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Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Earlier this week, my 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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Jayda Leder-Luis is the Communications Coordinator at the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation.

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