They should have caught that kind of hole before it went onto the floor. Mind you, if you do take it back, they'll probably rag it out. If you think somebody would bother to have the holes rewoven, and that it's worth keeping in the world, go fish. If it's just too bad, cut your losses. Er. Bait.
This is not the first time I have heard something like this here. Do the thrifts (particularly the chains,) go through the clothing and remove damaged items by you? Here in DFW I would venture to say that only the one or two higher end private thrifts do this and of course they are charging a higher price. I would venture to say that many, if not most of the items I see on a daily basis are damaged beyond everyday wear to include holes, tears, serious stains, etc. Hell, I probably leave ten times more sweaters than I buy because of moth holes. Just curious to see what it is like in other places.
Woofa, they are supposed to. It's Goodwill store policy to not sell damaged clothing, but that's bullshit, obviously just based on the sheer quantity of damaged clothing I find on the floor. If you take a piece to the person at the counter and tell them that it's damaged, they'll say "Oh how did that get out here, we're not supposed to sell them when they're like that. I'll take it to the back", but when you come back a few days later it's still out.