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Hypothetical question: Would you keep a wrong ordered lens, if it was in your favour?

 
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Oct 11, 2009 06:19 |  #61

DStanic wrote in post #8799642 (external link)
I agree as well. If I ordered a 50mm f/1.8 from Henry's and a 50 f/1.2L came to my door I would enjoy my shiney new lens! :p
If it was the local camera shop across the street and was worth some significant amount, I would likely return the item.

I assure you, I am being totally honest!

:-) Well as far as your answer goes you are :-)


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Oct 11, 2009 08:11 |  #62

If I ordered something and received something that was different I'd contact whoever I bought it from and see what they wanted to do. Better or worse, worth more or less, I wouldn't be able to handle not making the simple effort to correct the situation. :) Some places will tell you to just keep it, I know of somebody that ordered a computer UPS and through some shipping mix ups ended up receiving 2. Company said to just keep the extra because it'd cost too much to bother sending it back.

I like people/companies being honest with me, and I like to deliver the same back. I'd like to be notified if I made a mistake just so I could try and correct it from happening in the future. :) Of course I still count my change I get back from the cashier to make sure its correct and appreciate those few that do still count it back for you.


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Oct 11, 2009 09:19 |  #63

I'm pretty sure the Commandment reads, "Thou shalt not steal, unless it's just a little bit, or the company is big enough."

Pretty sure.

A man in a bar turns to the woman on the next stool and asks her, "If I paid you a million dollars, would you sleep with me?" The woman thinks about it for a few seconds and then says, "For one million bucks, yeah, I would."

The man then asks, "Well, would you do it for $25?"

The woman is offended and replies,"What kind of woman do you think I am?"

The man says, "Well, we already established that. Now we're just working on price."




  
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Oct 11, 2009 09:24 |  #64

Say you're playing blackjack at a casino, ten bucks a hand.
The dealer deals, and you bust, but he doesn't notice, and you get paid $10 via the dealer's error in this fast paced casino environment.

What do you do?


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Oct 11, 2009 11:37 |  #65

mikekelley wrote in post #8800345 (external link)
Say you're playing blackjack at a casino, ten bucks a hand.
The dealer deals, and you bust, but he doesn't notice, and you get paid $10 via the dealer's error in this fast paced casino environment.

What do you do?


i'd take it, and then proceed to give it back to them plus hundreds more in the next half hour:D


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Oct 11, 2009 12:01 |  #66
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I'd send it back immediately, I like to remain classy and I'm a firm believer in Karma.


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Oct 11, 2009 18:10 |  #67

if it was in my favour i would have to say i wouldkeep it no questios asked -
and im sure all these people who say they wold return it are actually kidding themself

its like in a store when you pay with a $20 and coem out with change for a $50 you just go oh well there mistake my gain

if people want to attack me fo saying the truth about wha i would do well think for just a second

have you ALWAYS done the Good/right think at every turn ?
if you found a $100 on the floor would you do the leagly right thing and turn it into the police ?

i could list a million examples here and i know the awnser will always be no i have not i have taken somthing at some 1 elses loss so before the flames start stop and think

WHAT WOULD YOU REALY DO


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Oct 11, 2009 18:19 |  #68

LONDON808 wrote in post #8802522 (external link)
and im sure all these people who say they wold return it are actually kidding themself

i'm glad a person like you didn't find my wallet when i lost it with $200 in it..

and don't pretend like you know what others would do...you don't know me, i wouldn't keep it in a second, and every other situation you described i would have/ or have done the exact opposite of what you think everyone would do

just because you don't believe in karma, and are happy living the way you do, doesn't mean others are all in the same boat


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Oct 11, 2009 18:26 |  #69

I don't believe in karma but why should I keep something that isn't mine? Because I magically "deserve" to keep it?


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Oct 11, 2009 21:14 |  #70

I guess it depends how much it inconveniences the person who made the error


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Oct 11, 2009 22:18 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #71

I wouldn't even have to think twice. I would return the item immediately. I agree with those that say good things will happen to those that are honest (call it Karma if you want0.

I find it disturbing and almost amusing as to how some justify their keeping the lens or any other item that may have worked in their favor. They already charge too much, they are a big corporation and it won't matter to them, I didn't tell them and they didn't ask and some other reasons contained in this thread. This all goes to show me which people have high moral standards and well those that don't. I guess overall it is not surprising in today's world but it is disappointing to me.

To each their own and those that feel it is justified to do this have to live with themselves. I would have to wonder how ethical they are in dealing with their customers.


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Oct 13, 2009 00:25 |  #72

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If I ordered a 400mm 5.6L and someone sent me a 400mm 2.8L lens. The guilt would get to me and I would return it............ after a few years.

Maybe put it in my will to return it after I'm dead :lol:

*orders a 400mm f5.6L then waits & HOPES with crossed fingers!;)

Hey, if they send me the wrong lens, it's not MY fault! They shouldn't be so careless! It's not like you walked into the store, TOOK the "wrong" lens, and then walked out with it. They GAVE it to you!!

Just kidding...I'd return it! (I might use it for a while, and they might not appreciate all the drool on it when it is returned, but I would return it.)


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Oct 13, 2009 04:22 |  #73

Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #8811247 (external link)
*orders a 400mm f5.6L then waits & HOPES with crossed fingers!;)

Hey, if they send me the wrong lens, it's not MY fault! They shouldn't be so careless! It's not like you walked into the store, TOOK the "wrong" lens, and then walked out with it. They GAVE it to you!!

Just kidding...I'd return it! (I might use it for a while, and they might not appreciate all the drool on it when it is returned, but I would return it.)

Maybe it was Karma that sent it to you ;) !


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Oct 13, 2009 04:50 |  #74

I honestly don't know what I would do. I might return it, but more so because I'd be afraid of them demanding I return it when they finally find out their mistake. I can't say I'm the most honest person in the world, I'm afraid...


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Oct 13, 2009 09:22 |  #75

So, how is it not hypocritical to screw over a company that you think is screwing over you? I don't see how two wrongs make a right?


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