It is tip time again, and I hope that this tip will make your heart and your wallet very happy. It is a blog I have wanted to write for years, because it is just too good not to share. So, here it is.
Costco will accept anything as a return.
I learned this from a sweet friend who had an issue with a refrigerator and a dishwasher long after the manufacturer warranty had expired.
I tried this for myself when my Garmin wouldn’t turn on anymore. I had the Garmin for almost 3 years, and it was purchased from Costco. There was a toggle switch on the top which turned it on and off. The switch broke to where it would just slide freely in the track, and it wouldn’t turn on. I called Garmin, and they said it was out of warranty. They said I could send it in for repair, but I would have to pay for shipping and pay for repairs.
I decided to march myself down to Costco. I was a little nervous! After all, the Garmin was almost three years old. However, I decided I would give it a try. The worst thing they could say was no.
I didn’t even have the receipt!
I went to Costco, and they were able to look up the purchase under my name and the item. Originally, it was $269. They gave me the full $269 on a Costco gift card. No hassle No questioning. I went and bought a brand new Garmin for $199, some gardening gloves and kitchen towels. Can you believe that!
I got my full money back after almost 3 years!
I could not do that with the manufacturer. I could not have done that at Target or Walmart or Best Buy. There is nowhere I can get that kind of deal!
I had this happen with another item too. I had bought some Beats headphones for Nathan for Christmas. I was able to get the same price for them at Verizon, but knowing what I know about Costco, I decided to buy them at Costco just in case.
I am glad I did get them at Costco. Six months later the cord started to kink and separate from the cord plug. I knew that if we waited too long, it would probably stop working. Again, we took them back to Costco and were able to get a brand new set of headphones.
Believe me, if you have to buy any items such as a television or a refrigerator or even a Garmin, buy it at Costco. They will accept anything as a return so if you have any kind of problem with it, you can return it for your money back.
Now, that is a really good tip!