Target Return Policy Review

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We found the Target return policy to be quick, easy, and readily understandable, particularly for holiday gifts.

We found the Target return policy to be quick, easy, and readily understandable, particularly for holiday gifts. The normal 30-day countdown for computers, ereaders, tablets, cameras and other consumer electronics purchased between Nov. 1 and Christmas Day begins Dec. 26. The Target return policy for most other merchandise allows for a refund or exchange up to 90 days after purchase, which is more than enough to mull over any purchase or gift -- holiday or otherwise. Some items, such as opened media goods or collectibles, cannot be returned at all; the former can be exchanged for an exact replacement, however.

The Target return policy requires a receipt or invoice. For goods ordered online, returns can be processed with or without an online account. If you receive a gift that was ordered online, you'll need the order number from the packing slip, the release ID on the packing slip, and your email address. Returning gifts to a store necessitates a gift receipt, but if you don't have one, you can print it out from the Target website using the information on the original packing slip. In the absence of a receipt or a packing slip, you may have to ask the purchaser to go to a Target location and find out whether the store can trace the necessary information using credit card details. This is usually possible for purchases made within the preceding 90 days.

Target is offering holders of its RedCard credit and debit cards an additional 30 days to return holiday purchases made with their cards.

Louis DeNicola

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