Many people clean up their home of all the holiday decorations and place them in the attic or in storage. Discard their Christmas tree and start the New Year off on a fresh start.

Costco employees were shocked when a woman walked right up to the customer service agent dragging her Christmas tree behind her and demanded a full refund claiming the tree was defective.

One man who witnessed this had to update his status on Facebook with,

“I can’t make this stuff up,” he wrote. “Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas tree ‘because it is dead’ on Jan. 4.”

Should Return Policies Be Reevaluated?

If getting a refund for the tree can put some food on the table for her kids I would much rather the kids NOT starve.

On the other hand, if she knew she could get away with it because most return policies just give consumers what they want if they fight the return policy enough, just doesn’t seem right.  

Knowing how ridiculous this story is, Costco did grant her a full refund but not without some boos and hisses from other customers in line but the employees as well.

No matter what situation you may be in at this time either good or bad, would you return a Christmas tree 1 month after you purchased it and claim it’s defective?

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