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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:00 pm
Why do people buy from other websites that don’t offer returns?
Let’s say I buy a set of towels or a set of linen on amazon and I’m not happy with it after I open it and check out the quality, I can just return it.
If I buy the same thing from a random website that says they don’t offer returns due to hygenic concerns, why would I buy from them over amazon? How do they stay in business?
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amother
Seagreen


 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:06 pm
I wouldn’t want to sleep on linen someone bought used one night and returned that’s very unsanitary.
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:07 pm
amother Seagreen wrote:
I wouldn’t want to sleep on linen someone bought used one night and returned that’s very unsanitary.


So how does amazon take it back? I think Macys and kohl’s also do…
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:08 pm
amother OP wrote:
So how does amazon take it back? I think Macys and kohl’s also do…


Not sure. TBH about Amazon I heard all returns are either thrown out or put in pallets where people buy pallets of unknown items.


Not sure what’s Macys and kohls do since I never bought linens from there.
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:12 pm
So I can buy a set of cheap linen on amazon for $35 and after I open it and decide I don’t like it, I can return it for a full refund.

I can buy something similar from a different website that probably charges more and won’t accept returns. How do they make enough sales to stay open?
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:30 pm
Most likely, the sets on Amazon are a lower quality to begin with. The other linen stores who don't offer free returns - are they selling $35 sets?

Basically are you comparing apples to oranges?
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amother
Tan


 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:35 pm
I don't know about sheets, but amazon does sell open box items at a discount. Otherwise, you are buying new, unopened packages.

There must be other options between amazon and places that don't allow returns. I would almost never buy something that doesn't allow returns. But I also buy my sheets from Walmart and love them.
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Chayalle




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 4:53 pm
I buy from websites that have a reputation for quality.
For example, Lands End doesn't have the easiest returns, but I bought my Kallah towels from LE because of their reputation for quality towels.
I bought her Pottery Barn linen for the same reason. My married daughter loves her PB linen.
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amother
Lavender


 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 5:15 pm
I always wash linen and towels before I use them!!
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ra_mom




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 5:17 pm
amother OP wrote:
So I can buy a set of cheap linen on amazon for $35 and after I open it and decide I don’t like it, I can return it for a full refund.

I can buy something similar from a different website that probably charges more and won’t accept returns. How do they make enough sales to stay open?

You're right about towels, but not about linen. The Amazon linen I tried was either horrible synthetic material, or cotton that was expensive and wrinkled terribly- can't return after washed and dried and found out.
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 9:07 pm
I don’t know what kind of linen you are buying on Amazon but almost all of my sets, children’s and master are from Amazon and I love all of them. They’re all great quality, some of them are quite a few years old already and still looking great
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 10:05 pm
ra_mom wrote:
You're right about towels, but not about linen. The Amazon linen I tried was either horrible synthetic material, or cotton that was expensive and wrinkled terribly- can't return after washed and dried and found out.


I agree that often the linen is not top quality but I still buy sets for camp on amazon. Often people don’t want to spend for whatever reason ( finance/ camp / dorm) and buying a cheaper set is most practical.
(Happens to be that I actually did find very high quality linen on amazon after searching for a very long time for less than the frum stores would sell it for.)
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amother
Tomato


 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 10:12 pm
Amazon has a lot to Chinese junk. I only get things on there if they are selling a company I know. I don’t want garbage and yes I can tell the difference. There is a huge market for quality products that’s how they stay in business.
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amother
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Post Wed, May 29 2024, 10:30 pm
amother Tomato wrote:
Amazon has a lot to Chinese junk. I only get things on there if they are selling a company I know. I don’t want garbage and yes I can tell the difference. There is a huge market for quality products that’s how they stay in business.


Quality products when you are sending a few kids to camp for 1 month?
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amother
Tomato


 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 10:32 pm
amother OP wrote:
Quality products when you are sending a few kids to camp for 1 month?


That wasn’t your question. You asked how anyone stays in business. For that I get the cheap ones in local stores close out connections it’s still better than the Chinese junk on Amazon.
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ra_mom




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, May 29 2024, 11:30 pm
amother OP wrote:
I agree that often the linen is not top quality but I still buy sets for camp on amazon. Often people don’t want to spend for whatever reason ( finance/ camp / dorm) and buying a cheaper set is most practical.
(Happens to be that I actually did find very high quality linen on amazon after searching for a very long time for less than the frum stores would sell it for.)

If you want to share the link, I'm sure many people would love to try.
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