Where can I return unopened games without a receipt?

256 05/01/2022

I got a couple of games as Xmas presents that I have no intention of playing, but being gifts no receipt was included.

Would really like to trade them, for store credit, to purchase games/accessories I would actually use.

Thanks!

My experience has been that stores are less likely to take them back vs. years past. If all else fails, Craigslist or eBay may be an option...

The best bet would be Target. I went through this last year and they gave me the least hassle.

I think Target has a policy where you can return two things per year, without a receipt. They require your drivers license, and I think there is a limit in regards to the cost of the item. The limit could be $50, and you of course will get the lowest price it ever sold as.

I think Wal-Mart does this as well.

If you have a Costco membership, and the game was ever sold at Costco's in your city, you can say that you got this as a gift from another Costco member. I'm not sure if Costco would actually look up that members account and see if they indeed did purchase it or not, but normally, Costco has a pretty lenient return policy, for things that were sold in their stores. Costco doesn't carry a big selection of games tho, so very possible they didn't have either of those games for sale.

Walmart is really strict now. Got turned away. Even though it was unopened, they said they could only exchange like for like. No refund or credit.

Will try Target & Costco first.. as they are the closest to me.

I want to say this happened last year and Walmart would not accept a return. They gave me the exchange only speech.

Im actually surprised its such a big deal these days. I remember a few years back, stores too anything back after Christmas. The product is new, still in the packaging. I understand the stores have to protect themselves from people who may try and abuse their return policy, but the 2-3 items returnable with no reciept policy and $50 limit sounds acceptable. Either way the gift card/store credit Im using will only work in the store I return it too, so they at worse they being nice to customers and attracting more foot traffic in stores.

Yeah, the problem is, in this day and age of Slick Deals and Fat Wallet, and everything else, there are so many cut throat people that will do anything to scratch a couple of bucks together. People are ruthless nowadays. I remember the glory days, back when Montgomery Ward and Kay Bee Toys and places like that existed, and you could actually return stuff without a receipt. Some stores would even mail you a check in the mail. People abuse the system too much. Return Fraud can be a huge problem.



Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony1 /t/1450487/where-can-i-return-unopened-games-without-a-receipt#post_22803944

Yeah, the problem is, in this day and age of Slick Deals and Fat Wallet, and everything else, there are so many cut throat people that will do anything to scratch a couple of bucks together. People are ruthless nowadays. I remember the glory days, back when Montgomery Ward and Kay Bee Toys and places like that existed, and you could actually return stuff without a receipt. Some stores would even mail you a check in the mail. People abuse the system too much. Return Fraud can be a huge problem.

The "flippers" on Slickdeals absolutely disgust me. People who have nothing better to do in life, than purposely purchase something another consumer is seeking.. for the onlypurpose of reselling it for a profit, not for consuming it!

I'm not talking about the guy who bought Halo for $60 bucks, didnt play it yet, found it somewhere else for $40 and returned his brand new, unopened copy to save $20. Im talking about people who have no intention of playing a game, but will use a credit card to buy 10 copies of the $40 game.. just to return it to a store selling it for $60 (or sell it on Ebay), so they can reap the $200 "profit". Thats not profit. That's unethical & lacking moral.

I completely understand its a free market, and capitalism will determine what an item is truly worth. But as a person looking for certain items now (AR lowers, Pmags, BCG's). Its disgusting to see these items completely sold out on every website with regular prices, but TONS of them available on Ebay and Gunbroker for triple the price. I dont care how someone else feels about these flippers.. It disgusts me. And my opinion will not change.



Quote: Originally Posted by Daekwan /t/1450487/where-can-i-return-unopened-games-without-a-receipt#post_22799812

I got a couple of games as Xmas presents that I have no intention of playing, but being gifts no receipt was included.

Would really like to trade them, for store credit, to purchase games/accessories I would actually use.

Thanks!

Just curious what games did you get? Inquiring minds want to know....



Quote: Originally Posted by Rage Guy /t/1450487/where-can-i-return-unopened-games-without-a-receipt#post_22807152

Just curious what games did you get? Inquiring minds want to know....

50 Cent: Blood in the Sand & Forza Horizon.

I had both on my Amazon wish list, as things I would probably buy sooner or later. But didnt want to pay full price for. Low & behold.. my girlfriend recommended those purchases to her mom & sister as my christmas gifts.

Amazon will accept the return, only IF I can get the original order number or if I can give them the email of the person who purchased it for me as a gift. I dont want to go thru the trouble of getting either, as they were gifts and I do want to chance the person who gave them to me finding out.

Horizon was one of the best games last year. Keep it!

still having a lot of fun in Forza Horizon. it's the only racer besides Forza Motorsport 4 that has a lot of racers. still on the top 20 list for most unique users (FM4 is #19).

Is it not a bit odd that the OP wants to return games to a store from which they did not come? Is that not taking advantage of said store and thereby directly conflicting with what the OP states he hates most about flippers? I hope people understand games are purchased by the stores below consumer cost so the retail stores can turn a profit on them. If you return something to a store from which it did not come they are out money that comes from not only the cost of the game but restocking etc. I don't understand how flipping games to another store or returning something to a store that originally didn't sell the product are exclusive. Sorry.



Quote: Originally Posted by Daekwan /t/1450487/where-can-i-return-unopened-games-without-a-receipt#post_22801676

Im actually surprised its such a big deal these days. I remember a few years back, stores too anything back after Christmas. The product is new, still in the packaging. I understand the stores have to protect themselves from people who may try and abuse their return policy, but the 2-3 items returnable with no reciept policy and $50 limit sounds acceptable. Either way the gift card/store credit Im using will only work in the store I return it too, so they at worse they being nice to customers and attracting more foot traffic in stores.

B2G1F caught up with them. People were buying the 2 games and exchanging the third, typically weeks later, when a big round of new titles hit. B2G1F is a promotion to make room for new stock for those new titles, so you can see the problem from all ends.



Quote: Originally Posted by PowerCreep /t/1450487/where-can-i-return-unopened-games-without-a-receipt#post_22881259

Is it not a bit odd that the OP wants to return games to a store from which they did not come? Is that not taking advantage of said store and thereby directly conflicting with what the OP states he hates most about flippers? I hope people understand games are purchased by the stores below consumer cost so the retail stores can turn a profit on them. If you return something to a store from which it did not come they are out money that comes from not only the cost of the game but restocking etc. I don't understand how flipping games to another store or returning something to a store that originally didn't sell the product are exclusive. Sorry.

1) I'm not flipping anything. I'm not looking to make any sort of profit from this transaction.

2) I'm looking to trade an unopened product that is/was a gift with no reciept, for a gift card/store credit, to a retailer where I would immediately use that credit to purchase something else in the exact same store where I would be making the return.

3) Because the game(s) I am returning are unopened, the store is paying/recieving the exact same item they would directly from the manufacter. The cost to the store is neither higher, nor lower, than what they are currently paying the manufacter for the item.

4) Because I'm an honest, stand up individual. Chances are I'd spend more in the store than just the



Quote: Originally Posted by darklordjames /t/1450487/where-can-i-return-unopened-games-without-a-receipt#post_22884988

"3) Because the game(s) I am returning are unopened, the store is paying/recieving the exact same item they would directly from the manufacter. The cost to the store is neither higher, nor lower, than what they are currently paying the manufacter for the item."

Do you not realize that a $60 game does not cost a retailer $60? How do you imagine that the store creates an income?

Do you not realize that I would take the $60 in store credit and immediately purchase another $60 game from the same store. After purchasing the game, I would purchase any additional items I needed in the store.. to guarantee the store has made a profit off my foot traction. I am literally trying to trade an unopened Xbox 360 game for another unopened Xbox 360 game. I would be sure to spend additional cash, in the same store, after that trade happens.

This is not very hard to figure out people. As I said, I hate people who purposely "abuse" the return policy on stores and especially dont care for "flippers" (people who purposely buy a game a one store, to return it to another for profit). It ends up hurting us all. If I were to get $60 in store credit.. I would probably end up spending atleast $100 in the same store. Meaning I will have spent $40 of my own cash. Considering most of these are major department stores.. Im absolutely sure I can find $40 or so worth of items to buy. Chances are I'll spend alot more than $40.. as I can easily drop $100 in Target just from weekly shopping.

Further more.. the only reason I am looking to return the game(s). Is that they were genuine gifts that I did not want and have no intention of ever using. I do not want to insult the person who gave me these gifts by asking for the receipt to return the games. All Im looking to do is to trade the unopened gift items, for items of equal value, at the same retailer who will accept the return. This isnt rocket science.

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