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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/8/2007 9:09:57 AM EST
After being called a thief in my Minor score thread, I ask you this question.

Does the incompetence of others, such as not charging you for all the items in your cart, constitute theft on your part? If you make an honest effort to notify the clerk about the type and quantity of items you wish to purchase, and they make an error in your favor, are you now a thief?

Should you be expected to return to the store to correct their mistakes?

I am just fed up with being responsible for the carelessness of others.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:11:41 AM EST
Character is what you do when no one else is looking. It is not a cost/benefit analysis.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:12:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:12:38 AM EST by TGMoore]
Your a thief because after you detected the error you didn't go back and correct it. Two wrongs don't make a right.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:13:01 AM EST
So, tell us all about it. Let me guess, it was a power washer?


hehehe...IBTB (in before the ban)
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:16:59 AM EST
if you don't notice, no

once you are cognizant of the error, you should correct it

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:17:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Character is what you do when no one else is looking. It is not a cost/benefit analysis.


+1100
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:17:17 AM EST
Don't sweat the small stuff, man. And this rates as very small.

I'm sure no one really cares if you did, or did not get some free Cokes.

Focus on getting more guns and ammo.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:17:53 AM EST
Yeah, you should go back and make it right.

That shit will probably get taken out of someones check.

They may have been off in space thinking about their dying mother or sick sister.

Distracted doesn't = stupid.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:18:10 AM EST
I would call and tell them about the error and let them know I would pay the difference the next time I was in the store. I wouldn't waste my time and gas going back to correct their mistake over a few bucks.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:18:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:20:24 AM EST by LvFreeRDie]
People make mistakes. And mistakes aren't an excuse to take advantage of other people.

Thanks for letting us all know of another screen name that we shouldn't do business with on the EE.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:19:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By IndianJoe:
Don't sweat the small stuff, man. And this rates as very small.

I'm sure no one really cares if you did, or did not get some free Cokes.

Focus on getting more guns and ammo.


Where do you draw the line though? Is there a dollar amount?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:20:37 AM EST
so if you were supposed to get 2.50$ in change and they gave you 250$ you would be cool with that?


what if you filled out your deposit slip wrong and wrote down 2.50$ instead of 250$ and the bank only credited you with 2.50$ deposit?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:20:51 AM EST
I'm surprised no one is riding you for buying Mexican coke.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:22:12 AM EST
If you fail to go back and pay the fair price of the product after you notice the error, then yes it is theft. My own personal decision point is the amount of gas it will take to go back and correct the situation. If I will cost me more in gas than the goods are worth I won't do it. I will call the store instead and tell them their money is waiting for them if they are willing to come get it.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:22:35 AM EST
Damn theifs driving up my insurance premiuims!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:24:32 AM EST
I think this should be more of a lesson concerning really stupid thread topics than wether or not you were a thief.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:25:37 AM EST


-James
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:25:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dino:
if you don't notice, no

once you are cognizant of the error, you should correct it



[devil's advocate]If a store discovers that they have over charged you for an item, then will they bring you a refund to your house?[/devil's advocate]
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:26:16 AM EST
If it was your business, and it was your employee (or *gasp* YOU) that made the mistake how would you feel?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:28:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
[devil's advocate]If a store discovers that they have over charged you for an item, then will they bring you a refund to your house?[/devil's advocate]


[Angel's Advocate]

No, but frankly I'd rather live to a higher moral code than wal-mart.

[/AA]
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:29:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:30:41 AM EST
You can ignore my sigline! I don't want you to be my friend!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:30:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:30:57 AM EST by TC6969]
Were not. Please see original thread.
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