Coming in at 5am after a heavy night out, we’ve all thought that trawling Amazon was a fantastic idea.
You make an array of weird and wonderful buys in a drunken state and then pass out on top of your laptop, none the wiser that your sober self will hate you in the morning.
In the cold light of day, with the hangover kicking in, you soon realise that drunk you is a bit of a dick and you really didn’t need to order that cat bed, because, well you don’t actually own a cat (true story).
But fear not, as it turns out Amazon are now cutting us all a little bit of slack with these off the cuff buys.
It’s been revealed that the online giant is giving shoppers refunds, while telling these customers not to bother returning ‘small’ purchases, The Mirror reports.
And when we say small, we mean small, as the unofficial policy is believed to only relate to goods under £10.
Consumer watchdogs believe this may be down to the fact that it makes uneconomical sense for Amazon to take back so many unwanted items to their warehouses.
“It shows the power of the retailer that it can swallow costs in a way an independent shop could not,” one of them said.
The online giant is worth a staggering £290 billion worldwide, so it’s probably no wonder that they can deal with losing £6 here and £2.30 there.
Martyn James, of consumer rights website Resolver, added: “It’s great to get a bargain – even if it’s by default.”
However, Amazon refused to decline on this refund practice to The Mirror, so it may be something they want to keep on the DL.
But hey ho, knowledge is power and all that – and now you know!
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