O/T What would you do

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Registered: 03-23-2011
O/T What would you do
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 1:28pm

This is very off topic, but I'm not sure how best to handle this.

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Registered: 03-28-2010
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 3:34pm

Personally, if it only happened last week & I still had receipt, I would go back & let them know of my mistake, that I did purchase it....but since it happened a few months ago, I would say, let it go.....you didn't steal anything on purpose.

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 4:58pm

Since its been so long, I'd say to forget it. Like the PP said its not like you purposely cheated the store. Funny that when you went back with the receipt that they didn't figure out that it was dog treats. It kind of makes it their fault, if the item rings up with such an unrecognizable name that even the store employees can't accurately identify it then there are bound to be mistakes...the tip off should have been that pet food would be taxable whereas chicken for human consumption would be non-taxable. Whatever, it sounds like the store's mistake to me.

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Registered: 05-02-2002
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 6:10pm

Personally, I'd try to return the money.

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Registered: 10-19-1999
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 9:09pm

The next time I went to the store I would try to give the $14 back. Whether they take the money back or not I would suggest they might want to come up with a different description

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Registered: 01-03-2004
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 9:17am
I'd inform the store that "dog treats" is showing up as "chicken breasts" on the receipt - and you didn't buy chicken. They'd appreciate knowing. With digital coding on everything now it's possible the manufacturers UPC label is one digit off or something. They should know. I wouldn't worry about returning the $14 as it was store error and not your error.
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Registered: 04-19-2004
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:43am

I would only go back if I had the receipt(s).

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 4:48pm

Your conscience is bothering you or you wouldn't have posted your question here. Go back and tell them of your mistake. You'll feel so much better. They also need to be aware of how confusing their receipts are. They should reprogram their registers to read "dg treat chicken" or something like that. "Chicken breasts" would confuse anyone, so you'll be doing them a favor if you tell them.

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Registered: 05-19-2008
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:37pm

It was an honest mistake ( you didn't try and cheat the system) and, honest mistakes happen all the time and seriously not always in your favor.

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Registered: 02-14-2004
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 11:57pm
I would take the money to the customer service counter next time I was in the store and attempt to return it. They may or may not take it, but I think you'll feel better if you make the offer. Also, the cashier might have been charged for a $14 "mistake", and some places only allow so many mistakes until a person loses their job. And, yes, I'd also suggest they name the dog treats something different on their receipts.