Americans are already returning holiday purchases -CBS News
"Holiday gifts should still be under the tree, yet returns are already in full swing. The advent of online shopping and hard-selling promotions by retailers had lots of consumers buying gifts for themselves, aided in their efforts by free shipping for deliveries and returns. That's according to UPS, which expects holiday returns will hit their peak on Wednesday, with an estimated 1.5 million packages returned. In years past, returns didn't really pick up steam until January, and UPS said it still expects another wave will have 1.3 million packages returned on the third day of the new year.