U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-21-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
703 posts, read 3,034,521 times
Reputation: 1026

Advertisements

Here is the situation:

You place 2 orders (to be able to use 2 different coupons, b/c each has a max of $2,000 it covers). You buy $2,000 of tile on the first order, and $400 on the second. You tell them you are picking up the 1st order later that day and will get the last $400 order the next day. You go pick up the first order take it home, go back for the 2nd order the next day. What you didn't realize was that whoever pulled your order included the $2000 order and the $400 order into the 1st pickup, but didn't note it on the order form (showing on the $2,000 worth).

My question is, you got $400 of extra tile free now. Do you:

1) Return it and let them know the error
2) Keep the tile for another project down the road since you don't want to have to haul it all back
3) Return the $400 worth of tile with your receipt, saying you never ended up needing it, and getting a $400 credit back. Sort of like a bank error in your favor.

Which would you do? I know what I am doing of the 3 options above, but just want to see what others would do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-21-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
983 posts, read 3,512,947 times
Reputation: 805
#1. It's the honest thing to do--and your conscience will thank you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
21,094 posts, read 23,818,620 times
Reputation: 7812
Decide for yourself? What are you able to live with?

OR are you going to justify your choice based on what total and COMPLETE strangers tell you to do?

IF SO..I say keep the tiles and order MORE and see if you can get another $400 worth for free and sell em all on Craigslist!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2010, 05:25 PM
 
285 posts, read 711,800 times
Reputation: 117
you call them and let them know of their error, They should pick it up.

thats a lot of tile, and keeping it is morally wrong
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado
1,712 posts, read 3,037,522 times
Reputation: 1747
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5kidsmama View Post
you call them and let them know of their error, They should pick it up.

thats a lot of tile, and keeping it is morally wrong
I agree.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-22-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
1,490 posts, read 5,217,139 times
Reputation: 1601
Are you honest or a crook?

It happened to me this year. I bought a patio table and 6 chairs at Big Lots. They only charged me for three chairs. I went back the next day and paid for the extra chairs. They were shocked.

It just goes back to a sense of personal honor. Do you have it? I hope so.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2010, 08:36 AM
 
2,640 posts, read 6,063,899 times
Reputation: 3403
Hmmm, I've seen this question before. ZZL much?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
703 posts, read 3,034,521 times
Reputation: 1026
hey arby, yes! you know it my UNC brethern! So stoked for this coming year's football and basketball. Especially basketball, haha.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
572 posts, read 1,403,922 times
Reputation: 490
I wouldn't load tile in my vehicle without counting it first but that's just me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2010, 04:55 PM
 
124 posts, read 281,243 times
Reputation: 132
Option #1 is the right thing to do. Option #2 is the "easy" way to convince yourself it's not that bad to steal. Option #3 is just... wow....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:51 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top