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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2012, 06:20:16 PM »
Does jaywalking constitute chillul Hashem? Not the topic under discussion.

This is not about personal feelings. This is about facts. And your statement "...unless you are coming from a legitimate source I don't think you can call anyone out about it" is so patently (and seemingly purposely) naive it boggles the mind.

I know a few prosecutors who would be licking their chops after getting their hands on someone who perpetrated this scheme on an unsuspecting merchant to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.


Try this one on for size. There are many state laws like it.

first off congrads on number 3000  :)

and please fix the link to the state law

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2012, 06:21:55 PM »
first off congrads on number 3000  :)

and please fix the link to the state law

Thanks.

Fixed.
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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2012, 06:26:11 PM »

Fixed.

what is that link showing any more than your previous one?

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2012, 06:27:42 PM »
what is that link showing any more than your previous one?

One is a Wiki article. The other is an actual NY State Criminal Law.

But you knew that already...
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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2012, 06:30:12 PM »
One is a Wiki article. The other is an actual NY State Criminal Law.

But you knew that already...
exactly! so the question remains why was that an appropriate response to

Thank you for the link to fraud but does this really constitute fraud when technically you are staying within the guidelines of their policies?

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2012, 06:32:38 PM »
exactly! so the question remains why was that an appropriate response to

Stores policies ≠ criminal law provisions.

As I said:

I know a few prosecutors who would be licking their chops after getting their hands on someone who perpetrated this scheme on an unsuspecting merchant to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.
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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2012, 06:35:30 PM »
...does this really constitute fraud when technically you are staying within the guidelines of their policies?
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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2012, 06:40:19 PM »
Stores policies ≠ criminal law provisions.

Also very true! and yet my question still remains that if it is in the guidelines of the stores policies does it still constitute fraud?

I know a few prosecutors who would be licking their chops after getting their hands on someone who perpetrated this scheme on an unsuspecting merchant to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

you spoke to them about this or you are assuming based on how you feel?

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2012, 06:43:27 PM »
Also very true! and yet my question still remains that if it is in the guidelines of the stores policies does it still constitute fraud?

For the second time,

Stores policies ≠ criminal law provisions.

Whether or not it violates store policy is irrelevant to the question of criminal fraud.

you spoke to them about this or you are assuming based on how you feel?

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2012, 06:56:53 PM »

Whether or not it violates store policy is irrelevant to the question of criminal fraud.


Interesting. My understanding was that if the store allows you to do it then it's not fraud. So you're saying that since their intentions for allowing returns was not for this purpose then it's fraud?

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2012, 06:59:17 PM »
Interesting. My understanding was that if the store allows you to do it then it's not fraud. So you're saying that since their intentions for allowing returns was not for this purpose then it's fraud?

Riddle me this: Do you think, even for a second, that if the store was aware of these activities schemes, they wouldn't perma-ban them?

Think about it.

If after having thought about it, you think not, take a jaunt over to FWF and see for yourself :)
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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2012, 07:19:23 PM »
Riddle me this: Do you think, even for a second, that if the store was aware of these activities schemes, they wouldn't perma-ban them?
That's why said members (including HelpMe) have been banned from so many stores and payment processors, and they even brag about it.
The trick IMHO is to know your limits.  To make bank without losing the privilege of shopping at Costco for the rest of your life.

Anyway I do agree with the sentiment that ethical discussion should be contained within an ethical discussion thread.  There's no need to start questioning every time if something is ethical, as quite frankly that can apply to every single thread.  Is churning ethical?  Is status matching ethical?  Is flying on mistake fares ethical?  There's no end to it.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #72 on: January 02, 2012, 08:07:15 PM »
Anyway I do agree with the sentiment that ethical discussion should be contained within an ethical discussion thread.  There's no need to start questioning every time if something is ethical, as quite frankly that can apply to every single thread.  Is churning ethical?  Is status matching ethical?  Is flying on mistake fares ethical?  There's no end to it.
I think that's kinda what "HelpMe" was trying to say with this post:
Ethical behavior and any deals forum have very little in common.

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #73 on: January 02, 2012, 08:40:36 PM »
That's why said members (including HelpMe) have been banned from so many stores and payment processors, and they even brag about it.
The trick IMHO is to know your limits.  To make bank without losing the privilege of shopping at Costco for the rest of your life.

Anyway I do agree with the sentiment that ethical discussion should be contained within an ethical discussion thread.  There's no need to start questioning every time if something is ethical, as quite frankly that can apply to every single thread.  Is churning ethical?  Is status matching ethical?  Is flying on mistake fares ethical?  There's no end to it.
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To many threads get off topic and talk about ethical....

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Re: Bought on sale and got back more
« Reply #74 on: January 02, 2012, 11:01:45 PM »
Anyway I do agree with the sentiment that ethical discussion should be contained within an ethical discussion thread.  There's no need to start questioning every time if something is ethical, as quite frankly that can apply to every single thread.  Is churning ethical?  Is status matching ethical?  Is flying on mistake fares ethical?  There's no end to it.

I'd agree, but I reserve the right to comment on (and question) posts which so fly in the face of accepted norms that they don't pass even the "smell" test.

Use some common sense... f'real.

I think that's kinda what "HelpMe" was trying to say with this post:
Ethical behavior and any deals forum have very little in common.

That's still an inane comment, IMHO.

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