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 Post subject: CNN Reports 5Bn pounds of returned h'day gifts land in dump
PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:41 pm 
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http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/26/news/retail-returns-landfill/index.html

Apparently returned gifts are assessed for resale potential and then disposed of in various ways that may include, well, disposal.

I don't return gifts. But I may donate them or give them away.

My mother in law enjoys the work of a local political cartoonist. He's such a knee jerk partisan hater that he has no ideology save The Party. You don't need to ask his opinion on anything but he's always got one. Most of all, his artwork stinks. I mean it is awful. It's cringe-worthy, IMO. Some people like it. But then some people like "Precious Moments" figurines and art and I think that's cringe-worthy too. My mum in law gifted me a calendar of the his art "for my office." I thanked her profusely. But if I had to look at that every day for a year I'd probably lose seventy pounds just from the emetic effects.

So I put it on the company's mathoms table. Where stuff goes where someone might want it but you DON'T want it. I am confident that SOMEONE will want it, otherwise I'd just drop it in the blue recycling barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: CNN Reports 5Bn pounds of returned h'day gifts land in d
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mdiehl wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/26/news/retail-returns-landfill/index.html

Apparently returned gifts are assessed for resale potential and then disposed of in various ways that may include, well, disposal.

I don't return gifts. But I may donate them or give them away.

My mother in law enjoys the work of a local political cartoonist. He's such a knee jerk partisan hater that he has no ideology save The Party. You don't need to ask his opinion on anything but he's always got one. Most of all, his artwork stinks. I mean it is awful. It's cringe-worthy, IMO. Some people like it. But then some people like "Precious Moments" figurines and art and I think that's cringe-worthy too. My mum in law gifted me a calendar of the his art "for my office." I thanked her profusely. But if I had to look at that every day for a year I'd probably lose seventy pounds just from the emetic effects.

So I put it on the company's mathoms table. Where stuff goes where someone might want it but you DON'T want it. I am confident that SOMEONE will want it, otherwise I'd just drop it in the blue recycling barrel.



At one place that I used to work at we did a "White elephant" gift exchange.

One year I received a Latino Merengue mix CD.
I don't have it anymore as I regifted it at the following year's "White elephant" gift exchange but it was probably similar to this:


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