Well, I just got done talking with an Amazon represenative named Vimal. I blatantly told him that I would be making profit off of this return and it looks like he doesn't particularly mind. Here's our enitre conversation:
You are now connected to Vimal from Amazon.com.
Vimal:Hello, my name is Vimal. I'll be happy to look into your question.
Can you confirm the order number, please?
Me:Hello sir. I recently inquired about a return of a Canon Rebel T3. The order number is (x).
I was given permission to return it, however, I have chosen not to do so because I have discovered that it may in fact be unfair to Amazon.com if I do this.
Vimal:Let me check this for you, Shane.
What makes you to think like this, Shane?
Me:I purchased a Rebel T3 along with a 55-250 zoom lens and a Pixma Pro9000 printer on June 29. I qualified for the $400 AMEX cash card and have already received it.
Do you want to return the camera or not? (A bit of time had passed without a reply from me, as I was busy typing my response seen below.)
Me:So, if I return the Rebel T3, that means I presumably get $549.00 back. Thus, I will have spent $82.48 for a Canon 55-250mm zoom lens and a PIXMA Pro 9000 printer. (Obviously, this included the aforementioned $400 Amex card already taken off of my expenses.) Considering the fact that I have already sold the printer for $230 dollars online, that means I am currently gaining a profit of 147 dollars and 52 cents.
Vimal:That sounds great, Shane. So, you don't need to return the camera. Am I right?
Me:Well, actually, I WOULD return the camera, but I was wanting to bring this to your attention so that I wouldn't in any way be questioned by Amazon further down the road.
Vimal:I really appreciate your honesty. You're welcome to return the camera to us.
Me:Okay sir. Thank you for listening. Now, I admit that I have lost the return shipping label originally sent to me. (I accidentally closed out of this Live Chat Window before copying the link.)
Would it be possible to send another?
Vimal:You can call me Vimal, Shane. Yes, I'd send the return label to you now.
Before you do...I only wish to return the Rebel T3.
everything else is fine.
Vimal:Here is the link to print the return label,
Me:Sir, this RMA includes the 55-250 lens.
and the Filter as well.
Vimal:Can you confirm the order number, please?
The order number is (x).
Vimal:I've created an authorized return label that may only be used for the return of this shipment. Follow the link below to print your mailing label:
Me:Ah, so I must return the 55-250 lens as well? I can not just return the Rebel T3 with the 18-55 IS Lens?
Vimal:You can return only the Rebel T3.
No issues, Shane !
Disregard the other two items.
Me:Okay. Thank you very much. I appreciate your time.
Thank you for your patience and honesty.
Is there anything else I can do for you today?
Me:No. Thank you!
Vimal:Thank you again for chatting with Amazon.com. We hope to see you again soon.
Wow. To be honest, the guy seemed a little new. He didn't appear to be following my math all that closely, which I guess isn't my fault, but still...
He's letting me walk away with a significant amount of cash here. Unbelievable.