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Hilarious ‘SNL’ Sketch Has Us Worrying About Prime Day Return Policies

This 'SNL' eBay sketch makes us feel seen. But, hey, what is the Prime Day return policy anyway?

During the hardcore lockdown days of Spring 2020, a lot of people bought a lot of junk they ended-up not actually wanting. And a new Saturday Night Live sketch highlights exactly how most of us feel about this stuff — parents included. But, even though this sketch is joking about reselling your junk on eBay, it got us super worried about the Amazon Prime return policies. Turns out, we’re in good shape either way!

In the sketch, regular SNL cast members Chris Redd and Ego Nwodim reveal that, yeah, they didn’t really want that harp, or journal, or guitar, or copy of Infinite Jest that they bought online during the quarantine. And now, they’re forced to sell that crap they don’t need on eBay. As someone who bought a treadmill in April on Amazon, I can relate. (I also bought a retro Walkman during that time, which is a purchase I do not regret.)

Anyway, SNL is right, if you’re desperate, you can sell your unwanted junk on eBay. I love eBay! Not only can you get rid of the stuff you don’t like, but you can also buy more junk that you (arguably) don’t need. For example, did I need another book about the history of Sherlock Holmes? Probably not! But, guess who bought such an item on eBay last night. Yes, it’s also me.

But, what about that Prime Day stuff that you already possibly regret buying? Well, if the SNL sketch made you nervous about being stuck with some pots or knives you don’t care about, here’s some good news. The Prime Day return policy is actually amazing. You have until January 31, 2021, to send that stuff back.

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Phew! And if you blow that deadline…there’s always eBay.