Some Restocking Fees Deserve a Fight
(Smart Money) — They are beloved by most electronic stores: you buy a wireless device or TV, you return it in the box within the warranty period and you still get hit with a restocking fee. The reason? The store must return the product to the manufacturer – which costs money – so a restocking fee acts to deter customers from returning a product for reasons other than it being defective. But it can be worth challenging these fees, even if the product isn’t broken.