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74 Responses to Warning: Always Wash Your New Underwear

  1. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    March 3, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Link: Warning: Always Wash Your New Underwear - Retailers are putting used, returned underwear back on the shelf. Grossed out yet? We sure are.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:39 am
    that`s why my underwear comes in a bag :)
  3. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:42 am
    Not surprised, yet still disgusted.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:49 am
    I`m fairly sure in the uk it`s against some euro directive to accept used undies on returns.........
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Panty-Sniffers paradise!
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:04 am
    Flib - Yeah, we do have something against that.
    "The Sale of Goods Act 1979, under which traders must sell goods that are as described and of satisfactory quality, applies to second-hand goods just as it does to new ones."
    So, if anyone found out, they could potentially have the shops trading license removed, preventing them from selling anything.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:07 am
    Thank you Today Show.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Shockingly, not The Onion
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    the_fidge Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:40 am
    Flib, noone in europe wears underwear
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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:41 am
    here in every store selling underwear there are signs that say they do not accept returned underwear...
    that`s just disgusting.
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    stephg08 Female 18-29
    198 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:45 am
    that is so nasty! pretty sure here you`re not allowed to return underwear if the tags are off. or even return them at all...not sure though but that`s just disgusting
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:57 am
    This is a violation of Health Canada Standards regarding `intimate` apparel.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:58 am
    Yeah- all staores I have bought underwear from have made sure to tell me that it is not returnable. Also knickers have that plastic bit in the crotch to make quite sure it is okay!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:59 am
    WTF is this? Here in Canada, a far superior society I might add, we don`t allow used underwear to be returned at all. It always says "non-returnable due to hygienic reasons".
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:01 am
    Crazy stuff.
  16. Profile photo of evilducky00
    evilducky00 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:06 am
    When I was broke I bought mine from garage sells. Just washed em in bleach and on high heat.
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:15 am
    In truth, pretty much any clothing can retain some levels of bacteria when returned, or even put on briefly in those little booths (forget what they`re called at the moment). The question here is, what`s the comparative danger between a shirt vs. underwear?
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:16 am
    That is just the grossest thing ever.
  19. Profile photo of AngelLoveXJ
    AngelLoveXJ Female 18-29
    13 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:33 am
    i heard you could put clothes in the freezer for 2 days and itll kill of the bacteria...well i heard that about jeans, idk bout panties. i feel gross trying on a bikini without undies, well even with em....ewwww this is why i dont shop at those stores!!
  20. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:37 am
    LazyMe484 - best be trolling... that`s basically the policy everywhere, but if you bothered to pay attention you`d know their point was that they where being returned anyways & re-sold. All the `not allowed` rhetoric is just company policy and not a fact of law, it could be happening here too.

    Although the practice is unsanitary, it seems most people attach quite a stigma to used underwear. It`s only fabric, and remember that people have been putting the genitals they cover in their mouths and touching them with hands for ages... it`s not THAT disgusting, just wash them.

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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:41 am
    God it`s so gross :/ Human beings are just disgusting anyways...So no surprise I guess.
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    Thorna_Kate Female 18-29
    237 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:51 am
    How long before Macys becomes a Japanese tourist hot spot to shop?
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    batmanizzle Female 18-29
    140 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Buy your undies at Charlotte Russe... We refuse to take any already purchased underwear even if the tags are on. If the customer makes a huge deal out of it and we end up returning them, we throw it into the damaged bin and send it back to manufacturer.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:58 am
    K3vin>> "`not allowed` rhetoric is just company policy and not a fact of law, it could be happening here too."

    Every person I know that works in places that sell ladies under garments NEVER EVER are allowed to accept returns that have bee worn.
    I`m not saying it never happens, but in most places, Final sale is FINAL.

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    apolloapk Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:58 am
    lol, they did the `study` at willowbrook
  26. Profile photo of malinschen
    malinschen Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Isn`t that something everybody do (wash their underwears before use)? Everything else is stupid! There are, except for stories like this one sick people out there who finds rubbing their genitals on womens underwear in stores (in the dressing room) appealing...
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am
    you see thats why i by the ones in those plastic packs
  28. Profile photo of mle2009
    mle2009 Female 18-29
    37 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:04 am
    I can`t believe they even take it back without a tag. I tried returning a shirt at old navy without a tag and they said they couldn`t take it. but, nooo used panties are okay at victorias secret!
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 11:08 am
    I have even seen Superstore refuse returns on underwear. I don`t think this happens in Canada...
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 11:10 am
    I just looked it up, and it`s illegal here. Man, the states are crazy. Crazy health care, crazy underwear returning, crazy treatment for infections caused by dirty underwear shopping. Oh Canada, our home and nat.......
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:13 am
    THAT is why I don`t wear women`s underwear!
  32. Profile photo of KingDragon
    KingDragon Female 18-29
    159 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:27 am
    ....you`re not allowed to return underwear.... at least, not in the UK.....

    not regular pants at least.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    "Although the practice is unsanitary, it seems most people attach quite a stigma to used underwear. It`s only fabric, and remember that people have been putting the genitals they cover in their mouths and touching them with hands for ages... it`s not THAT disgusting, just wash them."

    Yes, and that`s exactly hoe infections are spread, or did you not attend sex ed class? It is disgusting. Some strangers nasty crotch cheese on your nice new undies. Non the less, you`re right you should just wash them.

  34. Profile photo of darkhawk
    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
    260 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    I just buy them in seald packs and who wouldent wash them if there not in air seald packs :s
  35. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    THats horrible!
  36. Profile photo of sepia-tenshi
    sepia-tenshi Female 18-29
    353 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    hurrah for canada having that illegal! :D
  37. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    i wash all my clothes after i buy them.
  38. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
    522 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    damn straight sephia-tenshi! Canada kicks ass!
  39. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    UGGGHHH!!!! *gags***pukes**runs to was all clothes*
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    woah.....1:45 "an upscale mall in new jersey"

    might as well have gone shopping in an upscale alleyway...

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    xxlittleme Female 18-29
    109 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    eeeeeeew :|
  42. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    who returns underwear? and why not just market them as used and sell `em to pervs?
  43. Profile photo of piiink1
    piiink1 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    oi, I live in new jersey...
  44. Profile photo of baileyabb
    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    *Punches that B*tch in the face*
  45. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    "Yes, and that`s exactly hoe infections are spread, or did you not attend sex ed class?" No i didn`t miss the class, and i know how it works as well... I`ve got two kids and I`m pretty sure that wasn`t by immaculate conception.

    i never said it wasn`t a problem with it and it`s not the ONLY way infections are spread... touching, kissing, sex, etc... are they all unthinkable acts now?

    "I just looked it up, and it`s illegal here" - source please

  46. Profile photo of Luniz82
    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    I say who cares? Who returns used underwear.. What should they do toss them? I agree they should be washed, BUT all clothes before you wear then should be washed especially if they are new.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    You know if they turned around and sold the underwear on Ebay after they were returned they would probablt make more money... Just sayin.
  48. Profile photo of hwkiller
    hwkiller Male 18-29
    490 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    Ross stores, for instance, allows underwear to be returned within a week.
  49. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    that`s why i only buy the stuff in the sealed plastic
  50. Profile photo of AlexTron
    AlexTron Male 18-29
    534 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    Oh, New Jersey...
  51. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
    527 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    ok so who doesn`t wash clothes before they buy it? and who hasn`t bought something that doesn`t fit? should i just throw it away?
  52. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    K3vin> Although I have no proof nor experience I have to disagree. Canadians are more conscientious about their health. I also think we have stricter laws. But if your right, post a link of something like this happening elsewhere.
  53. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    > Retailers are putting used, returned underwear back on the shelf

    In Japan that`d drive the price up.

  54. Profile photo of najamesk1
    najamesk1 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Ok, one, why don`t people check clothes before picking them up? Ive seen way to many clothing stores have changing booths, and knowing how people are, Always check clothing before picking it up, and never choose the one thats on the front of a hanger or hook, always look at the ones in the back. (normally, when stores put new stock up, they push it to the back so the older stuff goes first, this normally isn`t the case for returned items which are just put on the front anyway) and 2. I don`t care if the clothing is packaged in plastic, or open like panties in the video, always wash your new clothes. and 3) avoid clothing that is exposed to air anyway, get stuff wrapped.
  55. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    I think you`re right LazyMe, Ive never been able to return underthings.

    (Word to the wise, let a lady shop for intimates on her own to avoid this problem. -_-)

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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    ack! XD
  57. Profile photo of Perseus
    Perseus Female 18-29
    222 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    Anyone who doesn`t wash something as personal as undies after buying and prior to wearing them is nuts! *shudder*
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    plahblah Female 18-29
    151 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    Oh my god, I am so glad I wash everything before before I wear it. Bah, this is so disgusting.
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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    wow, nasty
  60. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm
    I`m pretty sure any underwear has a `no return` policy here :/
  61. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:14 am
    ewww... this makes me want to wash all of my own underwear...
  62. Profile photo of alliknow
    alliknow Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:54 am
    thank god where i work we don`t accept returned underwear if they don`t have the little plastic pads, tags or reciept. it`s gross enough trying to explain why we can`t accept returns on theses things anyway though. can`t wait to get outta retail.
  63. Profile photo of Karimento
    Karimento Male 30-39
    140 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Does any of you wash new clothes?
  64. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
    189 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 8:51 am
    lol "you don`t want foreign grossness"
  65. Profile photo of CreamKreator
    CreamKreator Male 30-39
    69 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 10:19 am
    No return policy in Finland too on underwear..
  66. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Thank God I`m a guy and buy prepackaged, unresealable packages of underwear and socks.
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    MizzMe Female 18-29
    509 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    That`s nasty but my eyes are wide open. I`m washing everything in super hot water. You can`t trust anything these days.

    Sucks balls.

  68. Profile photo of Hitaki318
    Hitaki318 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    No, Karimento. That`s the point of this video.
  69. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    sick
  70. Profile photo of atm
    atm Female 13-17
    127 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    more like wash-all-the-underwear-they-said-was-new. >.>
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    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
    477 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:24 am
    well you should be washing them first anyways.....
  72. Profile photo of dooflotchie
    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Ew. I`m glad I just buy underwear that`s sealed in a package, even though I always wash them before wearing them too.
  73. Profile photo of Supersyko
    Supersyko Male 18-29
    314 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    Hmm, some people would pay extra for that
  74. Profile photo of Boomsie
    Boomsie Female 18-29
    251 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    OH!...If I did this in Topshop I`d face the sack! How can they be allowed to do this!?

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