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Lies Salespeople Tell

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In our sister site's column Department Store Dispatch, our anonymous confessor lets us in on six lies sales associates tell during sale season. Two of our favorites (that we knew were lies!) are "'It's gonna stretch!' or, alternatively: 'It'll shrink in the wash!'" and "You can't return that here." For more clues on how not to get duped, click through to read the rest of the story. [Racked NY]