How to return a state fair purchase

Did you buy something at the state fair and now regret making the purchase? Well, there may be something you can do about it.

Well, unfortunately, you cannot return those awesome cream puffs and corn dogs that may have raised your cholesterol. But, if you purchased something like knives that do not cut like they did at the fair or a comfort item that is not so comfortable, you may be able to pack it up and ship it back. Most of the companies who sell items at the fair will have a 10 to 30 day return policy. But, you need to have the receipt, and make sure to follow the instructions for sending it back within the return period.

If you lost the receipt but you bought the item with a credit card, you could be in luck. Credit card companies usually have a phone number for the business that charged the purchase to your card. If you paid with cash, research your product online and contact the seller to see what they can do to help. Some will offer some type of credit or will send a replacement.

If the seller won’t help you with the return, but you bought with a credit card, contest the charge with your credit card company. If you believe that the item is dangerous or sold fraudulently, you might want to file a complaint with the consumer protection offices in Wisconsin and the state that the seller is located. You can also contact our Call 4 Action office for help. Our volunteers are very good at listening and will do all that they can to help mediate a fair resolution.

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