Edge on Demand: Too Early for Buying Christmas Gifts?

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 Black Fri-what?  Thrifty Thurs-who?  Super Satur-blah!  Forget all those made-up marketing ploys, holiday shopping is officially here with Best Buy taking its Black Friday deals live online on Tuesday.  Which seems awfully early since you’re buying all that stuff for other people… right?  What if they don’t like it?

There’s probably a full month before most of those gifts will serve their purposes.  Places like Best Buy and Walmart do have extended return policies this time of year, but they still start at the point of purchase, which means you have a shorter amount of time after the holidays to return them.

So when should gift return policies start: at the time of purchase, or the time of giving?