When making panic purchases, customers could run out of essential items.
Paul Kane / Getty Images
In March, signs began to appear at some Costco locations stating that the store would no longer accept returns of essential items. that many people started buying in bulk to stock up during the coronavirus pandemic.
The signs, posted by various Instagram accounts, indicated that stores did not accept returns of products such as toilet paper, paper towels, rice, water, disinfectant wipes and Lysol, as reported on the Delish portal.
To date, it is unclear whether the new policy was implemented store-by-store or nationwide.
Apparently, This measure was implemented to discourage people from panic shopping and carrying more product than they really need. That is, they must be very sure that they will use all the product they buy, since later they will not be able to return it to the store.
On the other hand, Costco announced purchase limits earlier this week on certain items that have been running out as customers stock up.
The company has not released a statement on these purchase restrictions, so it is recommended check with your local Costco for more information on changes to their return policies.
Costco is just one of many grocery stores and department stores implementing new temporary policies to accommodate the high volumes of shoppers who are visiting their locations for panic purchases during the coronavirus outbreak, including reducing store hours. and the imposition of purchase limits on certain items.
–You may also be interested in: The company gives you a vacation worth $ 25,000 dollars