Just a short personal rant today. Yesterday I went to return some gifts at Target and I didn't have a receipt. However, they were items bought off of a gift registry and the registry clearly marks what items were bought and how many were bought. So one would think this would qualify as a receipt - but no. In fact they would only let me return $40 worth of items for store credit. So I had a bagful of items that they knew came from Target and yet they wouldn't even return them for store credit.
Most major retailers understand that many people just don't give gift receipts and thus they adjust their return policy to account for that. Target chooses to treat all their customers as criminals - what a business strategy. On top of that I later tried calling the store to talk to the manager on 5 separate occasions and nobody ever answered phone. All those employees and yet nobody picks up the phone?