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Shrinking clothes

Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
edited June 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I bought some boxer briefs from wal mart and it turns out that they are a little too big and I can't return them. Is there any way to shrink them? They are 95% cotton 5% spandex and I have washed and dried them on the hottest setting several times already and they haven't shrunk enough. Is there anything left to do?

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    isaac17isaac17 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Don't waste too much money washing them and trying to shrink them :)

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    If the attempted shrinking didn't work....It looks like you might have yourself a new set of rags.

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2008
    Fuck wal-mart, fascist bastards. Those things aren't cheap, well they were actually but still it was a waste of money.

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    DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    since when will walmart not let you return something?

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2008
    DeShadowC wrote: »
    since when will walmart not let you return something?
    Thats what I thought, I was pretty pissed because the receipt said I can return items within 90s days and then they pull that bullshit. Maybe it was just that wal mart?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Maybe they have a thing with returning underwear specifically? I dunno, I thought Walmart took most returns no questions asked (no receipt a lot of the time) too.

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    MisterAlexMisterAlex Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Most stores have a no-return policy on underwear, even Wal-Mart.. As an avid buyer of underwear, I do appreciate not wearing something that was returned.

    Ew.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    That's what I figured at first... but then I was like "but... Wal-Mart."

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    DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    well when something like underwear is returned its destroyed and they get the money back from the manufacturer. The only thing they normally will never take a return on is breast milk pumps.

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    That's what I figured at first... but then I was like "but... Wal-Mart."

    lol

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    snorepezsnorepez Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    To shrink clothes, I:
    Bring a pot of water to a raging boil
    Submerge the clothing inside and cover with a lid
    Leave inside water for a few hours, or until water is lukewarm
    Put wet clothing through a washing cycle
    Finally, dry the clothing on the hottest setting

    This has worked for me in the past on numerous occasions

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I wish I had an issue where I had to art of shrinking clothes down to a science. :(

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    FofamitFofamit Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Um.. generally with most cotton clothing it's pre-shrunk and generally after normal wear and washing it will actually get bigger. Um.. with Wal-mart though I am pretty sure they don't do returns on opened underwear and swimsuits for sanitary reasons.

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    TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Euw, returning underwear.

    However, if you've only worn one pair out of the pack, you could be a nice person and donate the rest to a shelter. I'm sure a clean pair of underwear would mean a lot to someone out there.

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    FofamitFofamit Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Trowizilla wrote: »
    Euw, returning underwear.

    However, if you've only worn one pair out of the pack, you could be a nice person and donate the rest to a shelter. I'm sure a clean pair of underwear would mean a lot to someone out there.

    I second that

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    LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yep, me and LPs dad (and a team of people) give out about 50 pairs of boxers and socks to homeless guys on Friday nights in Manchester (and other stuff).

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