If you’re a cheap bitch like me, Costco is Shangri-La. You can easily have brunch with just a well-timed shopping trip that just happens to coincide when all the Saturday early afternoon sample ladies are hawking everything from Swedish meatballs to Fruit Roll-Ups (thanks for the advice, Miss Tina!). Costco is also known for its pretty lax return policy…as in, they’ll just about take anything back, so it was only a matter of time before someone took it to the next level. For instance, meet the woman who got them to refund her Christmas tree…in January.
ABC7 says a woman took her Christmas tree back to a Costco in Santa Clarita, CA on January 4, asking for a refund since her tree died. Mind you, Christmas was a solid ten days prior, but maybe she was just on the Mariah Carey keep-my-tree-until-July plan! The guy in line behind her was disgusted by her shameless act and went on Facebook to really let her have it. He deleted his post from Facebook, but Indianapolis radio host Dave Smiley got screen grabs.
“I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP…Shame on Costco, shame on this loser, but it’s going to start costing all of us when the word gets out…Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas tree ‘because it is dead’ on January 4.”
I once saw a woman at my childhood Costco, where I learned the real art of the deal in the form of a foot-long sausage (teehee) and a big gulp soda for only $1.25, try to return a half-empty gallon of milk…and they let her!
The guy said Costco mildly shamed the woman, questioned her about it, and ultimately issued the refund. The guy’s tirade is all over the place and he was mad, but he briefly had a moment of sarcastic feels for the lady:
“Heartbreaking to think she may have needed that money so much, she lost all self respect and dignity for it.”
Of course, that was fleeting, and he eventually took a photo of her and said (to her face) “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!!!” To which my guess is she replied, “BITCH, I AM!” and took her tree refund over to the Costco café for a foot-long sausage and big gulp soda.
Pic: Facebook via @WKRN