After these incredible sales both online and at the Stores that the major department stores have been having, and which have included major designer merchandise, how much of what was impulse bought is going to be returned? From just reading some posts on this Forum alone regarding purchasing 5 or 6 or more items when you can only keep 1, etc., this is a very common occurence and a habit for many U.S.A., consumers, some of which return items after using them and still get full or close to full credit. A few years ago, in Paris, I purchased clothes for my yet to be born grandson, and after taking it to the hotel and checking all out, I realized I had bought two almost identical outfits in the same size. The items had been bought at one of Paris' most prestigious stores. I went the next day with hubby and two friends to exchange or return the item. It had not been bought on sale. Believe me, it was an ordeal, I could not exchange nor return with any sales person in the department itself, I had to wait for two, not one but two gentlemen to escort me to another floor to a counter to explain the whole situation, hand back the tax papers on my entire purchase, etc., etc., etc., by the time I got done my husband and friends had finished a lunch at the store's restaurant and polished a bottle of wine, I finally gave up and kept the outfit. We still laugh about the fact that, the experience absolutely cured me of any habit of buying/returning/buying/returning. Should the major department stores, here in U.S.A., establish a final sale, no return policies when they are having these huge sales, so that the consumer thinks hard before purchasing. Many boutiques and independent stores have a no return, final sale policy, should NM, Saks, etc follow? Would love to hear from buyers in other parts of the world as to their stores return policies on final sales or even in regular purchases.