- moral dilema – what would you do??
I disagree with early posts. It is up to you to ensure that your Income tax code is correct, so as far as I am concerned it is up to the vendor to ensure they send out the correct order. It’s their mistake. I would hang on to it for a bit and see if they ask for it back. You could sell it and put the proceeds in an offshore bank account. Nothing immoral about it. I am sure Apple would agree.Posted 4 years ago
It’s probably illegal
I, however would keep quiet. Leave it boxed up and return IF they ask for it.
Their screw up. They need to rectify. They’d be paying for collection too.
I’d also be checking my bank account to see what I’ve been charged for.
already checked cc statement… only been charged for onePosted 4 years agod45ythMember
To be honest, you should never have posted this. You never know who might see it now. The fact your username is close to whatever your real name is and your email is in your profile doesn’t help.
EDIT: Remember if you do sell and the buyer ever returns it to Apple for a repair, things could start to get interesting.Posted 4 years ago
thought i would throw this out to the forum
i ordered a macbook pro from apple at the beginning of the week… just one, base model…
took delivery today, and low and behold, they have sent me 2!!??
i cant decide what to do, do i inform them of the mistake, or ignore it and sell one on??
really cant decide…
answers belowPosted 4 years ago
If it was me, I’d probably keep it for a while and if they hadn’t chased it up then sell it on eBay as a 50% charity listing with £0.99 starting price and no reserve. That way make some money for yourself and give some to a charity.
might just do that… hell, worst that could happen is that i get charged for the second one.. at least i would have done my bit for charity 😉Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Thanks Mac. That cleared it up. Well as much as by saying the law isn’t clear
The finder must take reasonable steps to locate the owner
Seems clear enough – the instances where larceny wasn’t upheld were where un-labelled/ untraceable items such as money were found in public spaces, where nothing about the item or the location gives a lead as to who the legitimate owner might be. Cases where it was upheld were where things are found relating to customers, or transactions or identifiable premises. In your case theres no question where the laptop came from – its got their name on it and arrived in a package with their return address on. So you don’t even need to take a reasonable step.
As a contrast. We received a package with some wheel trims in last week. Unknown name but my address (a named house rather than a number and our full address and postcode so its not a typo). Left at the door by the courier, no consignment note or return address, unbranded items in unbranded packaging. I know all my neighbours here, so I know its not for any of them. So theres a limit to what reasonable steps I can take to identify either the intended recipient and no steps I can take to identify the vendor.Posted 4 years agoninfanMember
Post them an empty envelope with post office proof of posting, then keep it
if it ever comes to anything, you point to your proof of posting as proof that you wrote to them and informed them of their error, but they failed to pick it up – lack of dishonesty, ergo no theft charges.Posted 4 years ago
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