MONEY MORAL DILEMMA. Should Imelda give the shoes back?



  • Moral dilemma - No
    Legal Dilemma - Yes
  • If she is a thief then no. If she is honest then yes.
  • cranhill
    cranhill Posts: 310 Forumite
    Yes I would send them back, but I would contact the shop and and ask them for a Freepost address or that they send a prepaid address label to me.
  • pineapple
    pineapple Posts: 6,931 Forumite
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    I would notify them. I might want to use the supplier again with a clear conscience. And it could have been your or mine fledgling online business.
  • I'm not really understanding the "moral dilema" angle of this particular question. It's theft, plain and simple.
    "There may be a legal obligation to obey, but there will be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to history, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom that will be remembered and honoured." --Rt. Hon. Tony Benn
  • Should certainly 'fess up, in the same way as if given too much change in a shop.

    However, to put a twist on this- I bought 2 chairs as a birthday present for a friend, delivered directly to her. When I visited a few weeks later, I realised that they had delivered 4 chairs. Am afraid that under those circs I kept shtum...
  • cassie55
    cassie55 Posts: 119 Forumite
    I'm not really understanding the "moral dilema" angle of this particular question. It's theft, plain and simple.

    Absolutely. I wouldn't think twice about contacting the shop. However I would expect them to pay for the return postage/courier.
  • spotit
    spotit Posts: 304 Forumite
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    Did she ever hear the word HONESTY? Would she like people to be dishonest with her. If a payment was accidentally taken out of her bank twice would she be happy if the recipient just kept it?
  • This is a bit weird. If I understand correctly, the question is:

    'Should I steal things that don't belong to me or not?'

    Tricky one that.

    Oh and the argument that it wasn't her fault so she can keep them if brilliant. So if I find an old lady's purse with her pension in it, it's mine is it as it was 'her fault' she dropped it for me to pick up. The same presumably applies to leaving the window open at the back of the house when you pop out - certainly not the burglars fault you did that.
  • skylight
    skylight Posts: 10,716 Forumite
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    Something similar happened to me last week. So Organic sent me far more than I had ordered and paid for. Of course I called them to tell them, I haven't paid for it so the goods are not mine. And I want to shop their again. I was told to keep them anyway and thanks for letting them know.
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