Why Was There A Dumpster Full Of Bikes Behind Dick’s Sporting Goods In Maine After Christmas?
The Christmas season has officially come and gone, which means return season has begun. One person happened to notice something peculiar behind the Dick's Sporting Goods location in Bangor, Maine the day after Christmas... a dumpster filled to the brim with bicycles that appeared to have very little (if anything) wrong with them. So what's up?
The truth isn't going to sit well with consumers. There are rules and regulations companies must abide by when it comes to returns and exchanges. According to this report from a Fox affiliate, most major retailers in the United States find difficulty in reselling returned items. Attempting to repackage the item or pass it along to secondary retailers can be pricey, so the final option is to trash the damaged goods even if the damage is slight or unnoticeable. That may explain the pile of bikes spotted behind Dick's in Bangor.
Many of the comments left on this Facebook post were by ambitious people hoping they could salvage the bikes for children who could truly use them for the coming warmer months. It's technically illegal to dumpster-dive in Maine, if the dumpster is on private property and there are signs posted. Keep that in mind if you are planning on making a great heist.
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