Sorry if this is the wrong section because it is a general shopping question (not LV) and General Discussion just didn't seem like the right place to put it since there were threads about dating and such! (Mods, please feel free to move, thanks!) OK, here's my LONG question: Do you think that a commission-based salesperson would ever keep a receipt? I was shopping yesterday (this was NOT at LV of course) and the woman in front of me was completing her purchase but was engrossed in searching for something in her purse while the salesperson was putting her items in a shopping bag. Finally, the salesperson asked if she would like the receipt in the shopping bag and the lady said it was fine but was still rummaging around in her purse. I watched as the salesperson put the receipt in the bag and it fell through the handle opening (the bag was laying flat on the counter so the handle opening allowed the receipt to fall on the floor behind the counter. She didn't retrieve it, but in her defense, maybe she didn't see it fall. So of course, I said, "Excuse me, but something fell out of the bag" and that customer was like,"Oh wow, thanks!" and the salesperson looked a little annoyed, maybe only because she had to bend down to pick it up, I don't know. So I'm not making any accusations or anything, but it got me thinking that it would be totally possible for a salesperson to keep a receipt. Why? Because when someone works on commission, any return or exchange (especially if exchanged with another SA) would take away from the SA's paycheck because the receipt would show the salesperson's number and then the sales would be taken off their number. Now, I'm not talking about a Nordstrom or a Macy*s where they place those little stickers on tags or boxes because you can return at those places without receipts because the stickers have all the info. I'm talking about those smaller chain or boutique stores where they don't use those stickers. The only reason I would even think of this is because I worked for a high-end company many, many moons ago, and the return policy was pretty lenient and if someone returned or exchanged without a receipt and they didn't know who the original salesperson was, the SA's had to enter a generic number like 111111 instead the person's employee number, and the commission would not be taken from the original salesperson since they were of course, unknown. Of course, if it was a regular customer and they knew who their SA was, the person doing the transaction was supposed to enter that person's employee number. One SA was terminated for fraud because he was caught entering 111111 instead of his own number whenever one of his own customers returned something! These days, I meticulously keep track of all my receipts out of habit because we use certain receipts for tax purposes (sorry, not LV receipts, LOL! ). And although I usually "take the receipt" sometimes there have been times when my hands were full or it was too hard to access my purse so the receipt was "placed in the bag" by the SA but when I got home, the receipt had vanished. I know that it could have easily flown out of the bag while walking to my car or whatever, so again, I'm just sayin'... So, I just want to make everyone aware of this possibility and just for our peace of mind and safety maybe we should all just "take the receipts" and put them in our fabulous handbags when making purchases instead of having the SA put them in the shopping bags!