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Where are Costco returns sold?

Products purchased at a Costco location need to be returned at the returns counter at any Costco warehouse. Items ordered online can be returned at any Costco warehouse -or- you can initiate a return through

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Thereof, does Costco Sell returned?

It's not uncommon for members to return unused merchandise to Costco. Even if the member hasn't used the item, if any portion of the packaging has been opened, it can not go back on the sales floor. This unused merchandise will be part of Grade A/B liquidation.

Beside above, where do returned items go? About a quarter of items are returned to the manufacturer. Others go to secondary retailers. But many returns are sold for pennies on the dollar to liquidators and discounters before ending up at regional wholesalers, who send the goods to pawn shops, dollar stores or even out of the country.

Keeping this in view, what does Costco do with all the returned merchandise?

The warehouse chain allows members to return almost any item at any time if they're not satisfied with it. "We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell and will refund your purchase price, with the following exceptions," the company states on its website.

What does Costco do with unsold meat?

We donate non refrigerated bakery items (so cheesecake, cakes, pumpkin pies for example are trash), deli items are trashed. Meat is kept refrigerated and sold to dog food companies. Produce gets removed from it's bags and sold to farms to produce pig feed.

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