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Wounded Bear

(59,046 posts)
Thu Feb 10, 2022, 06:15 PM Feb 2022

Now what do I do? (Ethical dilemma)... [View all]

I ordered something on-line from Walmart. A couple of weeks ago, and about a week later then the original promised date, they sent me an email saying it was delivered.

So I keep an eye out, outside my door. Nothing. I waited almost a full week, still nothing. I go on their website and get into it with a text bot that I never received my package. After a surprisingly easy 'discussion' with said bot, I was told that the credit account I charged the item to would be refunded. A few days later, I check the account and voila, it was charged back and my balance corrected. No sweat, right?

Now, the dilemma. Here I am a couple of days after they repaid me and the package shows up. Apparently, they 'last miled' it through USPS, which took several days to get there.

So, now what do I do? Please keep in mind that I am basically ethically challenged to begin with.


18 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Fuck Walmart, keep it and say nothing to nobody
3 (17%)
Be the nice guy and call them to re-charge it to my credit account
14 (78%)
Pray to a random deity to save my immortal soul
0 (0%)
Keep it and donate an equivalent amount to charity
0 (0%)
Stop bothering me, I hate stupid on-line polls
1 (6%)
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Call them. They probably still won't charge you. nt MerryHolidays Feb 2022 #1
Gotta agree as it's happened to me.. Deuxcents Feb 2022 #3
A few years ago I ordered a scrap load of clothes for my grandkids blueinredohio Feb 2022 #13
Something similar happened to me... targetpractice Feb 2022 #22
Sometimes we just get lucky! blueinredohio Feb 2022 #23
That's what I think too... Phentex Feb 2022 #14
I'm sure that you could use the money more than WalMart.... WillUSAF Feb 2022 #2
I mean they delievered it qazplm135 Feb 2022 #4
Give them a call. It's not their fault the delivery was delayed. Arkansas Granny Feb 2022 #5
Keep your karma clean, even if it is Walmart. fierywoman Feb 2022 #6
I was going to post something similar. Xavier Breath Feb 2022 #16
ethically you should contact them about it Kali Feb 2022 #7
You could explain the situation and ask them to provide a return shipping label. Harker Feb 2022 #8
They'll write it off. underpants Feb 2022 #9
Something similar like that happened to me. Package arrived after I got a refund. Fla Dem Feb 2022 #10
This may be long and somewhat boring but... bottomofthehill Feb 2022 #11
Saw a short report the other night about stores being overwhelmed Fla Dem Feb 2022 #18
Ask yourself what would Donald Trump do? Then do the opposite! Emile Feb 2022 #12
Flush it down the toilet? nt MerryHolidays Feb 2022 #15
That happened to me with a JC Penny order. I called them and Raven Feb 2022 #17
tell them Skittles Feb 2022 #19
This message was self-deleted by its author DesertGarden Feb 2022 #20
Easy enough. You do what makes you feel best about yourself. n/t malthaussen Feb 2022 #21
Call them and let the chips fall where they may as far as Totally Tunsie Feb 2022 #24
My wife went through the same thing. They told her to use store pickup... NNadir Feb 2022 #25
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