I was happy to do so (seemed warranted) while other times it was not an easy thing to do. Gr-rrr (with a smile, of course)!
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A friend has an annual spring party in his back yard that is referred to as the "Light up the Night" party. Many guests drop off their dead Christmas trees beforehand or bring them that night. There is a large bonfire going, and dead trees are occasionally tossed onto the fire after it's good and hot. Big fun.
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Giant Tiger

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Old 01-25-18, 10:08 AM
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If I remember correctly they sponsored The Gene Carroll Show out of Cleveland
on Sundays that featured local talent.

Giant Tiger had a couple of stores in Canton both were once A&P grocery stores;
1 was on the corner of 6th and Cleveland Ave. NW and another was on the corner
of 30th St. and Cleveland Ave. NW. Both eventually closed. Giant Tiger had built
a huge main store on the South side of 30th Street about 1/2 way between Market Ave.
and Cleveland Ave. When Giant Tiger closed this building was taken over by Edwards,
a giant grocery store you marked the prices on goodswith a crayon and self packed
your goods.

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Note the signs in the background...

We do not accept returns on cigarettes.

We do not accept returns on liquor.

I predict later this year...

We do not accept returns on plants (dead or alive).

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A friend has an annual spring party in his back yard that is referred to as the "Light up the Night" party. Many guests drop off their dead Christmas trees beforehand or bring them that night. There is a large bonfire going, and dead trees are occasionally tossed onto the fire after it's good and hot. Big fun.
How cool (or hot) is that? I had a feeling Brian was a good guy despite his... um, er... affliction.

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Note the signs in the background...

We do not accept returns on cigarettes.

We do not accept returns on liquor.


I predict later this year...

We do not accept returns on plants (dead or alive).

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Nip it in the bud. Nipit, nipit, nipit!

Take that scam down the street, pal.
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