Any advice on how to decide if you should return something? I recently bought some shoes online. They're not practical (for me) and even though they were on sale, they weren't cheap. I'm pretty sure I should return them, but I don't wanna.
For the few things I do return, it usually boils down to one of these reasons:
1. I shopped around further online and found something more practical (and usually not as glamorous and eye-catching) and less expensive so that I could no longer justify the original purchase;
2. I divided the cost of the item by the approximate number of wears I was expecting to get out it and the price per wear wasn't worth it. This is most often the case with heels and party dresses. If a pair of heels is $100 but I only think I will have 2 occasions to wear them, then I will probably return them because I could buy 2 pairs of shoes each for $50 that would give me more usage. (Then again I have also splurged on party heels and not regretted it at all because they were just so perfect and comfortable, so it all comes down to gut in the end.)
3. I looked in my closet and saw something very similar either with the tags still on or only worn a few times.
Before you part with the shoes, spend some time online browsing through Zappos or a department store website and see if there is something else you can get excited about. That makes it easier to return the ones you already have.