GOBankingRates.com compiled a list of the worst and best return policies to take the headache out of the post-holiday return rush.
Dec. 23, 2013 - According to the National Retail Federation, nearly $60 billion worth of holiday merchandise was returned last January. To help consumers understand popular retailers' return policies, personal finance site GOBankingRates.com investigated the return policies of leading U.S. retailers and created a list of the best and worst stores for handling returns.
"Not everyone is good at gift giving," said Jennifer Calonia, editor of GOBankingRates.com. "If you're worried about finding the perfect gift for a loved one, consider a store with a great return policy. A return policy can truly make or break a purchase; many major retailers carry the same brands."
Preview of the stores with the worst and best return policies:
Stores with the Worst Return Policies
No. 1- Sears Return Policy
No. 2- Best Buy Return Policy
No. 3- American Apparel Return Policy
Stores with the Best Return Policies
No. 1- Costco Return Policy 1
No. 2- Nordstrom Return Policy
No. 3- Zappos Return Policy
To see the complete ranking of store return policies, go to: