Warning: Always Wash Your New Underwear

Submitted by: ballaerina 7 years ago in

Retailers are putting used, returned underwear back on the shelf. Grossed out yet? We sure are.
There are 74 comments:
Female 251
OH!...If I did this in Topshop I`d face the sack! How can they be allowed to do this!?
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Male 312
Hmm, some people would pay extra for that
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Female 336
Ew. I`m glad I just buy underwear that`s sealed in a package, even though I always wash them before wearing them too.
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Female 477
well you should be washing them first anyways.....
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Female 127
more like wash-all-the-underwear-they-said-was-new. >.>
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Male 1,834
sick
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Female 193
No, Karimento. That`s the point of this video.
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Female 509
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.

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Male 3,649
Thank God I`m a guy and buy prepackaged, unresealable packages of underwear and socks.
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Male 69
No return policy in Finland too on underwear..
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Male 189
lol "you don`t want foreign grossness"
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Male 140
Does any of you wash new clothes?
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Female 155
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.
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Female 1,006
ewww... this makes me want to wash all of my own underwear...
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Female 4,197
I`m pretty sure any underwear has a `no return` policy here :/
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Male 894
wow, nasty
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Female 151
Oh my god, I am so glad I wash everything before before I wear it. Bah, this is so disgusting.
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Female 222
Anyone who doesn`t wash something as personal as undies after buying and prior to wearing them is nuts! *shudder*
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Female 5,222
ack! XD
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Male 2,548
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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Male 194
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.
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Male 8,300
> Retailers are putting used, returned underwear back on the shelf

In Japan that`d drive the price up.

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Male 10,440
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.
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Female 527
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?
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Male 534
Oh, New Jersey...
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Male 385
that`s why i only buy the stuff in the sealed plastic
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Male 490
Ross stores, for instance, allows underwear to be returned within a week.
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Male 587
You know if they turned around and sold the underwear on Ebay after they were returned they would probablt make more money... Just sayin.
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Male 587
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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Male 487
"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

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Female 895
*Punches that B*tch in the face*
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Female 179
oi, I live in new jersey...
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who returns underwear? and why not just market them as used and sell `em to pervs?
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Female 109
eeeeeeew :|
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Male 3,915
woah.....1:45 "an upscale mall in new jersey"

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

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Female 1,401
UGGGHHH!!!! *gags***pukes**runs to was all clothes*
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Male 522
damn straight sephia-tenshi! Canada kicks ass!
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Male 2,056
i wash all my clothes after i buy them.
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Female 353
hurrah for canada having that illegal! :D
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Male 25,416
THats horrible!
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Male 260
I just buy them in seald packs and who wouldent wash them if there not in air seald packs :s
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Female 1,112
"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.

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Female 159
....you`re not allowed to return underwear.... at least, not in the UK.....

not regular pants at least.

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Male 3,332
THAT is why I don`t wear women`s underwear!
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Female 1,112
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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Female 1,112
I have even seen Superstore refuse returns on underwear. I don`t think this happens in Canada...
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Female 37
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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Female 2,927
you see thats why i by the ones in those plastic packs
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Female 444
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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Male 4,807
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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Male 53
lol, they did the `study` at willowbrook
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Female 140
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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Female 237
How long before Macys becomes a Japanese tourist hot spot to shop?
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Female 1,682
God it`s so gross :/ Human beings are just disgusting anyways...So no surprise I guess.
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Male 487
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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Female 13
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!!
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Female 4,039
That is just the grossest thing ever.
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Male 734
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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Male 430
When I was broke I bought mine from garage sells. Just washed em in bleach and on high heat.
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Male 2,690
Crazy stuff.
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Male 10,440
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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Female 8,056
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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Male 2,229
This is a violation of Health Canada Standards regarding `intimate` apparel.
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Female 198
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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Female 525
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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Female 14
Flib, noone in europe wears underwear
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Male 15,510
Shockingly, not The Onion
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Female 9,572
Thank you Today Show.
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Male 2,551
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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Male 4,593
Panty-Sniffers paradise!
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Female 833
I`m fairly sure in the uk it`s against some euro directive to accept used undies on returns.........
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Female 1,515
Not surprised, yet still disgusted.
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Male 5,314
that`s why my underwear comes in a bag :)
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Female 590
Link: Warning: Always Wash Your New Underwear [Rate Link] - Retailers are putting used, returned underwear back on the shelf. Grossed out yet? We sure are.
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