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If you were at the store and they gave you too much change, would you give the extra change back or would you keep it?

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  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2011/11/03 03:26:51
    I would give the extra change back.
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +4
    I did. I see them (happened twice at the same store, different clerks) all the time and know they would have to pay the shortage out of their pocket.

    They've both been very nice to me.

    I would still do it even if I didn't know the person. Wired that way I guess.

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  • doc 2011/11/03 13:09:00
    Undecided
    doc
    +1
    depends upon the amount of change and the attitude of the clerk
  • Jensola 2011/11/03 13:07:27 (edited)
    I would keep it.
    Jensola
    +1
    Hey I'll be totally honest like I always am... times are tough, even a couple of pounds more would make a difference for me! Plus I'm rubbish with numbers and may well not even realise!
  • Gordon 2011/11/03 12:45:47
    I would give the extra change back.
    Gordon
    +1
    Keeping the change would be stealing.
  • VT 2011/11/03 12:38:17
    I would give the extra change back.
    VT
    +3
    It's just the right thing to do.
  • SamBam 2011/11/03 12:22:05
    I would give the extra change back.
    SamBam
    +1
    I'm kind of anal that way.... I give things back that belong to others. I feel too guilty if I get something for nothing.
  • Kadia 2011/11/03 10:30:40
    I would keep it.
    Kadia
    +2
    I would and have kept it. You can always use the 'extra' change, cause stores always charge too much for their products anyway
  • Dixienc Kadia 2011/11/03 13:40:07
    Dixienc
    +1
    You do realize that the clerk could lose their jobs and/or have it taken out of their pay right? The store isn't the one hurt. The store is going to get their money back one way or the other. That clerk that made the mistake is the one hurt.
  • Kadia Dixienc 2011/11/03 20:18:25
    Kadia
    +1
    Oh well. I don't care. Every man for himself, so to speak.
  • Dixienc Kadia 2011/11/04 02:10:15
    Dixienc
    So you're a petty thief and proud of it huh?
  • Kadia Dixienc 2011/11/04 21:26:42
    Kadia
    No im not a theif. It is impossible to steal what was given to you :)
  • Tommy 2011/11/03 09:08:52
    Undecided
    Tommy
    +2
    I was tempted once but then I thought if the young girl assistant's cash till was £10 short, she'd probably get the sack so I handed it back.
  • Hsmagst 2011/11/03 08:51:58
  • MidnightRose 2011/11/03 07:50:45
    Undecided
    MidnightRose
    +1
    If I notice at the store I would give it back, but if I noticed later then I would probs keep it.
  • gothbride666 2011/11/03 07:25:18
    I would keep it.
    gothbride666
    +1
    i'm actually savin'change in my piggy bank.so i would defiinitely keep it.
  • Loop 2011/11/03 07:09:18
    I would keep it.
    Loop
    +1
    Provided my mum wasn't watching ;)
  • TC 2011/11/03 06:41:51
    Undecided
    TC
    +1
    Depends on the store and the person serving me!
  • autumn 2011/11/03 05:59:11 (edited)
    I would give the extra change back.
    autumn
    +3
    Even if they made a mistake I'd give it back.

    I worked as a clerk before. I wouldn't want them to get fired over it. Maybe they are just learning or having an "off" day.

    I would feel bad keeping it.
  • KBOWSE 2011/11/03 05:53:30
    Undecided
    KBOWSE
    +1
    Most of the time i dont even look at the change. They should be smart enough to give the exact amount back. So i trust them.
    But i would if i knew.
  • mrdog 2011/11/03 05:40:10
    I would give the extra change back.
    mrdog
    +2
    Funny thing happen to me once at a Sam's Store.... we bought large amount of special candy..... clerk count it incorrectly.... vastly in incorrectly... after the third try to get her to correct it.... we gave up... paid what she punched up on her machine...and moved on...

    what can one do? bark
  • atomikmom 2011/11/03 05:28:33
    I would give the extra change back.
    atomikmom
    +2
    It is the Honest way to do.
  • david shiel 2011/11/03 05:21:13
    I would keep it.
    david shiel
    +1
    And try to steal more.
  • Dub 2011/11/03 04:53:47
    I would keep it.
    Dub
    +2
    They gave it to me its mine. If they didn't I wouldn't just take it, or if they realized it and asked for it back I would return it.
  • Jazzy 2011/11/03 04:42:09
    I would give the extra change back.
    Jazzy
    +2
    it happened once. I got a soda and gave them a 10. They must of thought it was a 20. I didn't notice it until I got to the next station which was two states away, so there was no way I could take it back. I donated it instead.
  • wtw 2011/11/03 04:28:22
    I would give the extra change back.
    wtw
    +1
    It has happened a few times in my life and I always gave it back even when it was hard times!
  • jono.jones 2011/11/03 04:15:30
    I would keep it.
    jono.jones
    +1
    i would absolutely keep it haha, their mistake
  • Andric Lucid 2011/11/03 03:57:39
    I would keep it.
    Andric Lucid
    +1
    It's not my fault they can't count correctly
  • Teri- Oregon 2011/11/03 03:51:29
    I would give the extra change back.
    Teri- Oregon
    +2
    i did it last week, this poor guy shorted his til 6 dollars, i've been a cashier and you can get fired for having a short til
  • Dagon 2011/11/03 03:49:48
  • justagudguy~PWCM~JLA 2011/11/03 03:39:13
  • Milodic_Mellodi 2011/11/03 03:38:18
    I would give the extra change back.
    Milodic_Mellodi
    +1
    I feel that nothing should be wasted. Here, you have a person who has to deal with hundreds, probably thousands, of lifting items and wasting brain cells over your well-being. The best you could do is give back money so he/she may have a little more money to pay for his family's needs.
  • sglmom 2011/11/03 03:35:11
    I would give the extra change back.
    sglmom
    +1
    I actually give it back ..
    The Cashier Drawers are checked when they are brought out and checked when they are brought back .. I'd feel really sick knowing that the extra this clerk mistakenly gave me would be putting the drawer in imbalance (and getting the clerk into trouble too).
  • MarcusRP 2011/11/03 03:34:00
    I would keep it.
    MarcusRP
    +2
    I wouldn't have noticed to begin with; I just stuff my change back into my wallet after they give me it.
  • Karen E 2011/11/03 03:31:42
    I would give the extra change back.
    Karen E
    +2
    always give it back, even a penny. i have a conscience. never leave a store or business without double counting my change.
  • Dave POTL-PWCM-JLA 2011/11/03 03:31:28
    Undecided
    Dave POTL-PWCM-JLA
    +2
    If the cashier was nice...then yes.
    If the cashier was rude...then no.
  • Shawna 2011/11/03 03:28:42
    I would give the extra change back.
    Shawna
    +2
    This has happened to me more than once. I also nearly got an item fro free as the cashier thought it was mine already and didn't realise I was buying it. Not only is it stealing to keep the money, the cashier can get into big trouble and have to make up the difference out of their pay.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2011/11/03 03:26:51
    I would give the extra change back.
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +4
    I did. I see them (happened twice at the same store, different clerks) all the time and know they would have to pay the shortage out of their pocket.

    They've both been very nice to me.

    I would still do it even if I didn't know the person. Wired that way I guess.
  • Mrs. Blake Griffin 2011/11/03 02:57:02
    I would keep it.
    Mrs. Blake Griffin
    +1
    Because honestly I wouldn't notice
  • Toby 2011/11/03 02:54:43
    I would keep it.
    Toby
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2011/11/03 02:53:40
    I would give the extra change back.
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +4
    If I noticed it, I would give the money back. First off it's the right thing to do. Secondly the cashier could lose their job if the cash register comes up short from such a mistake.
  • Shelly 2011/11/03 02:46:58
    I would keep it.
    Shelly
    +2
    Cashiers need to learn math and do their job right.

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