But instead of receiving store credit from Shop.NHL.com, Vasko said he was told he would receive nothing and that the jersey he had returned had been donated.
“I gave you my 140 dollars and I gave you back the jersey and I now have nothing and you’re telling me I’m going to get nothing?” Vasko recalled telling a customer service representative.
The website’s return policy specifies returns outside 60 days will be donated. However, Vasko said the company’s message was different on another document.
“The return policy on the document for the return form said if it’s a gift you can return it and get a store credit,” Vasko said. “It didn’t even address the sixty days.”
A business representative emailed Vasko to apologize for the inconvenience regarding his returned item and issued a $140.35 refund as a one-time courtesy.
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“When you contact NBC Responds, NBC responds,” Vasko said.
Vasko purchased another jersey for his wife in the meantime.
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“We all sit and watch the Hawks games. Good or bad,” Vasko said.
He urges consumers who buy gifts to always double-check the store’s gift return policy.
Each count carries a maximum 20-year sentence. But George likely will face far less time.
George is representing himself at Wednesday’s hearing in Trenton. He claims the real estate ventures were legitimate and he didn’t mislead anybody.