hibri2 wrote:and, honestly... as laughable as my point of view could ever be... you have to agree that the whole: boo hooo the bad singapore store wont do refunds (when the same store in wherever does) and i want my money back cause i just dont feel like i want my very expensive BAG! is funny to say the least...
There you go again
You don't like Candy's attitude or what she's choosing to spend her money on, so you're condemning how others choose to spend their money? That's the epitome of self-involvement.
road.not.taken wrote:Yes, and millions more who would find your post equally as laughable. Why is that germane to this conversation? If you don't like free trade or 'consumerism' as you deigned it -- that's fine -- but don't for a minute think you are not a consumer and therefore don't practice 'consumerism'. Did you buy the clothes on your back? The computer you type on? Your last meal? Ya, I thought so. So it's just the amount of things people purchase which you find objectionable. To a kid living off the garbage heaps outside of Manila you might appear to be a wild spendthrift -- its all relative. The store had a policy which they did not uphold, that should be the only point of discussion here, not where Candy or anyone else falls on your sliding scale. Of course you are entitled to your opinion, even if it offends or rankles.
Totally agree with you Road.Not.Taken, couldn't have put it better myself.
There is plenty of commercialism and consumerism without adding refund policies too.
Walk into any shopping mall and you will see plenty of promotions and bargains to tempt every man, woman or child.
Refund policies are there for the consumer, for those who ....shock horror...decide for whatever reason they don't like, need or want this product.
Personally, I regretted making my purchase, I was angry because the policy of the brand was not upheld.
You are saying that people who buy products and changing their minds are irresponsible. How so?
What if I brought the bag and then realised that my money could have been better spent on my kids?
What about hard sell tactics? (You don't think a consumer should change their minds after being pressurised into buying the product?)
Are you saying that if you brought something...for example a laptop (lets not use a handbag, its obvious you wouldn't relate to that) which gave you problems from day one. Would you not go back to the store and ask for a refund ? Or would you rather go through the whole warranty service with endless calls to the service centres, long queues and having to lug your laptop to the service centres which are often located out of the way?
Would you rather waste your time, money and energy on all that hassle, when it is clearly not your fault?
Refund policies are to give you the option to not have to go through all that hassle. It is there for the consumer and shops which endorse it should follow it through. It is a consumer's right. It is for a consumer to decide if they really want to spend their hand earned cash on that particular product. It is also piece of mind for consumers that if there is a valid reason they have a right to getting their money back.
BTW its fine by me if you don't use that option, but don't throw a tantrum just because I choose to exercise my rights.