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Poll Results: WWYD?

 
  • 65% (172)
    I would go back into the store and pay for the item.
  • 29% (78)
    I would not go back in and pay for the item.
  • 4% (12)
    Other
262 Total Votes  
post #21 of 92
I'd pay for it. My integrity isn't worth the free item. Plus I hate guilt.
post #22 of 92
I'd pay for it. If I got home and noticed then, I'd call and ask to pay.
post #23 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caittune View Post
If I noticed before I left the store, I would go back. Honestly if I was already at home...I think I might just leave it.
Ditto, except I wouldn't feel bad.
post #24 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penelope View Post
I'd pay for it. If I got home and noticed then, I'd call and ask to pay.
I've done this. Once for two packages of dried fruit leather for a grand total of..... $1.
post #25 of 92
I'd call and pay by phone or offer to pay for it the next time I was there. I probably wouldn't drive back that day, with two grumpy kids, just to pay for one thing unless it was something really big.
post #26 of 92
i would go back. i did this once and they said because i was so truthful that not to worry about it and they thanked me by giving me the idem for free. might i add it was a 200.00 luggage set. it was on the bottom of my cart, i got to my car to unload and realized she and i totally forgot about it. i went back in and they gave it to me for free it pays to be truthful! i told them they DID NOT NEED to do that. but they said truly i did not "HAVE" to come back in ether! i said i was planning to pay for it anyway so i did not need it for free. they insisted so i asked if they were sure and then i left
post #27 of 92
I'm in the "depends where I'm at when I realize" camp If I made it home and then realized, I wouldnt go back just cause, well, itd be at least a half hour drive back and thats just not worth it. If I'm still in the store (or the parking lot, or whatever)... I'd probably go back. I'm actually fairly certain I have done that before, though I don't remember exactly what it was for/about!!
post #28 of 92
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Originally Posted by Chinese Pistache View Post
If I was in the store, I'd go back. If I was already home, I'd call the store and tell them how very inconvenient the situation was and that I'd gladly pay over the phone. If they insisted I return to the store, I'd tell them when I had planned to be back (a week or two later or something like that) and promise to pay then. Regardless, I'd pay for it, but it might not be as quickly as the store would wish.
Yeah, this.

That said - one time I bought a bunch of stuff at an organization supply store. The total was well over $200. Their computers were down so they were doing invoices by hand and doing calculations by hand, with calculators. OK, no big deal. The woman filled in line by line everything I bought and wrote out the prices properly, but somehow she didn't add correctly. I didn't notice because the total was about what I expected (there was a sale percent deducted and then tax added on so I didn't have a total price figured in advance), but she missed adding two items to the total. Two days later, I got a call from the store saying they needed to charge me again for the amount of those two items (about $10), could I please come back in? In that situation, I have to be totally honest, I was actually a little annoyed. It was their mistake, it was a very small percentage of the final sale, and it was very inconvenient for me to get back to that store. In the end I just mailed them a check but still.. it was really annoying :P
post #29 of 92
Did anyone ever see the episode of King of Queens where Carrie realizes she didnt get charged for something and when she goes back to let them know it ends up getting the cashier fired!
post #30 of 92
That happened to me buying lobsters and steamers for a party once. I got my change back, and didn't think much of it, but 3 hours later when I was buying the wine (it was a good party) I realized I had an extra $20 in my wallet. The kid had given me back too much change.

The last thing I wanted to do was mess with my lobster karma, so when I went back to the lobster pound a couple of days later to get some fried clams I told them that I owed them $20 for lobster. The woman was very thankful, she said she'd gone over the slips from that night trying to figure out when the money had gone.

If I was at the door of the store, I'd go back. If I'd gotten home, I go back later and pay.
post #31 of 92
Yes, I'd go back and pay for it. Recently I've noticed before I paid that I didn't get charged for stuff. It is handier that way.
post #32 of 92
i would have to go back and pay.
post #33 of 92
I would have to go back in and pay, I would feel uncomfortable otherwise, especially if i have to go back into the same store at a later date.
post #34 of 92
If they over charge me, I go back in. If they under charge me, I go back in.
post #35 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by normajean View Post
If they over charge me, I go back in. If they under charge me, I go back in.
That exactly.
post #36 of 92
I'd try to talk myself out of it, but I'd go back and pay.
post #37 of 92
What if it was at Wal-Mart? :
post #38 of 92
i'd go back an d pay.
post #39 of 92
I'd pay for it. Every time. Stealing is stealing, no matter how much one tries to rationalize it. Now, if we were already home, and it's value under $5, I'd call and ask if they minded if I brought it in next week, as I really only have access to a car once a week.
post #40 of 92
I tried to go back and pay. They wouldn't let me. I think "stealing" is a lame word to use when someone else made a mistake.
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