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December 28, 2010

Pre-emptive returns

Amazon Plan: Let Users Return Gifts Preemptively

(Washingtonpost.com) This story was written by Washington Post staff writer Michael S. Rosenwald.

Undoubtedly, the Thread and Bobbin Sewing Kit that Aunt Mildred sent from Amazon.com for Christmas will never see a stitch. The Stallion Stable Music Box might have looked pretty on the computer screen, but under the tree's flickering lights, it is frightful. The polka-dot nightgown has never been a good idea, even with free shipping. [...]

Amazon is working on a solution that could revolutionize digital gift buying. The online retailer has quietly patented a way for people to return gifts before they receive them, and the patent documents even mention poor Aunt Mildred. Amazon's innovation, not ready for this Christmas season, includes an option to "Convert all gifts from Aunt Mildred," the patent says.

Posted by joke du jour at December 28, 2010 07:01 PM

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