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Thread: Is it typical for a quilt shop to not take a pattern as a return or exchange?

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    When I got home, I realized that a pattern I had purchased was very similar to a pattern I already have. When I took it back to the shop, the owner said they could not take patterns back because of copyright issues -- someone might copy the pattern and then return it.

    Just wondering if this is typical? In many years of purchasing quilt patterns, I believe this is the first time I ever took one back!

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    Yes, this is typical.

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    I don't know if it is typical, but it sounds reasonable.

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    It is this way at the stores around here.

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    and makes perfectly good sense
    some people do just that and the quilt shop can't be judge of who probably did or didn't
    maybe you can sell it on here

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    I can gift it to my sister, so that's not a problem. I was just surprised, as the thought of copying a pattern and then returning it never occurred to me.

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    Same as magazines.

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    I'd say yes, it's typical. At one of my local shops, they have a sign posted saying that due to copyright issues, all pattern and book sales are final.

    She hasn't always had this sign, so my guess is she was having a problem with people buying the pattern/book, copying it and then trying to return it.

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    Yep that is the way it is here and for just those reasons . I never thought about it until someone explained it to me - guess most of us don't think about conning people .... which is a good thing :lol:

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    Yes, it's typical!

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