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To ask for receipt or not?

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harrietm87 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:37:26

I got some clothes from BIL and SIL this year for xmas. SIL works for a cheap clothes shop and they're from there - suspect she got them free or heavily discounted. They are really not my style and I won't ever wear them (suspect SIL knows this). Should I ask for the receipt or just say nothing and donate to charity shop?

user1477282676 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:38:38

Oh God say nothing!

Very poor manners to ask for the reciept!

kawla Sun 25-Dec-16 23:41:08

Today has been an enjoyable day reading threads on mumsnet. I'm just shocked at some peoples manners.

And no do not ask for the receipt..

Framboise18 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:41:29

It depends what your relationship is like with them.. I would ask if I had a really close relationship with them. Otherwise I'd keep them and say nothing as it may appear rude. Eg my mum and sister in law are extremely close and I wouldn't care about asking as I know they would not be hurt they think more practically but other family members I wouldnt dare as it may come off cheeky.. Hope this helps

Reality16 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:42:21

Christ who does that shock

expatinscotland Sun 25-Dec-16 23:43:17

Jesus wept! Just charity shop them.

CaraAspen Sun 25-Dec-16 23:45:11

It's supposed to be the thought that counts.hmm

TheClacksAreDown Sun 25-Dec-16 23:46:51

In those circumstances no I wouldn't. It would only serve to embarrass her.

In some other circumstances though I might. for example this year a family member has bought my children some expensive clothes for Christmas but they are too small to get wear out of (although the right age) - she gave me gift receipts but if she hadn't I would have asked if she had it so I could swap for a larger size.

seven201 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:46:52

Charity shop

Oldbutstillgotit Sun 25-Dec-16 23:47:02

If you are unlikely to wear anything from that shop why ask for the receipt ? Think you are trying to make an unpleasant point .

harrietm87 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:47:02

Good that's what I thought! DH has asked BIL for the receipt for his and said I would be mad not to!

Backstory is we think SIL deliberately chose crap gifts but that's not really relevant.

Bluntness100 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:48:21

Oh dear, no of course you can't ask for the receipt, especially as you think she got them (heavily) discounted, why would you want to put her in that position?

If you don't like them send them to a charity shop. And be thankful she made the effort,

FriskyFrog Mon 26-Dec-16 00:52:17

I'm pretty sure we need a picture of the offending items.

JustanotherMortificado Mon 26-Dec-16 00:58:09

If she got them "free" or "heavily discounted" then what's the actual point of asking for receipt? It's just being nasty.

sizeofalentil Mon 26-Dec-16 00:58:47

Do they have other branches that you could exchange the clothes in without a receipt?

VladmirsPoutine Mon 26-Dec-16 10:20:59

Even with a receipt, from the description you've given of the shop I doubt you'd find anything you want.
Just charity shop them and say no more of it.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 26-Dec-16 10:24:10

I suggest you tell her not to buy for your family again as you have no manners.

chanie44 Mon 26-Dec-16 10:30:49

I'd try and exchange without the receipt (preferably at a branch of the stores that SIL doesn't work at, if possibly). If not, I'd just charity shop them.

anotherdayanothersquabble Mon 26-Dec-16 10:39:51


Birdsgottafly Mon 26-Dec-16 10:47:02

""Backstory is we think SIL deliberately chose crap gifts but that's not really relevant.""

Stop doing adult presents, or get your DH to tell his brother what you would like, so SIL isn't stuck with shopping for his family.

burnoutbabe Mon 26-Dec-16 11:26:04

if DH has asked BIL for the receipt, I don't see why he can't ask for yours.

You could always exchange it for something simple like socks/gloves that are fine even if cheap.

(you can say you have put on weight and its embarassing that you need the next size up, why would that not be a reason to swap clothes?)

I don't know many family members who buy clothes and would not include a gift receipt in case the size was wrong.

AngryGinger Wed 28-Dec-16 14:06:18

Could you swap for something else in the store? Even if no clothes you like you could swap for tights/pants/socks. You don't generally need the receipt for an exchange - only for a return. That's what I would do anyway - my mum got me 2 very ugly bras for Christmas, I was planning to take them along and swap them, no harm done and no ones feelings are hurt.

lovelearning Wed 28-Dec-16 15:57:37

Today has been an enjoyable day reading threads on mumsnet. I'm just shocked at some peoples manners.

kawla fgrin

harrietm87 Wed 28-Dec-16 17:04:18

I think I'll donate them to charity.

We had a list system with dh's family where we all said a selection of stuff we wanted with a max value of £20. SIL got everyone else stuff from their list but with me and DH gave us this other stuff (deffo not our style) which is why we feel like it was a deliberate passive aggressive move. DH did want to swap his for socks or something but I can't be bothered with the aggro.

For those who say I've no manners - isn't it common practice to include a gift receipt with clothes? What if they were the wrong size? (Not the case here but in general?)

NavyandWhite Wed 28-Dec-16 17:07:58

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