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What would you do (roommate accidentally stole)? Update #53, Final Update #96

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thunderroad:

--- Quote from: LeveeWoman on April 28, 2013, 08:52:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: MorgnsGrl on April 28, 2013, 08:50:27 AM ---What if, the next time you buy dog food, you ask them to charge you for two bags (but only take the one), explaining that on a previous visit your roommate didn't realize until afterward that she hadn't been charged for the bag under the cart? I'm pretty sure the cashier would just ring the bag in twice and take your money without much comment.

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I wouldn't go to a cashier because she might not have the authority to do that.

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You can go to the courtesy or customer service counter, however.

I did this once when I discovered, upon getting to my car, that I had a large bag of bird seed that I inadvetently neglected to put on the belt and the cashier did not see.  I went to the aisle, determined how much the item cost, went to the courtesy desk, explained with a smile that I had inadvertently shoplifted a really big bag of bird seed, and asked to pay.

The woman behind the counter was surprised but charged me.  You could similarly explain that a bag of "this" ended up at home without being paid for, and you would like to pay for it. 

LeveeWoman:

--- Quote from: thunderroad on April 28, 2013, 09:29:44 AM ---
--- Quote from: LeveeWoman on April 28, 2013, 08:52:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: MorgnsGrl on April 28, 2013, 08:50:27 AM ---What if, the next time you buy dog food, you ask them to charge you for two bags (but only take the one), explaining that on a previous visit your roommate didn't realize until afterward that she hadn't been charged for the bag under the cart? I'm pretty sure the cashier would just ring the bag in twice and take your money without much comment.

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I wouldn't go to a cashier because she might not have the authority to do that.

--- End quote ---

You can go to the courtesy or customer service counter, however.

I did this once when I discovered, upon getting to my car, that I had a large bag of bird seed that I inadvetently neglected to put on the belt and the cashier did not see.  I went to the aisle, determined how much the item cost, went to the courtesy desk, explained with a smile that I had inadvertently shoplifted a really big bag of bird seed, and asked to pay.

The woman behind the counter was surprised but charged me.  You could similarly explain that a bag of "this" ended up at home without being paid for, and you would like to pay for it.

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That should work.

wonderfullyanonymous:
I'm going to use your dog food as an example, so this doesn't get too confusing.

The next time you go to the store, get your dog food, and have the cashier ring up two of them, even though you only have one. Explain to the cashier what happened, and that you need to pay for the one that was forgotten. If there is a question, still, from the cashier, talk to a manager then. Accidents happen.

I've had this happen a few times, as a csahier and while it is a little confusing, at least the item was paid for.

Isisnin:
I'd be concerned that the store would start thinking of me (if not watching me) as "one of those" or a "difficult/weird" customer. But I'd still want to be one with the universe, so I'd give a comparable dog food to an animal rescue group.  One of our local pet supply stores has a big bin for animal food donation by their door.  Perhaps yours does.

(this is assuming this is a big, corporate store, when a big, corporate profit margin (which, in my case, has been profiting from me for 20 yrs).  Mom and Pop store, I'd pay for the bag.)

LeveeWoman:

--- Quote from: Isisnin on April 28, 2013, 10:23:51 AM ---I'd be concerned that the store would start thinking of me (if not watching me) as "one of those" or a "difficult/weird" customer. But I'd still want to be one with the universe, so I'd give a comparable dog food to an animal rescue group.  One of our local pet supply stores has a big bin for animal food donation by their door.  Perhaps yours does.

(this is assuming this is a big, corporate store, when a big, corporate profit margin (which, in my case, has been profiting from me for 20 yrs).  Mom and Pop store, I'd pay for the bag.)

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Why is it okay to deny a corporation its money? Would it be acceptable to not pay back a rich person after you'd accidentally stolen from her?

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