Outdoor retailer REI was known as "Rental Equipment Inc." for years because of its lax return policy.
"There’s the mom who returned a stroller for no other reason than her children simply had outgrown it," writes Amy Martinez at The Seattle Times. "Or the dad who took back an old bike rack because it clashed with his new car."
Recently, REI announced it would curb its return policy to products purchased within one year.
But plenty of other retailers will let you return anything, any time, and for any reason.
Here are 10 retailers with ridiculously relaxed return policies.Anthropologie
"All Anthropologie merchandise is unconditionally guaranteed," the retailer writes on its website. Anthropologie doesn't impose any time limits or stipulations.
The Gap-owned retailer will take back any item, for any reason, at any time. This could give it an advantage over competitor Lululemon, which is notoriously stringent with returns.
Every product can be returned to Costco warehouses for any reason. The only time restrictions are for electronics, which must be returned within 90 days.
CVS beauty products
CVS will take back any beauty product purchase, even if its opened. No questions asked. It has the same policy in place for CVS/pharmacy brand products.
"Every item we sell will give you complete satisfaction or you may return it for a full refund," Eddie Bauer states.
"Return any item, at any time, for any reason," Kohl's writes. Even without a receipt, the retailer will give a refund, exchange, or merchandise credit.
"If you're not satisfied with any item, simply return it to us at any time for an exchange or refund of its purchase price," Land's End says.
L.L. Bean will let you return any item by mail and in-stores, with no authorization from customer service required.
"The return policy is that there is no return policy," a spokesman, Colin Johnson, told Fox Business. The bottom line is that we work with our customer."
The grocery chain will give a full refund on its private-label products. "We taste everything before we put our name on it and offer only what we feel is extraordinary," its website says. "We tried it. We like it. If you don't, bring it back for a refund or exchange — no hassles."
Club Trader Joe's, a review website unaffiliated with the store, notes: "If you are unsatisfied with anything you buy there for whatever reason, they will give you a refund at the cash register no question asked."
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