If you are buying items online, and assume you can just return them to the stores brick and mortar locations, something you need to keep an eye out for is if you are buying directly from the retailer or one of their affiliate vendors. I recently purchased a sweater at Sears.com, and when it arrived, I realized it was too big. So I tried to return it to the store but they could not accept the return, because I had actually purchased it from some third party company who also has their products listed on their site. So instead I had to ship it back to them directly, losing out on the shipping costs. Sites like Kmart.com, Sears.com, Wal-Mart.com and others also allow other companies to list their products on their site, so you're not always getting the items shipped from the actual retailer.