This is the time of year when many questions come in about store return policies. According to the Office of Consumer Affairs, "As long as the product is not defective, a merchant can choose any return policy, provided the merchant discloses this policy to the buyer before the purchase. A store, however, cannot use its disclosed policy to refuse the return of defective merchandise. When the item purchased is defective, you can choose a repair, replacement or refund." The More information is available at Law About Shopping and Returns.