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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:49 am
by Atlantis
Well im really anti-corporationist, so if they make a mistake, i usually dont bother with it. Its usually only somethign small like a 50p difference, or an extra magazine, something small. Just depends on the day im having :D

Nah but really, if its accidental and isnt doing any/much damage, then fine.

Posted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:38 am
by Trekkie_197
Having worked behind a cash register for the past year and a half, I can tell you this: Be honest. If we make a mistake, let us know. We might even let you go with it. My philosophy when working the register is that I will be as kind and caring as I can. I will save you money wherever possible. Is it fair that if I make a mistake, I should have to make up the cash difference at the end of the day when our money comes out short $30?



So, would I report a mistake made in my favor? Yes. I know what goes on behind the register and how it affects the person running it.

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:40 am
by jnddepew
I would take it back to the store.
no two ways about it

Re: Honesty is the best policy...well maybe?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:10 am
by Thrawn
Numbazix wrote:Humans and computers make mistakes.
How can a computer make a mistake?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:02 pm
by Twitch
Know this, that when the trade authorities check grocery stores the vast MAJORITY of mistakenly priced items are marked or scanned higher than they should be so the buyer gets hosed. It is NEVER the other way when they run tests. Strange huh? :roll:

Re: Honesty is the best policy...well maybe?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:22 am
by Numbazix
Thrawn wrote:
Numbazix wrote:Humans and computers make mistakes.
How can a computer make a mistake?
Ever hear of GIGO?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:53 am
by Thrawn
To those who woul return the item:If you're feeling guilty about not paying, why not make a donation to a local charity equal to thhe cost of the item? That way the company doesn't profit from it's mistake, an you don't have a guilty consciounse, seeing as the money went to a good cause.

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:20 pm
by Numbazix
There is no honor among thieves as thieves have no honor. If one plans restitution to correct the error of one's ways that means returning the items and facing whatever consequences one has incurred due to their actions. :oops:

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:35 pm
by blindeye01
Depends. If its a mistake at Wal-Mart they aren't going to feel it. But if its a small operation, one that has a limited budget needing all the business it can get, then of course I would fix the problem.

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:41 am
by intermech
I would make good on it. You would certainly expect them to make good on it if they double charged you or something.

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:44 am
by Porty
Ahh, but the question begs to be asked, would they come looking for you if they did?? :twisted:

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:30 pm
by znite94
Well the way I look at it, if they double charged me, I would be upset and would want them to correct it. So, the other way around, if they accidentily charged me half of what it should be, or accidentaly gave me something for free, I would bring it to their attention. If they wanted to take the time to correct it, I'm will to correct it. If they say don't worry about it, well then that as well is their choice. Alot of times, they will just let you have it. If you let them know about it and they do let you keep it, well you still get to keep it but don't have any guilt to deal with.

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:29 pm
by imagin
I would give it back!