To not say anything?
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?
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)
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
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 21:17
Some of my friends use the c(unt) word in a friendly way. "hello cunt" that sort of thing 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
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 :)
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
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!!! it had been her first day and they thought she had let me go through without paying!!!
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