Holiday Returns and Exchanges

There's usually that one gift that just wasn't what you expected, or shall we say, wanted.

The National Retail Federation predicts that of the $439 billion in holiday sales, six percent will be returned. If you were out making your returns this Monday, you more than likely ran into a few lines.

Managers at Tallahassee’s Best Buy say the good news is most of the customers are bringing receipts with their returns. If you don't have a receipt, the Retail Federation says it won't hurt to try and return it anyway. Just don't take it out of the box, and don't remove the tags.

But your best bet is to not leave home without checking the store's return policy to save yourself from the post holiday madness. Best Buy's return policy states that items can be returned up to 14 days after December 25 for items like computers and digital cameras, and you'll have 30 days after Christmas to return items like DVDs and CDs.

For stores like Target and Sears, you have 90 days to make a return with a receipt. Without a receipt, Target says you can expect an even exchange.