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are you honest???

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:53 pm
by AFC
if someone messed up at a store and gave you something for free what would you do.

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:57 pm
by Fireball
I would surely return it, unless i was having horrible problems, like i said ealier i was brought up this way and will continue to function like that

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:27 pm
by Snake
Nope, not me. I bought SFC2 for 6$ brand new. I said that was wrong but they sold it to me for 6$ anyways. haha.

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 8:14 pm
by cecilzero1
i would take it

its not the comsumers fault that they messed up

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:59 pm
by CenturionV
i seriously doubt that unless they actually miss chargeing you for soemthing you would ever get it for free, if they gave me something that was supposed to be 50$ for 2$ i would take it, they can charge whatever price they want no matter how low :D now if i payed nothing for it becuase it went in my bag by mistake, then i would take it back.

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:36 pm
by krasim
id take it if the person selling it dident notice the mistake. its the persons foult behind the till, not the buyers.

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:34 pm
by captain_henk
I would return it. I i took it i think i would feel guilty and that feels real bad... :(

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2003 3:54 pm
by Twitch
It is a fault of the data entry person putting pricing codes into the chain store's computer system. They're humans and make errors. Garbage in- garbage out. In addition there are softwware glitches. It all has to to do with the UPCs and the SKUs working correctly when a product is scanned.

Super markets have usually been bad at OVERpricing at the register from the price listed on the shelf. So how much do you think you've been screwed out of over the years? Maybe it evens things out.

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:30 pm
by Trekkie
for me it would depend on what it was, how useful it was to me and how much it costs, if they didnt charge me for a 2p sweet i woulndt worry, but if i some how walked out with an £100 item, i think i'd have to

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:43 pm
by Guest
Never look a gift horse in the mouth :D

If they make the mistake, its their problem. I just take the goods. If anyone asks, i'll admit it because i despise lying, but i won't go and tell them. As a friend of mine (Paul Farrar) says

Conscience impares ambition

Seems a good maxim to me!

Squire James

Honesty is the best policy...well maybe?

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:31 pm
by Numbazix
Humans and computers make mistakes. I'm not going to get into any hypothetical poop here, just personal experience. I've pointed out mistakes and I've kept silent and profited from the error. It just depends on the situation and the mood I'm in at the time.

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:25 pm
by MajorPayne
Actually I've had this happen to me, and I corrected the error whilst I was at the store. However, if I got home and found I hadn't been charged for an item then I would most likely keep it (depending on the price of the item in question).

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 9:37 pm
by icewolf132
me? honest?? *slowly grows horns* hehe, sometimes :twisted: . i would see if they noticed that they messed up (take a peak behind my back), and if they dont notice *shrugs* it would depent on my mood if i would tell them :)

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:42 am
by Captain_Bruce
The law (in the U.S.) says if they make an error in your favor its alright, but if an error is made in their favor it is termed as false advertising or what not. Not to mention the errors in their favor to me balance out the errors in your favor.