Costco is known for its generous return policy.
The warehouse club allows members to return almost anything they’ve purchased at any time for a full refund, though there is a 90-day limit on electronics.
A woman in Santa Clarita put that return policy to the test when she apparently returned her dead Christmas tree and got a full refund.
Indianapolis radio host Dave Smiley posted screen grabs from a Facebook page of a California man who claimed to have witnessed the entire incident.
“I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP…” the post started. It continued:
Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas Tree ‘because it is dead’ on January 4th. I saw the whole thing go down with my own two eyes about 30 minutes ago. If I didn’t see it, I wouldn’t believe that someone had so little moral values or lack of conscience.
The post was removed from Facebook – or made not public – by Thursday.
The man claimed that Costco employees did confirm she bought the tree at their store and gave her the refund. He said she was “shamed to a small degree,” but wrote, “I don’t think it fazed her because she has no conscience.”
A picture accompanying the post showed a woman with a red “X” over her face standing with a dead Christmas tree at the Costco customer service counter.
The man wrote that the woman didn’t seem to mind that he took her picture.