(Closed) Venue miscalculated price in our favor

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you have a receipt/documentation that shows that you paid what he requested from you, then I would not address it until they do–if it were me in reality, I would probably pay pretending I didn’t notice the error if someone does point it out, even though I think that you should not pay given it was his error!

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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purplelove88 :  While it’s probably not the most honest way to go about things, I would not point out their miscalculation.  

I would however mention to the owner that the son appeared to be under the influence. While it resulted in an error in your favor this time, I would be concerned about more detrimental errors in the future and/or unprofessionalism in managing/coordinating your event. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d point it out. The guilt would gnaw at me and I’m a firm believer that karma’s a bitch and what goes around comes around.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I wouldn’t say anything, I guess thats the silver lining with dealing with someone who is mostly intoixicated at work though. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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TheGridMonster :  agreed..it’d bug me too much. I wish I could say ignore it because an extra $600 is awesome.. But I hate feeling like I’m treating someone unfairly and would be extra bothered if that was associated with my wedding.

ETA: definitely mention the full circumstances and how inappropriate it is that you had to do business with an obviously intoxicated person. They might offer to let you keep the difference, which then I’d consider it totally kosher to keep the money (I know, i have a wierd morality system, lol)

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t you just hate it when your ethics are actually tested?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Why is this even a question? You should do the honest thing and point it out. Everyone makes mistakes and I’d imagine you would be upset if you made one that cost you $500.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

You should definitely address with the owners that  you had to do business with their son while he appeared to be under the influence – it may in fact be that he has some strange medical issue or something. As a PP said, this worked in your favour this time, but if it was drink or drugs, or could mean that they’re this unprofessional on the day, too. 

Post # 10
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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amanda1988 :  I don’t think that makes your ethics weird at all! In the OP’s shoe, I would do exactly what you’re suggesting: tell the venue but discuss the inappropriateness of the circumstances. I would be perfectly fine with them waiving the extra due to the mistake, but I wouldn’t be okay with just taking it. I realized last night that Dollar Tree didn’t ring up one of my items, and even that knaws at me!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Honesty is not just mere words but it is about character, what you do and say when others are not looking is true character.  As  was said previously everyone make mistakes, whether a $600 dollar mistake or a $1 dollar mistake , the money does not belong to you.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think I’d contact the venue, but play innocent and “confirm” that you are all paid up, since the total was different than you expected. The venue may decide the waive the difference, since it was their error, but I’d sleep better knowing I at least told them.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I would definitely let them know about the price discrepancy. wouldn’t you do that if they overcharged? It’s the honest thing to do

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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TheGridMonster :  I feel exactly the same way.

 

OP – I would let the owners know. I believe in putting good things out there, you will get it back one day by doing the right thing.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

You bees are much more honest than I am! Not even going to pretend I’d flag that up. Sorry.

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