Post # 1
i am going into debt for my wedding. about $10K. i know i can pay it off within a year, but right now money is super tight.
i ordered some wedding accessories online for about $150 and the company never charged my credit card. there was a mix up and they had to email me for the proper info before they would ship it. i gave them the info, they confirmed it went through and i received my stuff. but the charges never showed on my credit card. i kept assuming it would and about a month later, i ordered more stuff for $45. i put the right info this time so there was no separate emails. the transaction went through and i received my stuff within a week. this second order DID go show up on my credit card in less than a week!
so now it is pretty clear that the $150 from a month ago just never got charged.
i am wondering if this is a blessing? should i just never say anything and maybe one day they will notice? and if they don’t then i just saved $150? or is this totally morally wrong and i should go out of my way to contact them so they can charge the $150?
what would you do? i am putting a poll so people will more honest.
Post # 3
I would consider not saying anything, but ultimately I would contact the company to have them charge me. Not saying anything would be stealing.
Post # 4
I would be sure to have the mistake corrected…
Someone’s mistake is never a “blessing”.. God likes to make very clear the blessings He gives 😉
Also, the person that made the mistake could very well get in trouble/lose their position over a mistake like that and who knows… they could’ve been having one of those days where EVERYthing goes wrong.
I think if you called and made sure the mistake was rectified, the person who dropped the ball would be INCREBIBLY thankful and your integrity would certainly be a blessing to them & would show them that there are still people that will put themselves out there for things like that =)
Post # 5
Now “back in the day” I would have considered it an unexpected gift and kept it moving. Now I feel like God has blessed me with so much, it would be wrong to take something that wasn’t mine. My conscience would make me ‘fess up and pay the 150.
Post # 6
i am honestly split on what to do. and its no surprise that the comments here are all telling me to contact them, but the votes are 50-50
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Hm. I might try to contact them once, and if they don’t fix it at that point, give it up. This has actually happened to me before, where I contacted a company 2x to correct something in my favor, and they never did. At that point, it’s not worth my time to fix their error.
Post # 8
I absolutely agree with every single word @runsyellowlites: said.
Post # 9
@WineAndCupcakes: ok, maybe “blessing” was not the right word. i did not mean to put any religious connotations to this. how about “luck”
Post # 10
They may realize it a month from now, or even in the future…. I wouldn’t call them. If they end up charging that amount months from now, don’t be surprised or upset…. But if they don’t charge you, its a sweet wedding gift.
Post # 11
Honesty is the best policy! I’d feel scummy knowingly using products I never paid for.
Post # 12
I would contact them. I had a similar thing with my veil. Short version: I picked one, they never put it in the bag and never charged me. I called to have them put it aside, and sent DH to pick it up. He got there, they assumed I’d paid for it and just gave it to him.
I called the company and they thanked me for my honesty and to just consider it a gift 🙂
Post # 13
@maskelunass: i am fully aware that the charges might show up in the future…..i would obviously not be upset since i was expecting to be charged when i ordered it!
Post # 14
I would contact them and tell them you weren’t charged for the accessories.
One time I ordered some dishes from eBay, and I didn’t receive the complete order. So I contacted the seller, and she sent the order again–not just the stuff that was missing from the first time she sent it. So I contacted her again. She was so sweet, and said to consider the additional pieces she sent as a gift.
My honesty was truly rewarded…and yours will be too. Maybe not with this particular purchase, but somewhere down the road it will be.
Post # 15
I have to say, lots of people try to be moral or ethical. In a situation if it was a small mom and pops shop, I would probably say something just because its someone’s livelyhood… but if its a bigger corporate business, I wouldn’t think twice!!
Post # 16
There is a chance that they may give you a discount or tell you not to worry about it. I ordered some items from Save On Crafts and they sent a broken item and another of the items wasn’t correct. Because I was patient and pointed out exactly how the mistake was made, they refunded the money for BOTH items, plus threw in some extra for shipping, and I got to keep the vase (the wrong item) free of charge. I honestly believe that if you do the right thing, you will be rewarded for it.
I agree with a PP, make an attempt to rectify the situation. Then if they STILL end up not charging you then hey…you made the attempt.