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After-Christmas Shopping Tips

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After-Christmas Shopping Tips

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stores and malls get crowded right after
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Christmas some people are looking to
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make returns or use gift cards some may
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be hunting for those post holiday
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markdowns here with your post holiday
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game plan is Benjamin Glaser he is a
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features editor at deal news thank you
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for joining us this morning thank you
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for having so people are still
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unwrapping the gifts obviously but for
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those who maybe have seen something
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already that they might want to return
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what should you do with gifts that you
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get that you don’t want if possible it’s
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best to have a receipt if you’re trying
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to make a return of course this could be
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a little delicate if you didn’t get a
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receipt but go the person who gifted it
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to you say you know it’s nothing
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personal you just want to enjoy their
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generosity as much as possible what do
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you think about regifter
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I don’t think it’s such a dirty word
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what’s wrong with passing along a gift
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to someone who will be able to take full
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advantage of it use and make sure you’re
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not giving it back to the person who
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gave it to you that’s important what is
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the best time to make a return if you
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want the most spending power for your
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credit you probably want to do it right
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away so you can take advantage of the
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after christmas sales if you want to
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avoid the crowds wait two weeks of
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course you need to make sure that you
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can wait two weeks that the store will
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still accept the return on that item
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because a lot of stores do a special
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they do have a special policy during the
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holidays that’s right most stores if
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they change the return policy during the
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holidays they’re gonna make it more
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generous they’re gonna give you more
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time but a few around 5% will actually
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limit the time and you have to remember
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that even with a normal return policy
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maybe 30 days that gift might have been
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sitting under the tree for two weeks
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already what are the best things to buy
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if you’re looking to buy after Christmas
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because there’s a lot of sales what are
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the best things what are what are the
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things that people should be shopping
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for after Christmas sales dominated by
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clothing so that’s that should be the
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number one thing for saving money on
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your list this is an especially good
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time to get winter apparel because that
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wasn’t wasn’t at its lowest prices over
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Black Friday when a lot buy
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sar now we’re hitting the middle of the
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season it’s going to be at like
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clearance level prices so if you want to
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start your Christmas and holiday
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shopping now for next year sweaters
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sweaters and everything like that so
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clothing now what about electronics and
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other home items when’s the good time to
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buy to buy those electronics it’s not
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the best time you know if you want the
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discount you’re just gonna have to hunt
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for the deal you know do your research
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look for coupon codes home goods I would
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recommend waiting until Presidents Day
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sales okay another thing that is a good
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buy this month is fitness equipment or
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during the after christmas sales and
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then into January because stores want to
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take advantage of people making Fitness
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related New Year’s resolution is what
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woody what is everything from active
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wear to barbells to even treadmills you
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know big stuff that you if you get 10 20
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percent off that it could translate to
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thousands of dollars that could exercise
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equipment anything else post-christmas
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that people should keep in mind December
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26 is the best time to buy Christmas
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decorations again if you’re looking
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forward to next year you know thinking
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ahead some of those big lawn inflatables
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see their all-time price lows the week
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after Christmas I know that’s not what
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everyone wants to be thinking about it
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but it is the best time to but in a year
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you’ll be glad you did right thank you
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so much we really appreciate it thank
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you very much and for more shopping tips
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