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Best Return of my Life

360kid
11-26-2006, 06:26 PM
9 months ago I purchased an LCD from Sam's Club. This holiday season I noticed that the set I purchased is about $300 cheaper now. I called Sam's Club, asked if I could return it, THEY SAID YES!

I took it in tonight, I told them I just wasn't happy with it and they refunded my money. I then went and got the same exact tv, just a newer model with more features and better specs, and bought it. I just got back $300 on a 9 month old Set.

God Love the Warehouse stores. Beat that deal.

omeletpants
11-26-2006, 06:39 PM
You are a thief

McCormick
11-26-2006, 07:23 PM
You are going to cost honest people in the long run

360kid
11-26-2006, 07:36 PM
I say the mark up on the set was too high in the first place. Technolgy did not advance so much that they are cheaper to make now than 9 months ago. What happened is they stopped price gouging the consumers as much. I'm now paying closer to what the set is worth.

I never lied, they asked if it was broken? I said no, it works fine, I just wasn't pleased with it anymore and the truth is I wasn't. I then told them I was going to buy another tv from the store and they said that was fine. The manager refunded my money and I went a bought a new tv.

It's is their return policy that allows for this. I have no problem with the policy and neither does the store. You shouldn't weep for one of the top retial giants in the world. A store, (walmart), same owner as sams club, exploits cheap labor and puts small business out of business.

Beyond that I like Sams Club and Walmart. If someone waved $300 in your face you would take it.

omeletpants
11-26-2006, 07:48 PM
Now you are a liar and a thief

BamaPanda
11-26-2006, 07:55 PM
I say the mark up on the set was too high in the first place. Technolgy did not advance so much that they are cheaper to make now than 9 months ago. What happened is they stopped price gouging the consumers as much. I'm now paying closer to what the set is worth.

I never lied, they asked if it was broken? I said no, it works fine, I just wasn't pleased with it anymore and the truth is I wasn't. I then told them I was going to buy another tv from the store and they said that was fine. The manager refunded my money and I went a bought a new tv.

It's is their return policy that allows for this. I have no problem with the policy and neither does the store. You shouldn't weep for one of the top retial giants in the world. A store, (walmart), same owner as sams club, exploits cheap labor and puts small business out of business.

Beyond that I like Sams Club and Walmart. If someone waved $300 in your face you would take it.

Thief is strong word, but what you and many others do is not good, IMHO. I also read of someone taking a set back to Costco under similar circumstances.
All it does is drive the cost up for everybody. Of course I should not very surprised. We have an entitlement mentality in this country that will eventually ruin it.

360kid
11-26-2006, 07:56 PM
Now you are a liar and a thief


Aww Don't be upset.....

I never lied to them. And I am not a thief, it is the store's return Policy.

The return policy is "100% satisfaction guranteed. You can return any item, except computers and produce, at anytime during the life of the product if you ever become dissatisfied with the product." PC's only have a 6 month return policy.

I clearly was not satisfied with the product. I told them that it works fine, I'm just not happy with it anymore.

mogdor
11-26-2006, 08:21 PM
If the store doesn't want people to take advantage of their return policy then they'll change it. Nothing dishonest being done other than a customer saving themselves a few hundred bucks rather than getting screwed out of it.

360kid
11-26-2006, 08:28 PM
If the store doesn't want people to take advantage of their return policy then they'll change it. Nothing dishonest being done other than a customer saving themselves a few hundred bucks rather than getting screwed out of it.


Thankyou.

I'm not dishonest, I don't lie and have never stolen a thing in my life. Never once, not even something small as a child. Never.

I bought from Sam's Club for a reason. I pay money just to have the ability to shop in thier store. This is part of the advantage of buying a membership. I pay for a yearly membership so I can have such a return policy. I am single, I don't shop at Sam's club for the bulk food!!!

borromini
11-26-2006, 08:43 PM
...and have never stolen a thing in my life. Never once, not even something small as a child. Never... Why do you feel you have to state that you've never stolen a child?...hmmm. :cool:

360kid
11-26-2006, 08:48 PM
Why do you feel you have to state that you've never stolen a child?...hmmm. :cool:


Don't you psychoanalyze me.....

In my experience every child has stolen atleast once. I on the other hand have not. I don't know why I brought it up, I guess I don't like being called a thief. It's like calling Einstien a moron.

borromini
11-26-2006, 09:06 PM
Uh...I was making light of what you actually typed...I knew what you meant. Obviously you still haven't realized what you typed! :)

mogdor
11-26-2006, 09:09 PM
I never stole anything either. But according to some people here I'm a thief like you because of the one time I bought a TV at costco, then returned it a month later and bought a different TV that was better and $500 cheaper. I can't control my deviant behavior! Lock me up and throw away the key before I strike again!!:rolleyes:

mogdor
11-26-2006, 09:12 PM
Just to be sure, nothing hostile directed at borromini, I knew you were joking (small child, I got it) :D

borromini
11-26-2006, 09:17 PM
Glad somebody did. :)

360kid
11-26-2006, 09:24 PM
i got you, no i didn't realize what I wrote, funny though:)

E86
11-26-2006, 10:05 PM
We have an entitlement mentality in this country that will eventually ruin it.
Isn't that how we got the country in the first place?

Steeb
11-26-2006, 10:14 PM
If Sam's club didn't want to take back 9 month old goods, they would have a set time limit for returns (same with Costco.) The uber-lenient return policy is a perk and a reason to pay a membership fee.

omeletpants - why do you always feel the need to be a dick? Why accuse a man of being a thief and a liar for doing nothing more than completing a legitimate return to a store that prides itself on having a great return policy? Have you ever actually contributed to this forum, or do you just hang out to thread-crap?


And 360kid, listen to borromini - stop stealing kids.

Steeb
11-26-2006, 10:16 PM
I'm a thief like you because of the one time I bought a TV at costco, then returned it a month later and bought a different TV that was better and $500 cheaper. I can't control my deviant behavior! Lock me up and throw away the key before I strike again!!:rolleyes:

You're scum. You disgust me. You're dragging this country down with your dastardly contempt for the law!

BamaPanda
11-26-2006, 10:43 PM
Isn't that how we got the country in the first place?
Now that is a new twist, if I ever heard one.
There is a great span between the selfishly indulgent materialism that we find ourselves so cowardly entrenched in vs. the unselfish sacrifice of our forefathers for liberty.....IMHO.

Steeb
11-26-2006, 11:37 PM
Now that is a new twist, if I ever heard one.
There is a great span between the selfishly indulgent materialism that we find ourselves so cowardly entrenched in vs. the unselfish sacrifice of our forefathers for liberty.....IMHO.


I think he was referring to the whole "stealing the country from the Native Americans" part.


Maybe Sam's Club should start giving blankets infected with Small Pox to their members that abuse the return policy...

borromini
11-27-2006, 07:32 AM
I think he was referring to the whole "stealing the country from the Native Americans" part... Yup...makes more sense...a tradition here in America during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. We've now returned the favor (sort of...not really) with entitlements of no gambling restrictions on reservations. :)

Maybe Sam's Club should start giving blankets infected with Small Pox to their members that abuse the return policy... Scary...I thought I just saw their advertising for "get a free blanket with your HDTV purchase!" :eek:

Fish Chris
11-27-2006, 10:16 AM
The whole Costco / Sam's Club return policy dabate is so amusing to listen to :-)

So, let me just add my own .02 cents. Both of these companies have had this super-leniant policy for a long time. It could be argued that a large part of these businesses success in the first place, is directly related to these return policies. It occurs to me that in nearly EVERY conversation with people who belong to the CC os SC clubs, or people who are considering joining, one of the first things that comes up, is how great the "No questions asked, unlimited return policy" is.

It's really quite simple, "People want security"... "Especially with large purchases".

Of course CC and SC know that a certain percentage {completely calculated ahead of time, I should add} of products will be returned, even when they are not broken, only so the person can buy the SAME item again, and make a profit.... OR, so the person can upgrade to a better product, for the same price..... But CC and SC DON'T CARE !!!!!!!! They are still making money ! There is really only one number that CC and SC could give a $#!+ about, and that is the number on top of that bottom line !

Funny thing is, while the debate, over the abuse, of these policies rages on, CC and SC just recieve more and more publicity, and therefore $$$$$ ! You just gotta' know that for each person saying, "I wouldn't return something if it wasn't broke"....... Their are 20 more people reading this and thinking, "Geeez ! I gotta' go join CC or SC, then by a $1000 flat panel.... then return it in a year for either a much better flat panel for the same money... or the same flat panel, plus a $300 shopping spree" !
Of course you must understand that even a "large percentage" of the people who go into this, with this idea, won't even be thinking about flat panels TV's 1 year from now, or just really don't feel like dragging that big ol' thing all the way back to CC or SC, and so because of procrastination, it just never really happens.

.......and so, once again, CC and SC say, Cha Ching !

What's really ironic is, if a guy returns a perfectly good set, for a better one, or the same one, plus a profit, then he mentions his good fortune on a public forum, he is liable to be slammed to no end, by complete strangers, many of whom have no direct affiliation with CC or SC.
On the other hand, had the CEO of CC or SC read this post, they would be very likely to just smile, and think to themselves, "Yes, please keep talking.... Oh... I need to go to the bank again"....... :-)

Fish

BamaPanda
11-27-2006, 10:55 AM
Good point - Fish.
It is kinda like rebates. A lot of folks never send them in.

cheezz
11-27-2006, 12:12 PM
[QUOTE=
.......and so, once again, CC and SC say, Cha Ching !

What's really ironic is, if a guy returns a perfectly good set, for a better one, or the same one, plus a profit, then he mentions his good fortune on a public forum, he is liable to be slammed to no end, by complete strangers, many of whom have no direct affiliation with CC or SC.
On the other hand, had the CEO of CC or SC read this post, they would be very likely to just smile, and think to themselves, "Yes, please keep talking.... Oh... I need to go to the bank again"....... :-)

Fish[/QUOTE]

Good point. People who do the "slamming" act like saints but they're not. Live with it. It's human nature to look out for "number one". Just my 2 pixels worth.

cheezz

k3n85
11-27-2006, 12:17 PM
I agree w/ Panda on the note that yes, it is just like rebates in the sense that there will be the large percentage that will not take the wee-little effort to mail in a rebate / return a product for the extra money... or just plain forget. Luckily for most of us tech-savvy people I tape those mofo rebates to my door, and as we're always looking to get the most for the least online things like this 'ethical/non-ethical' question don't phase many.

I guess we'll see where I am in 9-months and my TV ... "breaks" ... we'll see my ethical decision making on the spot

... and by bringing this thread here for the mere bragging of a 'deal' was just asking for a flame from at least one person IMHO

Voyeur
11-27-2006, 03:00 PM
Why do you feel you have to state that you've never stolen a child?...hmmm. :cool:
Because kids steal. I remember when I was about 12 years old and would discover G.I. Joe action figures stolen right from the packages...I would show the open packages to the clerk. I was so P.O.'d because I couldn't buy the figures I wanted. :mad:

Anyway, like the person said, he pays money to be a member of Sam's "Club" so that has certain advantages. I see no prob with this exchange as long as the store gave the go-ahead.

Somebody is probably going to get a nice, used tv now.

borromini
11-27-2006, 03:52 PM
Because kids steal... Did you actually read what I said? In fact did you read the previous post I was quoting...then my post...then the subsequent post from the OP...then my follow-up and finally the OP's recognition of what I was commenting on? :)

This is hilarious! :p

leeoverstreet
11-27-2006, 04:18 PM
1) borromini is funny and few here seem to have a sense of humor or grammar.

2) IT IS THE STORE'S POLICY to take back anything at any time!!! If they didn't want to, they wouldn't. You are paying a membership in part for the privilege of taking back anything at any time, regardless of why. Target's return policy is if you don't have a receipt, or if you do and it's more than 90 days, you can stick it where the sun don't shine. Therefore, I'd NEVER buy anything significant from them. How are you being unethical if you follow a policy you paid to be able to use???

3) It is a small subset of people who have enough money to buy a flat panel TV, but are simultaneously cheap enough to save all the packaging and haul it back several months later solely to upgrade or get some money back. It's for this reason that the policy isn't hurting Costco or Sam's. Plus, they often sell returns "as is" to get back some of the value.

4) Absolutely leave unrelated controversial subject matters off of this forum, even if you think many may agree with you.

iserum
11-27-2006, 06:31 PM
sam's club and Cosctco makes tons of money selling items in the store, they either buy in bulk or last year models that no one wants at other retail store, if store wants to return the merchandise it is their policy, if a person is not 100 percent satisfied he/she is entitled to return it. Lot of people buy big TV sets at Costco/Sams for this reason only, these people will not buy TV sets at these stores if return policies are are not so relaxed. Membership at these stores offers these conveiences which is not part of deal at CC or best buy.

I buddy of mine bought a grill form Costco 4 years ago ($400)he needed some parts to repair the grill, he went to store to ask where/how can he find spare for the grill, the CSR told him to return the grill and get a new one, as long as he has receipt, he brought the receipt and got new grill, he did not ask for a replacement but got the new grill, he is customer for life for COSTCO now, he knows the peace of mind comes with purchase at Costco.

Allin4greeN
11-27-2006, 07:10 PM
1) borromini is funny and few here seem to have a sense of humor or grammar.

2) IT IS THE STORE'S POLICY to take back anything at any time!!! If they didn't want to, they wouldn't. You are paying a membership in part for the privilege of taking back anything at any time, regardless of why. Target's return policy is if you don't have a receipt, or if you do and it's more than 90 days, you can stick it where the sun don't shine. Therefore, I'd NEVER buy anything significant from them. How are you being unethical if you follow a policy you paid to be able to use???

3) It is a small subset of people who have enough money to buy a flat panel TV, but are simultaneously cheap enough to save all the packaging and haul it back several months later solely to upgrade or get some money back. It's for this reason that the policy isn't hurting Costco or Sam's. Plus, they often sell returns "as is" to get back some of the value.

4) Absolutely leave unrelated controversial subject matters off of this forum, even if you think many may agree with you.
After borromini's posts, this is the next best, IMHO. Reading through this thread is like reading a transcript of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on first?" routine :D

BTW, the original box to my 50" Vizio is still sitting next to my kitchen table (read single guy). I actually kept it on the off chance that there would be a problem with my set. 5 months later and the set's been great!

The damn thing's too big and heavy to haul back to Sam's. Unless something is seriously wrong with it, it ain't going anywhere. I'm way too lazy to rent another U-Haul, fill it with gas, gather moving volunteers, and finally repeat the motions to get back home, just to save a couple hundred bucks. Seriously, what kind of nut-job would go through all of those motions if there isn't anything wrong with their set? There are limits to my cheapness. No offense 360kid :p

Rob3000
11-27-2006, 07:13 PM
Pretty Whiskey-Tango if you ask me. I'll bet kid360 has a F-150 up on blocks in his driveway,errrrrr frontyard. And I know this dude has credit card issues.

360kid
11-27-2006, 07:27 PM
Pretty Whiskey-Tango if you ask me. I'll bet kid360 has a F-150 up on blocks in his driveway,errrrrr frontyard. And I know this dude has credit card issues.


I'm a college student..........$300 is alot of money to me.

I bought a 32"..........It fits in the back seat of my car.

I love new things........The new model had a built in ATSC tuner.

The whole trip, including packing and moving it completly by myself was a little over an hour from the time I unhooked it to when I got home.

And no, I don't have credit card issues.

omeletpants
11-27-2006, 08:56 PM
I'm a college student..........$300 is alot of money to me.

I bought a 32"..........It fits in the back seat of my car.

I love new things........The new model had a built in ATSC tuner.

The whole trip, including packing and moving it completly by myself was a little over an hour from the time I unhooked it to when I got home.

And no, I don't have credit card issues.

Now it makes perfect sense to me. Because you are a college student and that you "like new things", it's justified to rip off Costco. Being poor and stupid changes makes it all ok

Voyeur
11-27-2006, 09:10 PM
Did you actually read what I said? In fact did you read the previous post I was quoting...then my post...then the subsequent post from the OP...then my follow-up and finally the OP's recognition of what I was commenting on? :)

This is hilarious! :p
Oh yeah...My fault for misreading your comment...about a comment you originally misread.

360kid
11-27-2006, 09:10 PM
Now it makes perfect sense to me. Because you are a college student and that you "like new things", it's justified to rip off Costco. Being poor and stupid changes makes it all ok


I never make personal attacks, I'll attack arguements but not people. I think I will make an exception for you.

There is something wrong with you mentally. I cannot figure out why you are so upset. If you want real change then go to the source. Contact these wholesale clubs and let them know how you feel. Maybe then you will get some real progress and you will stop forum trolling as the patron saint of consumer electronics. "He goes from forum to forum saving big business from the little guy one post at a time."

I am a college student, I'm far from broke, $300 is a lot to almost anybody; when was the last time you made $300 for a single hour of work. It wasn't Costco, it was Sam's Club; and nobody got ripped off. I used the return policy that the store put in place for its members. The manager of the store gladly refunded the money and knew exactly what I was doing. I even told him I was going right then to get a new set off of the shelf. This thread was to tell people about a great deal on an LCD as well as the BEST return policy on the market for flat panels and other high priced equipment. So if you have nothing to add to those two points then move on.

CC TV GUY
11-27-2006, 11:02 PM
Wow this is pretty sad. I have a hard time returning small items even if they are broken out of the box. But after 9 months just to upgrade or get some money is pretty sad. For anyone that thinks its ok to do it then they have probably never worked in retail, cause I bet if they had their own business they would never think of allowing something like that. Anyways just htought people had more since or ethical responsibility than this.

leeoverstreet
11-27-2006, 11:26 PM
It. Is. Their. Policy.

If you go back a year later to a small mom and pop shop whose stated policy is 30 day returns with receipt only and only for defective merchadise, and you badger them to get a return anyway, then you are unethical.

If your TV is busted and you go buy a new TV the same size as your broken one and swap them out so you can return the broken one, then you are unethical.

Taking back a TV 9 months after you by it to a place that said, when you bought it, that you can bring it back whenever for ANY reason, is NOT unethical. The return policy is part of the sales contract. Legal as can be.

It's silly and maybe immature, but not unethical.

borromini
11-27-2006, 11:28 PM
Oh yeah...My fault for misreading your comment...about a comment you originally misread. Now it's gone from hilarious to outrageous. Get some sleep dude and try reading it again. I never misread...I understood what the poster meant...I simply commented on what was actually typed. Even the OP acknowledged the unintended gaffe, you just keep missing it...so whatever. :rolleyes:

Steeb
11-27-2006, 11:35 PM
Now it makes perfect sense to me. Because you are a college student and that you "like new things", it's justified to rip off Costco. Being poor and stupid changes makes it all ok


Do you have a learning disability?

Steeb
11-27-2006, 11:38 PM
It. Is. Their. Policy.

If you go back a year later to a small mom and pop shop whose stated policy is 30 day returns with receipt only and only for defective merchadise, and you badger them to get a return anyway, then you are unethical.

If your TV is busted and you go buy a new TV the same size as your broken one and swap them out so you can return the broken one, then you are unethical.

Taking back a TV 9 months after you by it to a place that said, when you bought it, that you can bring it back whenever for ANY reason, is NOT unethical. The return policy is part of the sales contract. Legal as can be.

It's silly and maybe immature, but not unethical.


I don't understand. Can you draw me a picture?

All of this common sense is confusing me..

swedrows
11-28-2006, 08:16 AM
eveyrone's putting in their 2 cents, so i want to chime in and put in my 1 cent :)

i really don't think there is anything wrong with returning items you are not satisfied with. places like costco and sams club get enormous amounts of merchandise from manufacturers and are given big discounts so that manufacturers can sell more product and get more money. no manufacturer or store is ever coming close to losing any money when people return things that they are not happy with. last time i checked, places like walmart declared they weren't going to make as much money for this past quarter, so their profits will be 16 billion dollars instead of 18 billion dollars.....hmm, key work is "profits"....notice that they are not coming out and saying that they are losing billions of dollars and are not making any profit.

so for people to say it is wrong to return something if you see the same thing or something better for a few hundred less than what you paid for, go cry a river somewhere else. people are not cheater or liars for getting a product they can be happy with. if you think individuals are exploiting america by returning a tv, then go live in a country of your choice that has no activity of this type what-so-ever...oh wait, last time i checked THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE. aim your anger at corporations that record profits in the billions every year as people make less money due to higher energy costs and inflation, not at the consumer who is trying to get the most bang for his buck. what about all those items out there that are supposed to work and then crap out on you after a few months or a year? 30 or 40 years ago, cars and appliances were built with better quality and lasted 10-15 years easily, now manufacturers produce items with "limited warranties" for one year so they can make more money by causing people to purchase more of their goods after the ones they have fail after a few years.

in my opinion, there are way too many thread crappers on forums like these that think they are absolutely right. instead of providing useful information to someone, you come here and immediately jump on someone that was just posting how happy he was with being able to return something he bought for something that was better in his opinion. i crap on all you thread crappers! hey thread crappers, you you crappin!!! (for those that listen to 670am on thursdays at 5pm)

McCormick
11-28-2006, 08:52 AM
Ok, so shall we close this thread now? Leave it as is?

swedrows
11-28-2006, 09:18 AM
Ok, so shall we close this thread now? Leave it as is?

yes please...even my post above doesn't help since it just extends this pointless banter :)

mogdor
11-28-2006, 09:53 AM
Wow, we've got a little circus sideshow going on in this thread. It looks to me that mr. omeletpants is having fun "egging" everyone on here and on other threads and we're all feeding into his pointless arguments, so I say we just quit responding to him and end his fun, thus ending the nonsense.

On the other hand, people misunderstanding borromini's little joke is pretty freakin' funny :D

(there's a connection between egging and omeletpants.................sorry, just want to make sure my joke isn't misinterpreted too :D)

cheezz
11-28-2006, 01:38 PM
This discussion reminds me of the days of my friend "Ward Cleaver"...hehehe.
Where beez our man!!!

cheezz

leeoverstreet
11-28-2006, 01:44 PM
One nice thing about this post is that it has solidified my list of members who are intelligent and helpful, and those who are, well, not so useful.

stchman
11-28-2006, 01:53 PM
Now you are a liar and a thief

No , thief would have stolen the item from the store. Thieving is illegal, what he did was not illegal.

The management said they would take care of him and they did. If it was sucha horrible thing the management would have said no.

stchman
11-28-2006, 01:59 PM
Remember, Costco charges $50 and Sams I think $45 a year membership fees. That is a reason that a lot of people join is for the great return policy.

Allin4greeN
11-28-2006, 02:12 PM
This discussion reminds me of the days of my friend "Ward Cleaver"...hehehe.
Where beez our man!!!

cheezzThose really were some fun threads... :thumbsup:

TakeFlight
11-28-2006, 04:49 PM
Now it's gone from hilarious to outrageous. Get some sleep dude and try reading it again. I never misread...I understood what the poster meant...I simply commented on what was actually typed. Even the OP acknowledged the unintended gaffe, you just keep missing it...so whatever. :rolleyes:

Actually, you DID indeed misread it. Here's what he said (unless it was edited since it was posted in which case this is all null and void)...

"Never once, not even something small as a child."

That means exactly what the OP wanted it to mean. That he hadn't stolen anything, not even a small item when he was a child. However, it's worded in such a way that you might interpret it as the following...

Never once, not even something as small as a child. [or] Never once, not even something small like a child.

If the OP had added that extra "as" in front of small or replaced the original "as" with "like" it would have meant what you "borromini" thought it looked like (even though you knew what he meant). I can see how you could interpret his words as such, but that's not what he wrote.

borromini
11-28-2006, 05:25 PM
Let me see if I got this straight.

Even though I always knew what the OP meant...and the OP knew what he meant and since we both acknowledged along with a half a dozen other posters that as written...it means something else...we both misread it because as you say "if the OP had added that extra "as" in front of small" it would have been accurately representing what he meant.

Holy crap...you've now just taken this to a level of unbelievable hysteria! :D Let's not stop here...keep it going! :banana:

lrodptl
11-28-2006, 07:26 PM
I know someone who brought back an empty bag of lawn fertilizer complaining they were not happy and got a refund. Looks like abuse of policy to me and they get their money somehow.

leeoverstreet
11-28-2006, 09:06 PM
borromini,

Face it, there are some people who, when you crack a decent joke or make a clever pun, just blink at you. But it is indeed hi-friggin-larious and truly fascinating that anyone at this point would keep trying to help you understand what you rightly were giggling at. There's a part of the brain that allows a person to understand more than simple slapstick humor, and some folks just didn't grow one.

And yes, I'm posting this reply hoping that someone will "correct" me and keep it going. ;-)

TakeFlight
11-28-2006, 11:28 PM
I never said I didn't find it funny. :hithere: :D

McCormick
11-29-2006, 04:34 AM
You people just will not close a thread will you?
Let it be and get back to the reason this forum is here please.

mogdor
11-29-2006, 08:54 AM
Actually, you DID indeed misread it. Here's what he said (unless it was edited since it was posted in which case this is all null and void)...

"Never once, not even something small as a child."

That means exactly what the OP wanted it to mean. That he hadn't stolen anything, not even a small item when he was a child. However, it's worded in such a way that you might interpret it as the following...

Never once, not even something as small as a child. [or] Never once, not even something small like a child.

If the OP had added that extra "as" in front of small or replaced the original "as" with "like" it would have meant what you "borromini" thought it looked like (even though you knew what he meant). I can see how you could interpret his words as such, but that's not what he wrote.

Wow. Just wow :eek:

BobY
11-29-2006, 11:10 AM
My mother-in-law once successfully returned a product purchased in error to a store she didn't even buy it from (and not part of the same chain).

She didn't want to have to go all the way back to the first store, so she took it a closer store that carried the same product. She didn't mislead them into thinking she bought it there but for some reason they allowed her to exchange it for the correct product. I was impressed.

I don't know why the store would do that, but it's their policy, so no one can complain...

Of course, some people shouldn't be in business. I once purchased, via credit card, an expensive item and it showed up on my bill as a credit rather than a purchase. I went to the store and pointed out they had processed the purchase incorrectly as a credit, so they thanked me and correctly charged me for the product. Except, all that did was negate the credit. I couldn't convince them that unless they billed me for the product again, they were giving it to me for free (well at least they didn't end up paying me to take it)...

borromini
11-29-2006, 12:15 PM
You people just will not close a thread will you?
Let it be and get back to the reason this forum is here please. Now what's that reason again? :confused:

borromini
11-29-2006, 12:16 PM
Wow. Just wow :eek: I know...couldn't believe it myself! :p

zinfamous
11-29-2006, 11:01 PM
Nothing wrong with what he did. If the store has such a policy, why not use it? These aren't "economic honesty" policies that large retailers are running. And seriously, there is no way he is taking money away from other consumers. Prices adjust based on other factors and have nothing to do with a certain retailer's return policy.

I applaud 360kid for not being lazy and finding a good loophole. These return policies depend on laziness, not honesty.

I don't applaud the mention of stolen children...just what are you hiding?

EDIT: I responded after only reading the first page...and I now see that some of you guys are at least half as smart as me. Kudos. Well..first post, so what're you gonna do, eh?