When I was in high school, I stole a haircut. I needed one bad, to get a part time job, but had zero dollars. So I got the cut and told the barber I needed to meet my sister across the street at Walgreens to give me the money. And I never went back. I did get a job, washing dishes and bussing tables at Ponderosa Steak House, and it was the worst job I've ever had. Horrible. So hopefully, in the scheme of how the universe works, we're even. But if you were a barber in Madison WI and a kid stole a haircut from you, HMU. I got your 8 bucks now.
Also, no, one should not return thrift store items back to the original store for a "refund".
Thrifted a steam mop sealed in box from a store that didn't let you test or return. Returned to Wal Mart for the same model that actually worked and saved ~$120 in the process. Then again, Wal Mart isn't exactly the most beloved business in the world.