Costco Vitamix Return Policy?

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  1. DCal430

    DCal430 Diamond Member

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    Back in April I purchased the Vitamix Blender from Costco, and I have been very happy with it, I use it 2 to 3 times a week; however yesterday at my local Costco, I noticed they had the PRO series model for sale and it looked to have a few more features, that would be nice to have.

    I was thinking about returning my old Vitamix blender and getting this better model they have for sale. It has been a little over 90 days since I got the Vitamix blender, so would it still be in some return window?
     
  2. xaeniac

    xaeniac Golden Member

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    Suck it up you bought the thing. Why should Costco pay for your "wants"?
     
  3. vshah

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    it might work, but you'd be abusing the system.
     
  4. AznAnarchy99

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    If you're nice enough they might let you go over the 90 days.
     
  5. BoomerD

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    The 90 days policy ONLY applies to "technology" items like TV's, cameras, and computer stuff.
    I agree that returning it would be "abusing the policy," but it's THEIR policy...and he should be able to return it for a full refund...as long as he has his receipt.
     
  6. The_Dude8

    The_Dude8 Diamond Member

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    if he using his a/x costco card, they can look it via his membership number.
     
  7. esun

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    You can almost certainly return it. This is one of the reasons to join Costco, a liberal return policy. It can't hurt to ask anyway, worst they'll say is no.
     
  8. ManBearPig

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    You can definitely return it. I bought a Blendtech and it fucking sucks. I'm gonna return it.
     
  9. The_Dude8

    The_Dude8 Diamond Member

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    What does Costco do with all those returns? Since they can't resell them as new.
     
  10. Wreckem

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    They sell them to other companies at discounted prices with no guarantees on the items.
     
  11. Baked

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    Shame on you! I hope the next blender you use explodes in your face.
     
  12. DCal430

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    Why, if they allow it, then why not.
     
  13. Squisher

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    So when you walk up to the service desk what are you going to tell them the reason is for you returning the blender?
     
  14. DCal430

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    I don't want it anymore. No longer happy with it.
     
  15. RossMAN

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    Uh oh you unleashed the wrath of ATOT ...
     
  16. Howard

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    I issue no judgment.
     
  17. The_Dude8

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    I wish they sell their returns to Ross, marshalls, or tj MAxx, I would love to get me a vitamix blender.
     
  18. Miramonti

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    Their return policy is there for the customers, not just window dressing. If you're not happy with the vitamix, return it. I have one, and am not sure why it's disappointing, but I've seen them returned before. The manual 'always start both on low' controls are a bit annoying, but you get used to it. I use mine every day.

    I did a return that is sure to annoy others. I bought a sealy bed from them and enjoyed it for about 18 months. After that, I had to put a board in the middle for more firmness, as the box spring sagged. Then I had to put 2x4's in between for even more support, to limit the top from sagging. Yet it was still painful for us to sleep in (king). It was the sh!ttiest bed I've ever bought and returned it to costco after 4 years, with receipt. I would have rather shoved it up sealy's @ss, but costco's return policy is too convenient.
     
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    I heart costco as much as i heart my 5200 Vitamix. I got the short canister for my bday! Love it more everyday. That fancy one does look sexy, but im happy. My memory foam mattress.... thats another story. PITA to move, so im keeping it for now....
     
  20. MrChad

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    People like you who use the return policy to "upgrade" perfectly good products are the reason they dropped their lifetime return policy on electronic items. Soon they'll start limiting the policy on other products as well.
     
  21. Broheim

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    what would be a good reason to return something?
     
  22. Soundmanred

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    Defects, quit functioning, other legit reasons.
     
  23. MrChad

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    Product doesn't work correctly or as expected.
     
  24. Miramonti

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    I'll return items that don't meet expectations, including a 2.5 pound bag of spinach that went bad after two days in the fridge and some vitamins that gave me a headache. No use getting stuck with them if they aren't usable.
     
  25. Broheim

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    if it doesn't work correctly then that's covered by warranty and is completely seperate from returning it.
    how is not working as expected any different from finding yourself wanting more features?