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Posted: 10/22/2004 6:25:37 AM EST
My wife came home yesterday after a shopping trip at Target. She bought grocery bags full of stuff. (The Target here has a supermarket built in). Anyway, she was looking at the receipt after putting the stuff away and realized that the checkout gal had forgotten to charge her for the two cases of Diet Coke she brought home.

What would you do?

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:26:48 AM EST
Nothing. Simple mistake. Move on.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:27:34 AM EST
Call the store manager.

Go back and pay for them.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:27:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:28:40 AM EST
Poll added....
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:28:42 AM EST
walk away. you save $. she keeps job.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:29:11 AM EST
Nothing. If I catch it in the store, I tell them and pay for it. If I don't catch it until I get home it's not worth the trouble for a few bucks worth of soda. If I paid for the soda and left it behind, I would write it off as a loss too. For a more expensive item, I would make the effort to do the right thing.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:29:33 AM EST
Its their fault for not ringing it up. Keep em.

I work at Cub Foods and that kinda thing happens all the time and i cant remember the last time someone came back to pay for coke or pepsi that wasnt rung up on their reciept
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:31:10 AM EST
If you realized this at checkout time I would have told em. Since you did not know until you got home screw em. Why should you have to waste your time and go back just to be charged.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:32:42 AM EST
Fuck 'em - so they're out a $1.35.

They'll get theirs in the end off of you anyway.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:33:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 6:33:56 AM EST by macman37]
I voted "Target screwed up." only because I have had this happen. I've also had it happen (ah, a little more often that's for sure) where they overcharge me and it's not by enough $$$ to go back and get it back. So I figure if I'm even or at a slight deficit, I'm OK.

Edit: If I notice at the store I have gone back. I don't want to be accused of stealing anything. I will not knowingly walk off without paying for something.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:33:08 AM EST
Nothing ... if they make a mistake in YOUR favor imagine how many times they've probably made mistakes in THEIR favor.

Go on with your life, enjoy your soda,
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:36:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:37:39 AM EST
if you would have caught it in the store, i would say pay for it. but their mistake is not worth you driving all the way back to target.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:37:55 AM EST
I'm not a thief. I pay for my goods.

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:38:39 AM EST
Diet Coke???
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:38:41 AM EST
I would not make a special trip, but the next time I went into the store I would pay them for the soda.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:39:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
I would not make a special trip, but the next time I went into the store I would pay them for the soda.



That's a fair tactic.

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:41:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 6:42:22 AM EST by Persephone]

Originally Posted By illigb:
Call the store manager.

Go back and pay for them.




I would give them a call, but a store manager of any worth will tell you - thank you for your honesty, let you keep the coke free of charge, and he/she will just write it out of their inventory. Been there done that. For +/-$5 they got a customer for life.

Now if it was a higher priced item, then they may ask you to return or pay for it, maybe giving you a discount for your honesty/trouble.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:41:10 AM EST
Pay for it.

I have three kids that learn from the examples I set. I've had this happen before and I always go back and pay for it.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:42:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 6:43:09 AM EST by M4]
Did they not ring them up because they were placed in the rack under the shopping cart basket, and the clerk didn't know they were there?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:42:43 AM EST
I'd pay for it next time I went by.

Theft is theft, regardless of how it occurred.


dr(the straight and narrow)jarhead
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:44:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Nothing. If I catch it in the store, I tell them and pay for it. If I don't catch it until I get home it's not worth the trouble for a few bucks worth of soda. If I paid for the soda and left it behind, I would write it off as a loss too. For a more expensive item, I would make the effort to do the right thing.


+1

Can't believe I'm agreeing with a brown shoe.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:46:19 AM EST
You'll go to hell for sure.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:50:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Nothing. If I catch it in the store, I tell them and pay for it. If I don't catch it until I get home it's not worth the trouble for a few bucks worth of soda. If I paid for the soda and left it behind, I would write it off as a loss too. For a more expensive item, I would make the effort to do the right thing.



+1
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:55:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 6:55:22 AM EST by Kooter]
You know shoplifting is a crime right?



Next time you are there make an effort to pay for the items.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:56:12 AM EST
Count yourself lucky and move on

No one will lose sleep over it and it will be a big hassle for you to pay for them
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:20:57 AM EST
Shoplifting is a crime... but mistakes are not your fault. If you bought it from some small mom and pop 7-11 type store then you should go back and pay for it. I say you save the money for a T-Trim to put on your 351 :)
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:25:17 AM EST
Target won't donate to veterans groups, and won't allow Marines to collect Toys for Tots at their locations. And they are owned by a French interest. I would go back and steal more.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:30:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 7:30:31 AM EST by lvgunner777]
My mother took my little sister to Walmart to do some shopping, my sister was around 2 at the time. When my mother gets out to the car to load up the bags of stuff she bought, she noticed my sister had grabbed something off of a shelf and was playing with it, obviously it didn't get paid for. She went back in the store to pay for the item and she was there for almost a half an hour trying to pay for this thing. They didn't understand what she was trying to say. The kept telling her to "forget it", "don't worry about it." Well, my mother wanted to pay for the item so she wasn't giving up. She had to talk to 2 managers before one of them would actually charge her for the item. It was a real pain in the ass from what I understand.

I say drink the soda and forget about it, they made profit on all the stuff your wife bought anyway. It will be more trouble than it is worth.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:33:54 AM EST
If you ar e a man of faith, follow the word of God and do the right thing. If you're not a man of faith, follow your conscious and do the right thing...
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:35:46 AM EST
Too many times in the past I walked out with the merchandise.

Now, I'll turn back. My soul isn't worth a case of Coke.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:52:52 AM EST
Same thing happened to me at Wally World and I didnt bother going back. Just a few weeks ago I ended up leaving a bag of stuff on the bag carousell. We're even now.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:00:00 AM EST
Theft is theft. I have had this happen and almost without fail return to pay for it. The only time I have made exceptions is for McDonalds win the error was caused by some stupid cashier they hired who can't even figure out how to use the picture based cash register...

Example- One cashier couldn;t figure how to ring up my free big mac from the monopoly game with no special sauce. They tried and tried and tried. Rather than rcv 1 big mac - no special sauce I rcvd 17 big macs w/ special sauce and 1 w/out.

Once I ordered a dbl qtr pnd burger combo meal. She told me it was something like $1.09. I tried three times to explain that there must be a mistake. Her only response was "that is whatis coming up"....So I paid, got my food and left.

In these examples I figure they are learnign the cost of hiring the incompetent. Several times at meijers I have had them ring up a case of shotgun shells and give me the box prices. I always tell them that. Once I had 2 carts full of grocerys and went back in and corrected it.

Dan
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:02:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 8:03:03 AM EST by PBIR]
Use the money you saved to take her out for an amaretto sour and then SIIHPAPP.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:03:00 AM EST
I would pay it.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:13:19 AM EST
Several years ago, Wal-mart failed to charge me for a case of motor oil (about $15). Apparently it didn't scan properly or something.

I went back to the store a week later and told the service desk person. She told me that there wasn't any way that they could take money for it after the fact.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:19:51 AM EST
Go pay for the Soda. These types of losses are passed on to all of us through higer prices.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:20:48 AM EST
Go back to the store and pay for it.

$7 ain't worth guilt


SGatr15
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:29:26 AM EST
Target is notoriously anti-gun and has been that way for close to 40 years.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:32:28 AM EST
okay...okay...I'll take the bait...

STUFF IT IN HER POOPER AND POST PICS!!!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:33:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:35:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 8:38:19 AM EST by HeavyMetal]
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:36:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By druncuncas:
walk away. you save $. she keeps job.



+1

Nobody likes a narc who costs someone else their job.

Do the right thing and keep your yap shut.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:38:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:43:33 AM EST
Fuck Target Keep the stuff
They sell Tons of forign crap and mark prices up 500%.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:47:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fast351:
My wife came home yesterday after a shopping trip at Target. She bought grocery bags full of stuff. (The Target here has a supermarket built in). Anyway, she was looking at the receipt after putting the stuff away and realized that the checkout gal had forgotten to charge her for the two cases of Diet Coke she brought home.

What would you do?






When I was a young dumb kid, I would have said: "WOOO HOOOO free pop!" And drank it up with little guilt.


A few years later (in my late twenties) I would have said: "Hmmmmm they made a mistake, it's their fault, fuck em" Besides, I've worked retail and they treat their employees badly, so anytime I can get over on a retail store I will. And drank it feeling slightly justified


In my thirties (after my own business had been stolen from by employees, robbed, shoplifted, burglarized) I would have paid them for it. (knowing how it feels to be stolen from)


Now, .... in my forties, (with a child) I think of him. Do I want him to do such things? Do I want to be an example of stealing for him? Do I want him to get the message that it's ok to take things you haven't paid for? And I would go back and pay for it.


O how times change.

Zen


"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:47:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Nothing. If I catch it in the store, I tell them and pay for it. If I don't catch it until I get home it's not worth the trouble for a few bucks worth of soda. If I paid for the soda and left it behind, I would write it off as a loss too. For a more expensive item, I would make the effort to do the right thing.



Thats what I think too.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:48:52 AM EST
Nothing. The stores allocated overhead includes a scrap/loss inventory line item for situations such as this. You've been paying for this every time you buy something there. All retail outlets include the loss inventory line item to account for theft, misentries by cashiers, goods damaged during in store handling, ect.

Chalk it up under the 'It all evens out in the end' catagory.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:53:17 AM EST
Isn't Target the french company that'll give to gay and lesbian causes but tells veterans to get bent? So what the fuck are you doing there?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 9:00:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 9:01:42 AM EST by magnum_99]

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Nothing. If I catch it in the store, I tell them and pay for it. If I don't catch it until I get home it's not worth the trouble for a few bucks worth of soda. If I paid for the soda and left it behind, I would write it off as a loss too. For a more expensive item, I would make the effort to do the right thing.



+1


And, I regularly tell clerks at the counter when the fail to ring someting up or charge too little.

If I notice it later, it's on them.
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