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Etiquette of returning substandard produce to the store?


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Etiquette of returning substandard produce to the store?

DC in DC | Sep 19, 2005 05:47 PM

Just finished a $3 tiny tub of cut-up papaya from Whole Foods - well, finished in the sense that I had to toss about every other piece because it was underripe and/or improperly cut (with a lot of the bitter rind or interior strings).

I could have bought a whole papaya for $3, but sometimes I'm willing to pay extra for the convenience. So I'm mad and I feel ripped off. But what's the deal with returning substandard fruit? Is it buyer-beware? Should I just not buy it again? If I muster up the courage to request a refund, do I need to present the icky pieces as evidence? Does anyone else return fruit? What are the etiquette issues here?

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