So, you were cool (or nice, or bribing) enough for the employee to give you a discount. Great. You’re moving up in the retail world. But now you decided to bring a new problem upon yourself: you decided to return the item the employee gave you a mega discount on. Big no-no.
This is the retail equivalent of someone going out of the way to pick you up a sandwich, and then you just toss it in the trash. Normally, a lot of stores need to make sales margins, and employees work on commission. The return of the item not only puts a dent in the store’s profits, takes away the associate’s commission, it also makes them think you’re an asshole. Nice job.