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    I Have A Moral Dilemma.

    From Amaz0n, I ordered a "KMCX10SL chain" @ $61.86cad.


    ...They sent me a pack of 5 chains!!!!!

    I checked my orders and sure enough, they charged me for one chain only.
    I can see how someone who doesn't know would just assume that the pack would contain only one chain, since this box of 5 was sealed and not separated into individuals.
    I don't want the person who packed my order to get in trouble, if Amaz0n even noticed. But that's a loss of $247.44 for them.

    What would you good folk do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandry View Post
    From Amaz0n, I ordered a "KMCX10SL chain" @ $61.86cad.


    ...They sent me a pack of 5 chains!!!!!

    I checked my orders and sure enough, they charged me for one chain only.
    I can see how someone who doesn't know would just assume that the pack would contain only one chain, since this box of 5 was sealed and not separated into individuals.
    I don't want the person who packed my order to get in trouble, if Amaz0n even noticed. But that's a loss of $247.44 for them.

    What would you good folk do?
    I would buy 4 mores bikes to go with the chains!

    I would just contact Amazon. My guess is that they won't care and don't want to be bothered by it but at least your conscience is clear

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    Is this directly from Amazon or a Marketplace vendor? If directly from Amazon, I wouldn't bother as they will likely just tell you to keep these, based on my past experience with them. If marketplace, then it's your judgement call.

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    "Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca."

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    Keep them, then go to confession.
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    don't think Mr. Bezos will feel the loss.
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    If you are truly conflicted with the situation, then contact them and let them know.

    The worst outcome would be they tell you to send them back. In that situation, you aren't out anything and have a clean conscience.

    The best outcome is they tell you to keep them. Then you have a lot of chains and a clean conscience.

    It really isn't about if Amazon can eat it, it's about how you feel about your actions. As for me, I'd let them know.
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    Years ago, I got two for one on a Hed Disc wheel (direct from Hed)... I sent one back.

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    this happened to me. i bought two cool candle holders online, and the company sent me like ten of them. i kept a few and regifted the rest to friends. win-win-win!
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    $61.86 for 5 KMC chains is about the average price, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    $61.86 for 5 KMC chains is about the average price, no?
    These are KMCX10SL, the extra light/expensive version. Not the cheap ones.

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    Keep the extra chains and stick it to the man!

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    Your Dilemma

    Idk, I was taught that every man has a price. Me personally, $275 is not enough for me to compromise what I know is right. Just my .02, pun intended.

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    I'd let them know. You know what the right thing to do is.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    If you are truly conflicted with the situation, then contact them and let them know.

    The worst outcome would be they tell you to send them back. In that situation, you aren't out anything and have a clean conscience.

    The best outcome is they tell you to keep them. Then you have a lot of chains and a clean conscience.

    It really isn't about if Amazon can eat it, it's about how you feel about your actions. As for me, I'd let them know.
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    I believe it's a federal law that you are not obligated to pay for items shipped to you that you did not order (and were not billed for).

    If you choose to return the chains, I'd at least require the shipper to pay return shipping.

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    A pet theory of mine is that when the amount of money you lose in a vending machine equals the monetary value of free stuff you get from vending machines... you die. I call it the Theory of Vending Machine Equilibrium

    Extrapolated to your situation... keep the chains. But if the next thing you order ends with a box of rocks... make sure your life insurance is up to date.

    hth.
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    i bought a new "oklahoma" t-shirt on ebay for like $6. what they sent was the same color and type of t, but it said, "jewish christmas" on it with a pic of chinese take-out.

    i was like, wtf?

    i messaged, and they apologized, sent out the correct shirt right away, and didn't ask for return of "jewish christmas."

    but about a week later, i got a paypal request for the additional shirt. i just deleted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I call it the Theory of Vending Machine Equilibrium
    hth.
    Didn't Stephen Hawking come up with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandry View Post
    Didn't Stephen Hawking come up with this?
    Nope. But he did have a Zagnut hang fire in a Cambridge vending machine on 14 March of last year. Coincidence??? I think not.


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    We define who we are by what we do when nobody is looking. We've all heard something similar. It's all on you. What kind of person do you want to be?

    We all watch the bum find the wad of cash and applaud his honesty when he turns it in. Yet, many when given the chance to do the right thing, justify keeping something found rationalize it by 'sticking it to the man', 'he can afford to lose it', 'f-em'...

    Says a lot ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    .... what they sent was the same color and type of t, but it said, "jewish christmas" on it with a pic of chinese take-out.
    Now, that is something I could sell, since there are 4 or 5 synagogues in my neighborhood. You need reservations to get a table in the local Chinese places on Christmas day here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandry View Post
    From Amaz0n, I ordered a "KMCX10SL chain" @ $61.86cad.


    ...They sent me a pack of 5 chains!!!!!

    I checked my orders and sure enough, they charged me for one chain only.
    I can see how someone who doesn't know would just assume that the pack would contain only one chain, since this box of 5 was sealed and not separated into individuals.
    I don't want the person who packed my order to get in trouble, if Amaz0n even noticed. But that's a loss of $247.44 for them.

    What would you good folk do?
    The loss is likely to the seller and not Amazon. Amazon gets a percentage share of the money transacted, but risk of stock cost - and loss in this case - resides with the seller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    We define who we are by what we do when nobody is looking. We've all heard something similar. It's all on you. What kind of person do you want to be?

    We all watch the bum find the wad of cash and applaud his honesty when he turns it in. Yet, many when given the chance to do the right thing, justify keeping something found rationalize it by 'sticking it to the man', 'he can afford to lose it', 'f-em'...

    Says a lot ...
    Yup.

    And if you really had a problem with "the man". And wanted to stick it to him, you'd stop using his service.
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    Printed off the return shipping label and will ship it back to Amazon.

    I'm all good with the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandry View Post
    Printed off the return shipping label and will ship it back to Amazon.

    I'm all good with the universe.
    You're a good man Charlie Brown. I predict the karma gods will make the chain you kept last as long as five chains!

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