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View Diary: NO SALE  Destruction of merchandise is better than charity at Walmart and H&M (40 comments)

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  •  It's more than a few. I worked for HD in the (4+ / 0-)

    early 90's. Everything went in the compactor even if it was just a scratch because even if it was sold cheaply to an employee he could inturn give it to someone else to return. A receipt was not nessessary and it wasn't until later that your name went into a database if you returned without a receipt. They also gave employees $1 for every loose receipt found on the ground as people will pick up a receipt and take an item off the shelf and return it. This went for Sears also.

    •  Just mark the merchandise (4+ / 0-)
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      ozsea1, coquiero, Meggie, laker

      as not returnable. This is done all the time in deep discount stores. One of the things they do is cut the label on clothes. I have bought stuff that was stamped "not returnable" on the bottom.

      I was brought up to "waste not/want not."  It is about being a good citizen.

      Why do companies such as Home Depot feel that it is OK to put their unused surplus stuff into our  public landfills?

      The only language they seem to understand is money. Perhaps the dumping by companies of unused surplus merchandise should be taxed to the point where they stop their obnoxious behavior.

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