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Aibu to keep supermarket refund ?

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NewbieT Sat 25-Nov-17 09:27:53

I was delivered shopping by one ofthe huge chains the other night, half an hour late at 10.30pm, last on his round. His handheld machine thingy that usually you use to sign was broken, so I signed a hard copy of the receipt , which he kept.

Today Ive been emailed by the supermarket to confirm my refund for he whole shop, it's clearly gone down as not been delivered. I know it's robably wrong to keep the refund but my main thought is he delivery driver - would he, or staff back at the depot , get into trouble if I keep it?
Or would they be more likely to get into trouble if I notify the supermarket?
I honestly have no trouble returning the refund, an geneally honest, I have always told the cashier if given too much on change, for example!

Jeezoh Sat 25-Nov-17 09:31:49

You're effectively asking if it's ok to steal so my answer is yes, you'd be unreasonable to not notify them they've made a mistake

IslingtonLou Sat 25-Nov-17 09:32:50

If you’re an honest person why would you even consider keeping the refund, or making this thread? Literally shoplifting your shopping, just seems bummy

Obviously the driver would be in trouble for an undelivered slot. He wouldn’t get into trouble for a broken tool

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Sat 25-Nov-17 09:33:00

I'd return it, I know it's down to a faulty machine but it looks better for a driver!

IslingtonLou Sat 25-Nov-17 09:35:05

And the staff would notice all the missing stock during their stock take, who do you think would get blamed for your entire shop’s worth of items going ‘missing’?

asmuchuseasachocolatefireguard Sat 25-Nov-17 09:37:10

I would ring them and tell them - you might find it goes out later if his machine was broken, and they'll maybe give you a credit for your honesty.

YellowMakesMeSmile Sat 25-Nov-17 09:37:41

If you were, as you say, an honest person you wouldn't have posted this thread but would have rang the store and ask them to debit payment.....

What I suspect is you hope to get away with it if MN approves, many don't sanction theft but some will.

FlouncyDoves Sat 25-Nov-17 09:38:54

Leave it. It’s not theft.

Slartybartfast Sat 25-Nov-17 09:39:57

thye will probably take the money on monday?

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Sat 25-Nov-17 09:40:18

This is it acceptable. At some point the driver will let them know it was delivered, and if you try and keep the refund and the shopping they'll find out you're a thief and you'll have to deal with the consequences of that.

YABVU for even thinking of doing it.

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Sat 25-Nov-17 09:40:35


1099 Sat 25-Nov-17 09:41:28

I'd ring them and let them know, there's always a chance they'll say don't bother keep it, as it's more trouble taking the payment back than it's worth, and even if they do take it back you haven't lost anything, whereas if you keep it and they come back later saying we realise we made a mistake what will you say "oh yes I hoped you wouldn't notice".

mothergetslippy Sat 25-Nov-17 09:41:32

Would you go into the supermarket and buy a trolley full of stuff and walk out without paying?


Don't keep it x

JacquesHammer Sat 25-Nov-17 09:41:49

Of course you would be unreasonable. I can't believe anyone has to ask to be honest.

missiondecision Sat 25-Nov-17 09:44:16

You can’t be serious?
The driver could be in the shit because you want for free the groceries.... that you ordered!!!!

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Nov-17 09:44:28

Head it be refunded because it was late, or refunded as not delivered though? If it’s because it’s the because it’s nit delivered, i’m sure the paperwork will filter through soon enough.

asmuchuseasachocolatefireguard Sat 25-Nov-17 09:44:31

My DD works in a local supermarket and any till shortages or drive offs from the petrol station are deducted from her wages until they are paid for.

asmuchuseasachocolatefireguard Sat 25-Nov-17 09:45:13

Posted too soon. So the delivery man might be down the cost of your shopping in his wages at the end of the month. That would make me choke on my food as I ate it, to be honest.

PurplePillowCase Sat 25-Nov-17 09:47:05

email back, thank the driver for delivery despite the technical difficulties.

if they then still want to refund you, keep it.

Glumglowworm Sat 25-Nov-17 09:47:29


if you were as honest as you claim you wouldn't have posted the thread

The driver could get into trouble for not delivering but not returning the goods

dudsville Sat 25-Nov-17 09:47:56

Are you v hard up? Or do you tend to feel the wored owes you? I can't think why else this would even be a question.

TroubleinDaFamily Sat 25-Nov-17 09:54:36

I am boggled by threads like these, boggled that people even feel the need to ask whether they should do the right thing. confused

WeAllHaveWings Sat 25-Nov-17 09:56:51

If you are honest you wouldnt think twice and would have already been on the phone to sort it out.

I don’t understand, why you are asking the question?

ItsHuge Sat 25-Nov-17 09:59:18

you should phone or email them back to say that you have had the goods. That's what anyone who has any morals at all would do.

KitKat1985 Sat 25-Nov-17 09:59:18

YABU. You could get the driver in trouble here.

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