Two weeks ago I took a little bike/camping trip in Virginia. My CrankBros pedals had gone so bad that they were squealing with each crank. I decided to look for a new pair at a lbs nearby, my intent was to get a new pair of the CBs since my home shop told me they were beyond repair. The VA shop concurred but didn't sell CB pedals of any sort. The shop guys there were big on Time ATACs however and, intrigued, I purchased a set along with about $160 worth of other stuff (new shoes, etc).
The pedals are nice enough but after returning home I started to realize that I'm not meant to ride them because they're forward entry only and I really need to have engagement by pulling my foot backwards. Its more than a muscle memory and give-it-time-you'll-adjust issue.
So is it uncool to arrange to mail the very-lightly-used pedals back to the shop? If I try to sell them on the net I'll be lucky to get even half & the hassle isn't worth it. This is one of those moments when I feel like the ethics are fuzzy.