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Well that's not the other person'so fault and really, if you were intending to return it, you shouldn't have bought it in the first place.

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It could fit into karma I guess... I mean.. That's kind of being cheap, buy within your means. Don't need to try and impress your date to the point where you have to take back what you bought. That's like the guy renting a Porsche and saying it's his, just to impress her!

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She didn't rent it she bought it and then was going to return it pretending there was an issue, which could be deserving of karma cause it's a bitch move.

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Except the dress store provided a service, but didn't profit from it. Renting a tuxedo costs money, but she got to wear the dress for free.

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There's no reason for you to go out and buy an expensive dress if you're only going to be wearing it once. Especially if you have intentions to return it after. That is a bitch move. You're only making it harder on the stores part. Not to mention it is extremely unhygienic to be wearing clothing out and then returning it. If you're going to buy a dress to wear, go for one you know you will wear more than once/you will be able to afford. Otherwise, do the smart thing and rent something.

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I don't know why #1 was voted down. The OP intended on returning the dress, which the store can no longer sell. Now she is stuck with it. Next time go to a rental store. Or buy a cheaper dress.

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It's the same concept as renting a tux? Right, because you get all your money back when you rent a tux... good job.

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124, it's pretty well known that "karma" is used colloquially to mean that good things happen to people who do good things and bad things happen to people who do bad things. It's like telling a person to go to hell--you're not actually telling them they're going to be tortured by the devil in the afterlife.

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129, Sounds like a lot of people in the comments are trying to tell themselves they're not stealing when they buy cloths for the sole purpose of using it and returning it. In defending OP I see them really defending themselves. How one could conclude such actions are acceptable is beyond me.

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The arguments people are making involve how much money the big guy has. They don't think about the poor 'slaves' working the counters, losing hours because people return clothing. Wardrobing costs businesses 1 billion a year.

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Huge difference between this and renting a tux. The tux is rented with the knowledge that it would be worn and then returned. A tux is cleaned thoroughly before being rented to someone else. In this case, it is actually fraud. All the people who are defending this would be the first ones to complain if the store didn't notice it had been worn and put it back out on the rack. This is basically stealing and there are no excuses to be made for it.

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I wonder if the saviour foiled OP's plans on purpose. Maybe the saviour knows OP does this all the time and instead of calling her out, just sweetly & innocently "helped" with the tags.

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This has me wondering how expensive the dress was. You can buy dresses just as pretty for 20-40 bucks. I wouldn't spend a shit load for just a date though. Specially if I can't afford it. The most expensive dress I ever bought was my prom dress and I have friends who bought some just as pretty for a lot less cash than mine. Way to go OP. Next time, stick to your budget and lets hope this date was worth it (:

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The tag would've looked a little tacky on a date, and the dress couldn't have been that much. Normally dresses you wear to outings (fancy outings) cost $100-$200 at most, and even then it won't make you lose your car or anything. I have to say YDI though, because you shouldn't buy things you can't afford. You'd probably look just as good in a less expensive dress OP!

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She could have bought a Burberry or Michael Kors dress, or something like that. Those can be going-out dresses, with price tags of over $500.

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I got my prom and winter ball dresses at a cheap store and it turned out just fine. I don't understand the girls that pay $200+ on a prom dress they'll wear once.

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111, you know, I felt the same way but then I thought "I didn't have a quinceanera (I'm Hispanic so we do that. Its kind of like a sweet 16) so I didn't get a pretty dress... I never went to any other dances in my 4 years in hs, I don't even wear dresses that much in general, I'm going with my bf and I want to look stunning.. so what the hell I'll do it!" and even then I kept a budget of $100-$200. I believe my dress was either $120 or $160. It was worth it! :)

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116, Probably because over $1000 is beyond excessive. My wedding dress was about a third of that cost, and it is absolutely beautiful. You don't have to spend a ton of money to look good.

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167, you don't have to, but it certainly helps. Would you rather be in $10 rags, or a $600 dress? .... win

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For some reason I always found this to be a cheap trashy thing to do. I relate it to stealing from the store and being fake in front of your date. Maybe that's a little too harsh but I think people who do this deserve whatever humiliation they get.

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Completely agree 24, can't believe people actually do this! Someone might buy it after you and it won't be clean. :( Just dishonest and trashy, if you can't afford something then you can't afford something, simple as.

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It's not genius. It's illegal. A little something called "refund fraud", which can get you in prison. You've been lawyered. - Marshall Eriksen

Well that's not the other person'so fault and really, if you were intending to return it, you shouldn't have bought it in the first place.

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It does hurt - it confuses sales records, wastes peoples time, means someone is going to but dirty clothes and can lead to the shop losing money if they have to discount it.

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40 that's why so many people are in debt, they buy crap they can't afford. And even if you do return them it causes the store to lose money, causing them to raise prices making less people buy and causing the economy to stagnate.

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The person who ripped it off probably knew exactly what was going on and wanted to ensure the OP got stuck for it. That person is my hero.

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The store maybe losing a bit of profit if they reduce the product. But the reality is stores sell products at a much higher price than when they buy it so it doesn't harm the stores really, they'll still make a profit...just not as much as before. However I don't believe it's right to buy something and intend to return it. Unless there is something wrong or it doesn't fit.

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Wardrobing, as it is called, costs stores upwards of a billion dollars a year. It might not seem like a huge deal, but people do this professionally. They get good at it. You cost people jobs. It's like saying one match won't start a wild fire. If everyone is lighting matches and throwing them into the woods, something is going to burn.

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I agree that buying something you fully intend to return after using it is a shitty thing to do, but at the same time, so's just walking up to a total stranger and fucking with their clothes. Regardless of how well-intentioned it may be, it's extremely rude and none of your business in the first place.

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This is what thrift shops are for. Besides you NEVER know what germs the person who tried something on before you had. I always wash new clothes before wearing them. The one time I didn't I had a rash over every part the shirt touched, not fun!

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I work at a high end department store, coincidentally in the dress department, and witness this lack of class on a daily basis. We make commission, so when something is worn and then returned, it directly affects our pay and IS equivalent to stealing our hard earned money. It's synonymous to eating at a restaurant, tipping your waiter, and then taking the tip back because you threw up the food. I've come to despise people who do this. It's utterly classless and dishonest. If you can't afford a $

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