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    Real Life MMD: Should we keep the wine?
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    • 24th Nov 10, 4:23 PM
    Real Life MMD: Should we keep the wine? 24th Nov 10 at 4:23 PM
    Please give this MoneySaver the benefit of your advice...

    Should we keep the wine?

    We received our weekly grocery delivery this evening from a leading supermarket. My husband accepted it whilst I was otherwise engaged and on checking the order I discovered we'd received 6 bottles of Merlot wine worth over £40 that we hadnít ordered (or been charged for). My husband said we should keep quiet, but my conscience said otherwise. I called customer services and was on hold for over 30 mins before giving up. Should I persevere and ring again another day, tell the delivery driver next week or keep quiet and consider it an early Christmas present?

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    • zx81
    • By zx81 13th Dec 10, 10:37 AM
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    zx81
    because honesty is always the best policy.
    Originally posted by adrian clark
    Hmm.

    I told my boss the other day her new dress made her look really fat. Because it did.

    You want to take a guess how that worked out for me?
  • Littlemissteapot
    It depends on the world you want your children and children's children to inherit. We shape the culture we live in. If our culture is generally duplicitous it's our responsibility. You can't change the world but one person can make a difference. You can be an encouragement for the people you speak to on the phone, for the people you return the bottle to, for the people on this site, for your husband and for the people he shares the story with. Honesty and truthfulness is loving, you cann ot love with lies. I would commend to you that you could show love with the simple act of returning the bottles of wine, for no reward, and even some cost, because honesty is always the best policy.Happy 'Christ'mas.
    Originally posted by adrian clark
    Thanks for your opinion. It seems that you are missing the below, a crucial piece of information though.

    I have taken the opportunity to grab a MSE freebie - but I'm afraid YOUR MERLOT doesn't count as a freebie in the spirit of MSE. I note that his freebies are when a company ->knowingly<- gives you something for free (however inversely it does cost you something).

    The Merlot doesn't belong to you as you received the items UNKNOWLINGLY by the company and you should make EVERY REASONABLE attempt to return it. They are NOT considered a gift either!!. You are stealing and lying if you think otherwise and you are not a true MSEr.

    Physically return the bottles to the nearest store and explain what happened. Suggest that returning the Merlot was at your inconvenience and you should be compensated perhaps with a bottle or two of Merlot :0). The taste of the Merlot will be so more palatable.
    Originally posted by Littlemissteapot
    Second: You made reference to a husband. I would be most grateful that you would not infer my martial status. It is conjecture.
  • David Wade
    Merlot Dilemma
    What a nice person you are. I would ring the Supermarket and complain bitterly that you have received the Merlot when you clearly ordered Pomerol and would like them to exchange it. I would go for a nice vintage if you can (say 1967) but if that's not available ask for a Grand Cru Bordeaux. That should keep them on their toes!
    • 23rdian
    • By 23rdian 17th Dec 10, 7:19 PM
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    23rdian
    Keep in a heartbeat. Their loss is your gain. Do you think Tesco care when their buyers squeeze the last pennies out of a farmer. Or move into an area and close down an established small business. No.

    I have one rule, unless it's family - it's fair game.
  • WastingMyTime
    Keep in a heartbeat. Their loss is your gain. Do you think Tesco care when their buyers squeeze the last pennies out of a farmer. Or move into an area and close down an established small business. No.

    I have one rule, unless it's family - it's fair game.
    Originally posted by 23rdian
    You arguement is so ill-thought out. Supermarkets mitigate their loss by increasing prices, buying as cheapily as possible and cutting costs (or labour). So your actions does affect your family - it increases your food bills and it means that farmers are squeezed out any true profits. Your attitude of blaming others and not even consider that YOU play apart in this is so short-sighted of you. You hurt the farmers profits just as much as big business.
    You also don't know that in order for big businesses to have planning approval, your local council can and do negotiate that they must also build local amentities i.e. new roads, car parks, leisure buildings etc.
    You are entitled to your opinion but I disagree.
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