Fewer Day-After-Christmas Shoppers Than Expected

Fewer Day-After-Christmas Shoppers Than Expected


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Gene Kennedy Reporting Tis the season now for holiday gift returns...not just gifts from local stores, but those bought online.

Bonnie Farr, Returning a Gift: "I'm just really surprised there aren't more people here."

We visited five different stores this morning, including Target, all of them were like ghost towns.

Tim Barnes, Target Store Manager: "I think a lot of people have gift cards nowadays and they show up later to make the purchases and they'll be in to do returns at the same time. There's really no rush. With us, you have 90 days with us and there's really no rush to get that done."

Most likely people just slept in but there are other factors. Christmas fell on a Monday this year. Many are at work today. But what about those who received online gifts?

If your gift came from target.com you can return Internet purchases at any Target store. Some retailers offer that, others don't, which is why you should double-check the gift return policy. You can check the store policy online and find valuable information there.

Tim Barnes, Target Store Manager: "When you go online, it actually tells you what can return and where and you can locate the store closest to you to return things."

This is a good time to bone up on a company's online gift return policy because places like the Post Office and UPS are not too busy. But a week from now, it's going to be a different story. Many people are expected to be returning gifts in the mail.

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