Post # 1
I’ve got a bit of a moral dilemma and was curious as to what all you Bees would do in this situation.
I got married out of town back in August and stayed at some really stunning cabins, also hosted out rehearsal dinner there. The owners bent over backwards for us, they were absolutely phenominal and I would book this place again and again. The dilemma is that they never charged us for our final invoice. I sent them all the payment information but they never ran my card. The final invoice is just over $1500. I only just noticed I was never charged, honestly with all the wedding expenses I just kind of assumed it was in there somewhere but never really looked until today.
WWYD? I’ve sent them an e-mail saying that I don’t believe we had been charged yet and to check their records but part of me could REALLY use that extra $1500, especially with Christmas coming up and a baby on the way. Judgement free zone, i’m genuinely curious as to what people would do. If this was a large hotel chain, I would likely pocket the cash but seeing as this is a smaller local business the guilt would get to me.
Post # 2
Personally, I would call or email then and let them know. I would HATE to spend that money then it hits my account and then scramble to cover that cost.
Post # 3
You’ve already sent an email to them to let them know that you were never charged and that they need to check their records. There isn’t much more you can do other than wait for them to either charge your card or not charge your card.
Post # 4
kimmacph : you did the right thing by emailing them. You owe the money. I would have done the same, even though that money IS tempting, you agreed to pay it
ETA, I wouldn’t pocket it if it was a big hotel chain either. That’s just me though, I’m honest to a fault most of the time
Post # 5
kimmacph : can’t you send them a check? You can’t force them to charge your card, but I wouldn’t want to be surprised one day by a charge either.
Post # 6
kimmacph : Well you’ve already sent them an email. I would likely call and confirm that they received the email and ask what to do next. Id double check that nothing was pending first.
Post # 7
I agree you should try to get this straightened out as soon as possible. You don’t want to assume you’re in the clear and spend that money, then suddenly get hit with a bill from them
Post # 8
I would have definitely called them. Not only were they awesome and had a hand in making your wedding super special. You definitely owe it to them to be honest. I especially would be afraid of a sudden 1500 charge hitting my card when I am not prepared for it – for a grad student like me, that would be a complete nightmare. My poor husband would have to pull that out of his checking account instead of the money we had set aside for wedding expenses.
But also, it’s just good karma.
Post # 9
I’d wait a day or two to see if they respond to your email and, if not, phone. It could have ended up in their spam folder or you might have had a typo in the address, etc.
Post # 10
There’s reallly nothing more you can do other than call if it’s really bothering you. You emailed them, you wait for their response. Don’t spend it until you hear from them.
Post # 11
They provided a service, you owe them payment. Full stop. Its shady AF to consider keeping the money. Its basically theft.
I had a work event back in June that I’ve been hounding for an invoice and to charge my card. They JUST charged it 11/15. So 6 months. Yes, it’s their responsibility to take payment, but its MY responsibility to make sure I pay them. Frustrating, but necessary imo.
Post # 12
Call them. Remind them to take the payment.
Post # 13
Call them. Treat them the way you would hope they would treat you (or your child) if the shoe was on the other foot.
1) It’s never wrong to do the right thing. 2.) You don’t want to open your mail one day to find a letter from a lawyer or collection agency. 3.) Someone at the hypothetical hotel chain could lose their job if such an error was discovered–don’t assume there are no small consequences for screwing over big business. Loop back to 1.
Post # 14
kimmacph : I would give them a call about it, and I would definitely pay. No question. If you don’t that’s called stealing.
Post # 15
kimmacph : Yikes. I would absolutely pay them. This is $1500 we’re talking about, not Chipotle forgot to charge you for guac. It’s the only ethical thing to do.