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armani · 07/05/2011 20:43

a few weeks ago dp paid a £100 deposit towards an ipad2. the store rang us today to inform us our iPad was now in stock so dp went in after work to pay and collect it. All was well until I've just checked our bank account online and seems they have mistakenly charged us £100 instead of £299!

Dp did not even notice when paying and is now a bit shocked! We have an invoice confirming that we have paid for the iPad in full, however the reciept shows that they have only debited £100!

So now we have a dilemma, I think we should return to the store and tell them. However dp thinks we should keep quiet! Who IBU? And WWYD?

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icooksocks · 07/05/2011 20:45

I wouldn't tell them personally. You aren't at fault.


Pussinflatboots · 07/05/2011 20:46

I'm with your DP on this one. Enjoy it Grin.


cuttingpicassostoenails · 07/05/2011 20:47

I would tell them about their mistake. What goes around, comes around. will feel much better too.


MavisEnderby · 07/05/2011 20:52

I posted a simililar dilemma re being sent a more expensive mp3 player than i had ordered by mistake.Most people made cats bum faces and said i should send it back.In the end I didnt open it for a bit and had no comeback so I kept it.Their mistake imho!!(Awaits flaming)


boilingpoint · 07/05/2011 20:54

keep it.. their mistake not yours.


BeakerTheMuppetMuppet · 07/05/2011 20:56

ack, their mistake - they wouldn't be chasing you if it were the other way around.

wait until they find out, if they don't don't sweat it


FabbyChic · 07/05/2011 20:56

I am also with your Dp on this one, you have a receipt stating you have paid in full. Oh and an iPad 2 is not £299. I think that is just the first iPad.


blueeyedmonster · 07/05/2011 20:59

I'm with your dp on this too. Say nothing and enjoy.

If they notice just don't let on that you knew!


FabbyChic · 07/05/2011 21:00

If he went in today to check it would not be on your statement yet, the £100 would be the deposit.

It takes 24 hours for the debit to show on a bank statement online not minutes.


beesimo · 07/05/2011 21:01

You have gained a monetary advantage due to someone not doing their job correctly, if you brought this to the attention of managment they might get into trouble. Loads and loads of trouble they might even get the sack!

Therefore say nowt you are not being naughty you are being nice!


HecateQueenOfTheNight · 07/05/2011 21:03

I'd tell them.

I know I am quick enough to point out an error in a shop's favour, so it's only right that I do it the other way round too.

I actually, seriously, don't see any difference between keeping something you know isn't yours, benefitting financially from something you know is a mistake, and stealing.

It's all the same thing imo.

I, erm, I am in two minds whether to post this next bit, lest you all think I'm a nutcase. oh well, never mind. you don't know me Grin

I think that if you do the right thing, good things come your way. Like, erm, you alert someone to an error like that and something good will happen to you. You are skint but you give someone your last fiver and you'll find a forgotten tenner in an old coat pocket. That sort of thing. Plus you just feel good about yourself.


Al0uiseG · 07/05/2011 21:06

Hecate I'm so bored with agreeing you ALL the time!

Hecate is right, do what she says. I came to say what she said, only she said it better. So I'll shut up now.


HecateQueenOfTheNight · 07/05/2011 21:13

Grin I'm really glad you do, you can hold me tight for a bit cos the next 20 posts will be telling me I am a goodytwoshoes stuck up cunt Wink


HecateQueenOfTheNight · 07/05/2011 21:14

I wish I hadn't used the C word. I feel a bit naughty and I think I can hear my mother scowling. Grin


FabbyChic · 07/05/2011 21:16

I think the OP has made a mistake, the first £100 would show on her statement, but the second payment made today would not show yet.

It is not possible for it to show yet banks do not work that fast.


Al0uiseG · 07/05/2011 21:17

Some of my friends use the c(unt) word in a friendly way. "hello cunt" that sort of thing Hmm I think it's funny but when we're in public it suddenly becomes "hello James (Hunt)" like a bad cockney rhyming thing. So I cant take the C word as an insult!!! To me it's a term of endearment Blush


phonemonkey · 07/05/2011 21:17

I agree with Hecate too but I also think that Fabbychic might be right about it not showing on your account yet so wait until monday and see if it's show up they then before going back. Smile


Al0uiseG · 07/05/2011 21:18



HecateQueenOfTheNight · 07/05/2011 21:19


HecateQueenOfTheNight · 07/05/2011 21:19


oh, erm, er Blush yes. me too.


Al0uiseG · 07/05/2011 21:20

Never Mum, never, never, never....


thisisyesterday · 07/05/2011 21:20

agree, the £100 will be the deposit surely?


shakey1500 · 07/05/2011 21:21

I agree. I would feel guilty that someone would get into trouble.

The bank cashier gave me £8 too much the other day, I was so hungover tired, I hadn't noticed and just put the money straight into my purse and went home. She rang later to explain so I popped it back the next day.

I'm clasping my lottery ticket very closely now :)


NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 21:24

Sorry to piss on your chips, but you KNOW it is wrong not to 'fess up, and karma has a way of biting you on the bum!
Mixed metaphor anyone?


sixthsense · 07/05/2011 21:29

Hecate is right...what comes around goes around...

I once walked out of asda and realise that when i got home I hadnt actually paid Blush

Phoned up to tell them and was told that had I not called the girl who had served me on the till was in the office just about to be sacked!!! Shock it had been her first day and they thought she had let me go through without paying!!!

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