HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?
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    Question HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    Imagine your grail(s) - super expensive.

    You buy one online, but the seller - a huge mega store with an army of sales reps - accidentally sends you 2.

    They never caught their own mistake, so they're not going to contact you.
    What do you do?
    Send them back? Keep them?

    I ask this because on another thread about CONUS shipping, some people raised the issue of buyer fraud.
    And, for the life of me, I cannot understand why people commit fraud.

    Oh, I understand the temptation to get something for nothing, but I don't understand why people are so short sighted, and cannot see how it just adds to the misery for everyone, including themselves, in the long run.

    Now, in this scenario, YOU did not commit fraud.
    You were merely the "receiving end" of a seller's mistake/incompetence.
    It was an act of incompetence, no?

    So, what do you do? Rationalize it away, and just keep it?
    Or report it to the seller, and ship one back, possibly on your own dime, and risk having them either stolen, or broken during transit, and have the buyer accuse of foul play?

    What is your rationale?
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    I wouldn't ship it on my own dime and take the risk, no way. But I'd certainly let them know.
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    Keep it.
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    Offer to buy the second piece at wholesale price!!

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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    keep it and deny the fact that you've received another watch if the seller finally figured it out.
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    I hate to admit it but if it was a megaseller and no individual is going to be harmed, I would probably keep it and justify it in my mind somehow. Maybe sell one and donate the funds to a charity to keep the karma up.
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    What 2nd watch?
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    After 4 replies, my response is: Hmm....
    Not being judgy, just going: Hmmm...
    Last edited by Chronopolis; December 30th, 2015 at 20:57.
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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    I think the lesson is "Don't screw up and ship two to people who love watches" We are talking super expensive grail here. Those words bring up a picture in my mind

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    Re: HYPOTHETICAL: a seller sends you 2 expensive watches by mistake... and you do what?

    I would have to notify them and have them set up return shipping. I wouldn't be able to keep them both. I once went back inside Lowes because they forgot to charge me for a file that was $8. Integrity is important to me.
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