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moral question

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by gregorylee, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    OK, so the wife and kids went to spend the day with friends, and after helping my brother with some projects I went shopping. I went to walmart, and then Meijer.

    Let me preface this by saying that I am the typical guy shopper, I go in get what I want check the clearance tool and electronics bin pay with the debit card then I am out.

    At walmart I got misc shit, batteries, grass seed to repair the dog paths, extentsion cord rollers for the new christmas extension cords, a new cheap dvd player for the basement, and other BS.

    At meijer I got sodas, a new watch battery, a new dart board, some mesquito repelant incence stick from clearance... pay with debit... I'm out.

    So I get home, putting some laundry away pull reciepts out of my back pocket, look them over


    HOLY SHIT, walmart didn't charge me for the dvd player, and meijer didn't charge me for the freaking insence...

    That is two stores and two different items...

    So I ask, do I quit with the laundry and commence to more shopping?!?

































    and yes, I already called the stores and made it right (fucking morals...)
     
  2. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    It's their fault. I got Madden for $20 this past Summer because of a "checkout malfunction".

    P.S. It was at Wal-Mart.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2005
  3. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    I dislike Wall-Mart, so no way in hell I would have told them about that.
    For that matter, if any large company's stupid employee screwed up, I would not have said anything.
    Had it been a mom and pop shop, I would have told them.

    I once bought a case of beer for $1.37, Budweiser, not Strohs unfortunately.
    The 2-liter of mountain dew I bought at the same time, cost more.
    I just took the receipt and ran.
     
  4. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    It was only about a $40 dvd player, and the misquito insence was about $7 worth, I could've done it but I would have felt like shit later.
     
  5. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie


    That is something I probably would never feel bad for ever. If large companies make a mistake, too bad for them. You are not going to bring them down :p.
     
  6. Basebuck

    Basebuck In Texas..

    That same 40$ DVD player was probably bought for 20$ per unit by Walmart.
     
  7. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    hell no j/k Honesty will get you far in life

    the truth will always set you free
     
  8. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Don't know who all is familiar with Sun TV - precurser of HH Gregg in Cbus, but -

    I bought a Stove and Refrigerator with $100 down and they were financing the rest (I was poor at the time). Two months go by and I don't get a payment book. I actually called them to find out what was going on. The girl was rude and advised me that Sun sent these things out to several different finance companies and she didn't really know which one it went to and it would be - it seemed - inconvenient to figure that out. So, I let it drop.

    That was 25 years ago.

    Enjoy your DVD player.

    Oh, and by the way - Don't title a thread 'Moral Dilemma' and start out by saying your wife was away. I already had my fly open expecting the next line to read "I never thought this would happen to me......"
     
  9. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Freshman

    I think the moral question is should you shop at Walmart. First of all Walmart destroys most of the local businesses in an area. And secondly it will do everything in its power to not allow or destroy unions formed by its workers. For example recently in Canada Walmart closed a store in Quebec because its employees had voted in a union. So if your part of a Union you should ask yourself should i shop at Walmart and support their anti-union stance.
     
  10. jtbuckeye

    jtbuckeye go bucks

    what union do you belong to gretwhitenorth?
     
  11. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    most unions are very corrupt too don't forget.

    i have dealt with the international chemical workers association (like 10 years ago) and then we had UNITE at one of my plastics plants. both were there to get paid more than anything else.

    one union actually negotiated away profit sharing in order to have dues automatically taken from the paychecks. fucking pathetic.

    i am union free now and both the workers and mgmt have nothing to complain about.
     
  12. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    I would have kept the DVD player. Last year my wife went to buy our likds a wagon... the heavy plastic kind that can take a beating. Anyway.. she went to Toys R us and they were out so she got a raincheck but never paid for the wagon. The call us a few days later saying that they have them in and she can come pick it up. She goes up the customer service area and tells them she has a raincheck and would like to pick it up... they send her to the pick up area and some guy goes in the back and brings out the wagon.... no questions asked. He even took it out to her car for her :lol:.

    If a big company is poorly run and makes mistakes that cost them money... it's their problem.
     
  13. jtbuckeye

    jtbuckeye go bucks

    for some jobs you need a union. yes some are corrupt but that is everywhere. i work union, my friend (who does the same type of work) does not. i have better pay and benefits than he does. also job related accidents are allot fewer on my side than his. unions are not all bad.
     
  14. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Last summer we were having a big cookout. I went to Meijer to buy a Beef Tenderloin. They were $18 bucks a pound and I bought one that was about 7-8 pounds. It should have cost me about $130 but I bought so much beer and other shit, that when I paid I did not even notice. The douchebag in the butcher shop messed up the code when he weighed it and it only ended up costing me $6 for the whole thing, .80 a pound. I figured since I spent a couple hundred on beer and other shit it was no big deal, and then I realized as I scanned the receipt that I forgot about the 4 twelve packs under the bottom of the cart and never paid for those either. Oh well, It was a fun party.
     
  15. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I have done that before too, now Kroger has stupid sensors to beep of you have shit under your cart. I wonder how much that is costing me.
     

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