Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by BlueArete, Dec 4, 2010.
Now that's a screwed up notion of "giving"...
Or a wonderful notion of 'gracefully recieving'.
Use it for a month then tell them... Everybody is happy
Somebody sticky this to the Buy and Sell section.
I'm a karma believer myself, while I couldn't do it personally I won't judge you either way. Ok well I mostly wont judge you.
I would have been on the phone right away. Its the right thing to do.
Its easy to ride the high horse until you actually are in the situation.
id call them and point out the mistake. you didn't pay for it. so its not your regardless of wether it was someone else's mistake. you know you didnt pay for the product you recieved and its just dishonest either way.
I call bs on half the posts in this thread.
Me, I'd want to keep it - but I'd be too worried about them being the ones that notice the error and I'd have to fork over the dough. I'd call, reluctantly... And hope for at least a gift card out of the deal.
It doesn't look like there's any criminal liability for keeping the lens since you were not dishonest in obtaining that lens nor deceived anyone to get the lens, they did voluntary without any fault of yours. However, you did not contract to buy this lens from them, and you're aware of their mistakes, and even if you weren't aware, you didn't detrimentally rely on this lens in anyway (unless you have wedding to shoot tommorow), therefore they could probably get that lens back from you if they really want to. Which standards do you want to use? well, you just have to make that decision for yourself.
I will say that people will take advantage when a store putting on a wrong price tags. I never been put in this position before so I can't judge, but ideally, I would hope I can pick up the phone and give them a call. One time I did receive a free calendar ( a really nice one) which I thought I didn't win so I call them up and they told me that I actually won because my name was in the drawing. Of course that's not a lens either so....
For some of us it would not be an issue, We would not think twice about it, Id called them as soon as I received the package.
I had a similar thing happen a few weeks ago.
Bought a car stereo for my son and they mistakenly sent me one that costs 2 times as much.
I called them, they sent me the correct one and return slip for the mistake..........oh and a coupon for 15% off a future purchase. A nice bonus for being honest.
There are tough times out there. The guy who shipped it by mistake may be on probation for doing this earlier without a return...now not only may he be out $600, he may be out of a job.
Do you really want that on your conscious?
I also live by a simple standard....
"the ball is round, you kick someone in the ass, it comes back around...you just do not know when that will be"
This philosophy works both ways.
It would be so simple to return it, you were not expecting it anyway....
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