One of the best things about Costco besides their samples of course, is their generous return policy!
Not only will they cancel and refund your membership fee at any time, Costco also says they "guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell, and will refund your purchase price" with a few exceptions.
Electronics, for example, can be returned within 90 days.
If you want to return a diamond over 1 carat, a gemologist will inspect the diamond for authenticity.
Aside from a few reasonable exceptions, Costco will take just about anything back.
However, some people really like test that limit of what is an acceptable thing to take back to the store.
So for our enjoyment, Costco employees shared the most ridiculous things they've seen returned!
1. A Christmas tree — in January
A woman tried to return a whole, dead Christmas tree to Costco and asked for a refund because it had died. It's a Christmas tree. They do that! The man in line at the Costco returns counter behind the lady with the tree took a photo of her, and she wound up in the news. She did get the refund, though.
That woman was not alone, either. At least two other Costco employees said they saw post-holiday tree returns. One said a tree was returned after Christmas because it "had termites," despite having purchased the tree at least a month earlier. Another said they saw a tree returned during the summer, and it had been purchased two years earlier.
2. A full flatbed cart of eggs
"A full flatbed cart of eggs," a user going by baahbaahsheep wrote. "It made us so angry, since we knew they'd all have to be thrown away."
3. A 7-year-old dog bed
"Used dog bed (from 2011). Covered in hair, filthy, stinky, just gross.
4. Anything with a VHS component
"Heard someone returned a blender with a VHS instruction video from 2005 a couple days ago," a user going by Rubyred88 wrote.
5. A used cat litter box
"Cat litter box. Still full of cat litter. It stank up receiving for weeks afterwards," wrote a poster called sarynkitamo. " Also a 10 year old garden hose 'because it had cracks in it'."
6. A giant lump of former gummy bears
"My mom always bought those huge bags of gummy bears. She left an unopened one in her car, for who knows how long, during the summer and it melted into a giant gummy log, no sign of bears anymore," wrote a poster going by CoolMilo. "She took it back and they let her return it."
These are all so crazy!
What is the craziest thing you have returned or have seen returned?!