Black Friday: Holiday return policies to know before you buy


We all have those special people in our lives, the ones who give gifts we'll likely never use. There's the aunt who rarely strays from her traditional present of itchy sweaters and the grandma who thinks that one can never have enough wool socks. We plaster on a smile and write thank you cards, but cannot get to the store's return counter fast enough.

Before you start your Black Friday and holiday shopping, check out return policies to find out which stores are willing to participate in the annual exchange. Keep in mind that Black Friday is 29 days before Christmas, leaving only one day for gift receivers to make returns at stores with 30-day return policies, and there may be special restrictions for items purchased on Black Friday itself, such as door busters.