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View Poll Results: you recieve 2 of an item you were only charged once for do you????

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  • not even think about it

    1 1.85%
  • think what a bonus and keep it

    15 27.78%
  • ponder for a while and finally let them know and return the item

    5 9.26%
  • let them know straight away and return the item asap

    33 61.11%
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  1. #1
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    Default Integrity test, how are your standards????

    I was recently faced with an interesting situation and wonder how most people would deal with it. Once the results are in I will fill in all the details but here is an outline.

    You purchase something on line using your credit card. You recieve the item and the invoice/reciept.
    There are two of the item, you only ordered and were charged for one!!!!
    Is this a bonus or do you return it??????
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    an Ebay vendor sent me the wrong item by mistake (which I needed later on so I kept it) The vendor and I agreed to purchase the item I wanted and we sorted the money out amicably.
    Regards, Bob Thomas

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    Had a similar situation at the shop last friday.
    A guy came in to buy some steel.
    Picks out the steel and I tell him $50.
    He then tells me all sheepish that his wallet is in the car as he had been a good boy and washed his dirty clothes so as to save the SWMBO from doing it.

    Problem was he had left his wallet in his pants, now everything is soggy.

    He gave me the $50 and I said the wash must have made it thicker as it felt thicker than normal.

    I retuned to the shop till to put the $50 in and discovered that two $50 were stuck together.

    I then returned to the guy and told him not to wash his money again and I gave him one $50 back.

    Al

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    Good one Al
    Regards, Bob Thomas

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    Well done, Al. I'm going to send you a greenie if the BB will let me.

    I've frequently been surprised at similar demonstrations of genuine honesty and I've been disgusted by the occasional instance of blatant dishonesty. A little while ago when I was still doing my old job, some of us were having a beer and a chat at the end of the week. One of the young women in the office (I'll call her Ann - all names have been changed to protect the guilty) was really pleased with herself for getting away with pushing a $100 chair through the checkout at a retail store and not being either charged for it or detected.

    The next week, Ann was asked to organise for some pizzas to be delivered to the office (it was a birthday celebration, I think). She was given money from petty cash to pay the pizza delivery person. The young kid who delivered the pizzas stuffed up the change and gave her back a $50 note instead of a tenner. As it happened, one of her colleagues noticed the fifty in the change and commented on it within my earshot. I asked Ann what had happened and she explained. She was quite pleased about the fact that we had made a small profit on the deal. Pleased, that is, until I told her to get in her car and take the money to the pizza shop. She was ready to argue with me until I explained that the kid who had made the delivery would almost certainly be compelled to make up the shortfall from his own pocket. Even then she handled the whole thing with as little good grace as possible.

    (I have my doubts that we would have been made aware of the stuff-up if Ann's colleague hadn't spotted the fifty in the change).
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    Ive always believed the only thing we actual own on this planet, is our integrety.
    Everthing else is just borrowed for a while.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner
    Ive always believed the only thing we actual own on this planet, is our integrety.
    Everthing else is just borrowed for a while.

    Al
    How very zen of you oz, I Had a bad accident 4 years ago and woke up honourable.
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    Not only is it dishonest to not bring it to their attention, it's theft.

    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner
    Ive always believed the only thing we actual own on this planet, is our integrety.
    Everthing else is just borrowed for a while.

    Al
    THat is so true Al

    I have lived in this town for 8.5 years now and i have run my own business here for over seven years, been involved in quite a few community organisations at quite high levels. I pride myself on being able to walk down the street with my head held high and dont need to cross the road no matter who i see coming the other way!!! Of course there are quite a few who cant look me in the eye because of the way they have chosen to live their lives, but that is their problem.

    Rowan, do what you wish about the extra item, but remember you have to look youself in the eye in the bathroom mirror every morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner
    ...the wash must have made it thicker as it felt thicker than normal....and told him not to wash his money again and I gave him one $50 back......
    You sure it was a real one? It might have been freshly printed.
    Cliff.
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    It was real Cliff.

    He had a wallet full of them.
    Turns out he was a tradie too, feeling the wrath of time on his bones.
    Made me feel good about meself, even after 3 weeks with a crook back.

    Al

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    I your case Al, it was $50 worth of good advertising.... that bloke will tell heaps more people than a $50 advert in a newspaper is worth.

    Personally, I play it by ear, if it's worth the brownie points, I'll give it back, if it
    balances out a bad experience, I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers
    I your case Al, it was $50 worth of good advertising.... that bloke will tell heaps more people than a $50 advert in a newspaper is worth.

    Personally, I play it by ear, if it's worth the brownie points, I'll give it back, if it
    balances out a bad experience, I don't.
    True.
    But I didnt do it for the brownie points.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner
    True.
    But I didnt do it for the brownie points.

    Al
    What colour where they then? :confused:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers
    I your case Al, it was $50 worth of good advertising.... that bloke will tell heaps more people than a $50 advert in a newspaper is worth.

    Personally, I play it by ear, if it's worth the brownie points, I'll give it back, if it
    balances out a bad experience, I don't.
    Cliff, you are contradicting yourself in the one post. of course he is going to tell more people than a $50 advert in the newspaper is worth (by the way, where do you get the cheap advertising). they all will, its always worth it, not for brownie points but for your own sense of worth. if it balances out a bad experience for you by keeping it you are giving someone else a bad experience and i bet that they will tell 10 times more people that you did the wrong thing than the bloke you do the right thing by. what goes around comes around, sometimes it takes a while but it happens

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