Earlier this week, our office released the results of a survey of restocking fees at national retailers that are popular during the holiday shopping season. We found that these fees on returns – particularly on electronics and furniture – are being charged at more and more retailers.
On Tuesday night, I discussed this issue on “Greater Boston” with Host Emily Rooney and Jon Hurst from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.
Greater Boston video
Consumers need to be aware of these fees, and need to know which retailers are charging fees and which aren’t. To read more about the fees, click here. To see the full results of our survey, click here.
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