College Connect: Make big chain stores your friend

Posted By Crystal Beasley

By Kouichi Shirayanagi

Big chain stores that sell merchandise in the United States usually have liberal take-back policies. Most of the time when you buy something at a chain you can take it back if you don’t absolutely need it. This is very important. If you don’t need something take it back. Sometimes you can even get store credit for the sale price of an item even if you don’t have a receipt so ask every major store about their take back policy before you buy anything.

Speaking about store credit, it is just like a gift card. If you have store credit or a gift card for a store either use it for something that you need or sell it online. Sometimes if you are lucky, you can find someone on Craigslist to exchange a gift card/ store credit for credit of a store that you may need more. It is also possible to get up to 90% of your credit in cash from someone willing to pay cash for a gift card.

If you have stuff that you don’t need that is no longer available at large retail stores, there is always the old Ebay, Craigslist or a garage sale to get money for your items. You probably won’t get the full value of what you paid for them but you will be able to clear out stuff from your house.

Kouichi Shirayanagi is a student at University of Missouri

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