cacawcacaw wrote in post #12325320
I'm just amazed that anyone would even consider bragging about this "conquest" and then insult an overseas relative by assuming that they are going to be equally eager to share in the gain.
There's a difference between tricking someone and getting a good deal. If your wife had unknowingly come back with a coffee mug instead of a lens would you still be so good natured about the mistake?
And, even if you have no consideration for karma (and right before an overseas flight :confused
is your self image really worth less than the cost of a good meal? A quick phone call to the seller sets everything straight.
Reminds me of the old joke:
Man to woman: "Would you sleep with me for one million dollars?"
Man: "How about for ten dollars?"
Woman: "What do you think I am?"
Man: "We've already established what you are. All we're doing is bargaining about price."
(No, I'm not perfect. But I do listen to my friends when they tell me to take another look at my actions.)
JohnJ80 wrote in post #12326725
Here's another case, what if the the initial agreement was to buy the more expensive DO lens and the other cheaper version was received instead - also a mistake. Then what?
So when you two go out to a yard sale or a store (any store) and find something that you consider a good deal, a bargain and you walk away with it happy because what you got in your mind is a "good deal", what do you guys do? PANIC because you may have screwed the seller and immediately run back to offer more money or?
If you can't see how ridiculous your statements are, I'm not going to try to argue with you, but they are ridiculous. Every person out there is trying to find a good deal on stuff, and when we do, what? According to you we should walk away from it because it is "the right thing to do".
That lady has my number, if she called and cried about how she made a mistake with the lens, I would have happily returned it for a full refund, but she has not. Obviously she is happy with the deal and that is all that matters. I don't feel guilty about anything because I've played by her rules all along so I have not done anything wrong.
I'm supposed to call the seller and ask if she wants more money for the lens?! Are you listening to yourself CACAWCACAW? "Maam, you undercharged me for your lens, can we meet again so I can give you $200"? Who does that, you? What planet do you live on, buddy?