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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* It's most likely not ethical.

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #210 on: March 26, 2012, 06:05:50 PM »
I wish companies had a way you can donate money to them. I have had a few companies that I made money off of their mistakes that I would like to give back to them, but AFAIK there is no way.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #211 on: March 26, 2012, 07:16:16 PM »
I wish companies had a way you can donate money to them. I have had a few companies that I made money off of their mistakes that I would like to give back to them, but AFAIK there is no way.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #212 on: March 28, 2012, 05:56:12 AM »
You can buy gift cards and destroy them. You can probably call them and tell them that you want to make a payment for some old mistake. (You can send them amazon payments or paypal - just make sure that they get the cash)
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #213 on: March 30, 2012, 08:53:04 AM »
Setting up multiple accounts for websites like diapers.com that give a discount on first order.

Let's assume I deem this unethical. What about setting up an account for each member of the household? Is that ok?
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #214 on: March 30, 2012, 10:07:45 AM »
Setting up multiple accounts for websites like diapers.com that give a discount on first order.

Let's assume I deem this unethical. What about setting up an account for each member of the household? Is that ok?
I would say as long as they are not minors it would be OK.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #215 on: March 30, 2012, 10:34:35 AM »
I would say as long as they are not minors it would be OK.
Why would minors it be able to set up accounts? I ordered things online before I was 18 albeit with parents permission.

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #216 on: March 30, 2012, 10:41:42 AM »
Very interesting, thanks for the clarification. I'm surprised in the answer, I would think being honest is obligatory regardless of what type of person made the mistake.

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #217 on: March 30, 2012, 10:50:06 AM »
Why would minors it be able to set up accounts? I ordered things online before I was 18 albeit with parents permission.
I just donít set up accounts in minorís names to get around requirements.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #218 on: March 30, 2012, 10:58:38 AM »
i think the fact that this is an open public forum which ANYONE can access puts a big responsibility on you DAN to either sensor or discontinue this thread altogether as your opening yourself up to chillul hashem which is very chumoor!

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #219 on: March 30, 2012, 11:04:46 AM »
i think the fact that this is an open public forum which ANYONE can access puts a big responsibility on you DAN to either sensor or discontinue this thread altogether as your opening yourself up to chillul hashem which is very chumoor!
So Dan is responsible for the ethical behavior of all the members?
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #220 on: March 30, 2012, 11:24:57 AM »
he's definetly not responsible for what others do or say BUT IS RESPONSIBLE TO MODERATE WHAT HE ALLOWS  TO BE POSTED HERE
 AND HE DOES MODERATE  comments regarding ads that are on this site when the comments are negative against the companies that are paying him for their ads (which he is entitled to do)
BUT THE SAME VIGILANCE SHOULD BE APPLIED TO ANY POST THAT IS LOSHON HARA,MOTZEE SHEM RA,RECHILUS, AND CHILLUL HASHEM
this is his site he set it up hes a frum torah jew and presumably would apply his religion to his
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #221 on: March 30, 2012, 11:26:53 AM »
he's definetly not responsible for what others do or say BUT IS RESPONSIBLE TO MODERATE WHAT HE ALLOWS  TO BE POSTED HERE
 AND HE DOES MODERATE  comments regarding ads that are on this site when the comments are negative against the companies that are paying him for their ads (which he is entitled to do)
BUT THE SAME VIGILANCE SHOULD BE APPLIED TO ANY POST THAT IS LOSHON HARA,MOTZEE SHEM RA,RECHILUS, AND CHILLUL HASHEM
this is his site he set it up hes a frum torah jew and presumably would apply his religion to his
business interests as well

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #222 on: March 30, 2012, 11:31:36 AM »
he's definetly not responsible for what others do or say BUT IS RESPONSIBLE TO MODERATE WHAT HE ALLOWS  TO BE POSTED HERE
 AND HE DOES MODERATE  comments regarding ads that are on this site when the comments are negative against the companies that are paying him for their ads (which he is entitled to do)
BUT THE SAME VIGILANCE SHOULD BE APPLIED TO ANY POST THAT IS LOSHON HARA,MOTZEE SHEM RA,RECHILUS, AND CHILLUL HASHEM
this is his site he set it up hes a frum torah jew and presumably would apply his religion to his
business interests as well
Since I am not Jewish, Google got a workout on your post. I will just say you have an interesting view point and will leave it at that.
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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #223 on: March 30, 2012, 11:31:48 AM »
 never did well in grammer :)
though point taken

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Re: Is It Ethical?
« Reply #224 on: March 30, 2012, 11:32:22 AM »
never did well in grammer :)
though point taken
or spelling
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