Have you bought clothes just to wear then return?

Have you bought clothes just to wear then return?

Many big stores, such as M&S, John Lewis and many websites, have generous no-fault return policies. Some people use this as a form of 'free rental’, you buy the clothes, wear them once, then return them – we've even heard of people wearing items once for a wedding.

The legality is a grey area it depends on the terms – but it's certainly questionable.

Which of the following is closest to your situation?

Results

I'm a man aged under 25 (250 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 13 votes (5%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 18 votes (7%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 8 votes (3%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 66 votes (26%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 34 votes (14%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 111 votes (44%)
I’m a woman aged under 25 (298 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 15 votes (5%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 35 votes (12%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 35 votes (12%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 62 votes (21%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 38 votes (13%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 113 votes (38%)
I'm a man aged 25 to 34 (848 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 10 votes (1%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 39 votes (5%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 49 votes (6%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 89 votes (10%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 91 votes (11%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 570 votes (67%)
I’m a woman aged 25 to 34 (1347 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 17 votes (1%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 124 votes (9%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 96 votes (7%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 105 votes (8%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 86 votes (6%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 919 votes (68%)
I'm a man aged 35 to 49 (1481 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 8 votes (1%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 53 votes (4%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 64 votes (4%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 88 votes (6%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 117 votes (8%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 1151 votes (78%)
I’m a woman aged 35 to 49 (2963 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 22 votes (1%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 118 votes (4%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 190 votes (6%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 105 votes (4%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 133 votes (4%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 2395 votes (81%)
I'm a man aged 50 to 64 (1682 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 6 votes (0%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 14 votes (1%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 45 votes (3%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 45 votes (3%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 67 votes (4%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 1505 votes (89%)
I’m a woman aged 50 to 64 (4211 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 7 votes (0%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 62 votes (1%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 164 votes (4%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 68 votes (2%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 77 votes (2%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 3833 votes (91%)
I'm a man aged 65+ (1025 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 1 votes (0%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 3 votes (0%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 5 votes (0%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 9 votes (1%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 19 votes (2%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 988 votes (96%)
I’m a woman aged 65+ (1915 votes)
I regularly wear and return to get free rental 2 votes (0%)
I’ve done it once or twice in the last couple of years 13 votes (1%)
I’ve only ever done it once in my life 47 votes (2%)
I’ve never done it but would consider it in the right circumstances 14 votes (1%)
I wouldn’t do it, but have no problem if others do 28 votes (1%)
I wouldn’t do it – it’s morally wrong 1811 votes (95%)

                   16,020 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.