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This thread is to discuss whether people feel that something is unethical, not to find out what the law*/T&C says.

Any Halachic questions should be posted here.

*According to CountValentine this includes religion, but unfortunately for him, the general consensus is that religion will always be entwined in this thread.

*Hint* If you have to ask, It's most likely not ethical.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #140 on: March 20, 2012, 12:30:32 AM »
lol. Did something specific happen?
nope just the usual :)

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #141 on: March 20, 2012, 12:41:32 PM »
Is it ethical to buy more than one of the 1/2 price Amazon gift cards when Amazon specifically says 1 per household?

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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #142 on: March 20, 2012, 01:20:25 PM »
Is it ethical to buy more than one of the 1/2 price Amazon gift cards when Amazon specifically says 1 per household?
I would think not. Better question is, is it stealing
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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #143 on: March 20, 2012, 02:51:10 PM »
Is it ethical to buy more than one of the 1/2 price Amazon gift cards when Amazon specifically says 1 per household?

1 per household? I didn't even see that.  Whoops. I thought it was one per Amazon account.
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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #144 on: March 20, 2012, 03:18:53 PM »
I would think not. Better question is, is it stealing
I better question is why someone would continue to be a member of a forum that routinely engages in unethical behavior.
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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #145 on: March 20, 2012, 04:03:18 PM »
I better question is why someone would continue to be a member of a forum that routinely engages in unethical behavior.
So I take it then with your continued participation in this forum that  you agree that what goes on here is ethical.

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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #146 on: March 20, 2012, 04:08:41 PM »
So I take it then with your continued participation in this forum that  you agree that what goes on here is ethical.

Good point!!  ;D

I better question is why someone would continue to be a member of a forum that routinely engages in unethical behavior.

Do you mean the forum engages in behavior that is unethical?  ??? or do you mean that some people on the forum seem to engage in such behavior?
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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #147 on: March 20, 2012, 04:21:05 PM »
So I take it then with your continued participation in this forum that  you agree that what goes on here is ethical.
Letís not make this about DDF because the haters will just chime in and accuse me of bad mouthing DDF. Most of the deals at FW/FT/SD have an unethical aspect to them by someoneís standards. Most deals are one per household. Many believe that violating this is unethical. Not sure how one justifies this in their own mind. Many CC bonuses state for first time customers only but we apply anyway. I could go on but I think you get the point.   
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #148 on: March 20, 2012, 04:29:44 PM »
... which is just a long-winded way of saying he believes "what goes on here" to be ethical.
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Re: Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #149 on: March 20, 2012, 04:31:05 PM »
Do you mean the forum engages in behavior that is unethical?  ??? or do you mean that some people on the forum seem to engage in such behavior?
Most if not all forums that I know of work off the unwritten rule that if it is legal it is OK to post. I do not know of any forum that has this same unwritten rule in regards to if a deal is ethical.   
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #150 on: March 20, 2012, 04:32:01 PM »
You are right that its not ethical to churn etc. But you seem to be seeking extra trouble here. Why do you have to slam the "forum" when you wanna make a point? Just say polity or jokingly that "well, this is what were all doing here, its part of life that we're not so ethical when we confront a big signup bonus" etc. Why do you always seek to be provocative and bash the forum itself, and always comparing it to others? That'd not the point (I believe) you really wanna make.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #151 on: March 20, 2012, 05:01:58 PM »
Why do you always seek to be provocative and bash the forum itself, and always comparing it to others?
Do you want to see what bashing a forum looks like so you will know the difference (rhetorical question)?

When I answer some of your questions from information I learned from other forums is that OK (real question)?
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #152 on: March 20, 2012, 06:17:05 PM »
When I answer some of your questions from information I learned from other forums is that OK (real question)?

I's OK assuming you actually answer the question and not just rephrase it with vague hints

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #153 on: March 20, 2012, 06:29:50 PM »
I's OK assuming you actually answer the question and not just rephrase it with vague hints
FYI: According to AsherO you should have not responded to my question because it was not directed at you.  :)
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #154 on: March 20, 2012, 06:44:38 PM »
I appoint smurf as a joint account holder of my post.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #155 on: March 20, 2012, 06:46:47 PM »
I appoint smurf as a joint account holder of my question.
I asked the question not you so you have no standing in this matter.  :)
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #156 on: March 21, 2012, 01:00:57 PM »
+1. I except I wouldn't go out of my to return it to the store, would just not use it.
However, if it is a privately owned goyish company I would definitely use it as it is טעות עכום. There are many easier ways if I was looking to specifically make a kiddush hashem

It makes a difference if a Jew or Goy owns the company?
I'm sorry if I misunderstood, I dont speak or read hebrew so I dont know what טעות עכום means.

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #157 on: March 21, 2012, 01:04:25 PM »
It makes a difference if a Jew or Goy owns the company?
I'm sorry if I misunderstood, I dont speak or read hebrew so I dont know what טעות עכום means.

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #158 on: March 21, 2012, 01:47:59 PM »
= Mistake by a Goy.

You are correct. Wanna explain?

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #159 on: March 21, 2012, 01:52:08 PM »
You are correct. Wanna explain?

I'm ain't no Rabbi, but the gist of it is that if a Goy makes a (commercial) mistake (e.g. gives you $10 change instead of $5), you would not be obligated to correct him and/or return the money, though often times one can make a big kiddush Hashem for doing so.
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