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Tiggeroo 07-28-2013 09:42 PM

If clothes shrink or fall apart quickly
 
like the first 1-3 washes and you know you followed all of the directions, do you take them back? I don't but often think I should. I tend to treat clothes better then the label asks. If it is dark it gets washed in cold no matter what. Dressier things or certain clothing I hang up to dry even though it says they can be dried. So when i can't wear something because it shrinks I feel pretty bothered.

low-key 07-28-2013 09:46 PM

no, i dont take anything back, and i sure dont hand wash nothing either :rotfl:

curious3069 07-28-2013 09:52 PM

I don't but I have stopped buying brands that don't hold up well following their washing instructions, ie Land's End. Every time I give them another chance it happens again...fading, pilling, etc after 1 or 2 washes. Cheap Target t-shirts hold up better.

ten6mom 07-28-2013 10:19 PM

I do. (Or would). I return lots of things if they don't hold up to my expectations. Of course my expectations vary based on where I bought the item and what I paid for it.

MinnieLovesMickey12 07-28-2013 10:48 PM

I have never had a problem with clothes falling apart or shrinking. I buy higher end clothes. I have never bought Walmart or Target type clothes. Not even for the kids. I think you get what you pay for.

But if I did have to buy those types of clothes I would still expect for them to be wearable or I would take them back.

scrapquitler 07-28-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MinnieLovesMickey12 (Post 49107038)
I have never had a problem with clothes falling apart or shrinking. I buy higher end clothes. I have never bought Walmart or Target type clothes. Not even for the kids. I think you get what you pay for.

But if I did have to buy those types of clothes I would still expect for them to be wearable or I would take them back.

I buy most of my clothes at Target, Walmart and Old Navy. I wash everything in hot water and high in the dryer. I don't ever have problems with clothes falling apart or shrinking. Of course I don't expect them to last years and years, either...

Riverhill 07-29-2013 12:06 AM

I have trouble with t-shirts from Walmart. They seem to shrink up making every shirt a belly shirt. I just stopped buy clothes there. Sears and JCP are better quality and still budget friendly

PlainJane 07-29-2013 02:59 AM

I have taken back clothing when it did not hold up to the recommended care on its tag during the first wash. I don't think expecting a garment to hold up to its care instructions for a few washes is asking too much and I would not hesitate to take it back. The clothes I've had have just tended to show their durability during the first wash.

teller80 07-29-2013 05:25 AM

Funny you should bring this up. I just threw away a few shirts I got from JC Penneys that did not hold up well at all. I bought them from Penney's when they were in their "everyday low price" phase. It seemed like when I bought them that they were not the same quality as before, and I was right. I think the brand was St. Johns Bay. I didn't think about taking them back, I've owned them for about six months now.

eliza61 07-29-2013 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Tiggeroo (Post 49106451)
like the first 1-3 washes and you know you followed all of the directions, do you take them back? I don't but often think I should. I tend to treat clothes better then the label asks. If it is dark it gets washed in cold no matter what. Dressier things or certain clothing I hang up to dry even though it says they can be dried. So when i can't wear something because it shrinks I feel pretty bothered.

Hey Tig,
Yes I take stuff back but then I also stop shopping at the store. It's the main reason I don't shop Kohls

a couple of summers ago, I brought 3 short sleeve lack polos for my dh and sons for a trip to the world. My bf went crazy on me because I got the shirts at lands end and paid about 18 dollars a piece. said I could have gone to Kohls gotten 2 shirts for the price of one lands end.

Soooo, off I go to kohls, buy 3 black polos. washed them 1 time in cold water. shirts shrunk and the color looked horrible (ashy dull) :sad2: took them back, figured I must have gotten a bad batch. exchanged them for 3 new shirts. washed 1 time, same exact thing. shrank horribly, pilled the first time. Girl at the return desk had the nerve to tell me the problem was because I was drying them. I said no, the problem is this stuff in this store is crappy. No way am I buying summer shirts that I have to hang to dry.
this time I exchanged them for a different color. thinking maybe it's the lot. nope.

After 3 attempts I simply got a refund. Yes I totally expect stuff to last at least one season.

Art 1 07-29-2013 06:20 AM

I wouldn't because I just can't return things. I just can't do it. I would buy something with a big hole in it and still not be able to return it.

kimmyann 07-29-2013 07:24 AM

I have stopped buying shirts from Kohl's because it seems that they all get these little, tiny holes in the front at my waistline. I didn't take them back, but always think I should have. I would love to know why they did that, I really loved a couple of them.

Squirlz 07-29-2013 10:26 AM

I tried to once. A shirt from Penneys came apart the first time I washed it. Took it back and the very rude manager said "How do I know that's what really happened?" She's holding my receipt for over $300 worth of stuff and she thinks I'm having buyer's remorse for a $10 shirt?

DisneyCowgirl 07-29-2013 10:31 AM

Wal-Mart or Old Navy? No. I know their stuff has a short life-expectancy. Somewhere like Nordstrom? Definitely.

aprilgail2 07-29-2013 07:39 PM

I wouldn't- but then again I never save a receipt so even if I wanted to I couldn't lol. But if I bought clothes at Walmart, Kmart, target or old navy I wouldn't expect much of them other than a couple washes before they fell apart anyway,


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