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Old September 2, 2012, 04:37 PM   #26
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Thanks for all your well-reasoned responses. They speak to the quality of people on this forum. I'll update the thread after the long weekend and let you know what shakes out.
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Old September 3, 2012, 08:06 AM   #27
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I wouldn't call them - I'd email them.
That way there's a paper trail in case something comes back at you in the future.

Forgive me for saying this - but - I've had more than a few times where "doing the right thing", has blown up in my face.
Big time..

People get really weird when they screw up something....
Their first inclination is to do the CYA routine and deny that something ever took place.
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Old September 3, 2012, 09:00 AM   #28
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Good thread guys. I completely agree that doing the right thing is always the right thing; even if it is troublesome or problematic.
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Old September 3, 2012, 09:14 AM   #29
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I wouldn't call them - I'd email them.
That way there's a paper trail in case something comes back at you in the future.
Great point. CYOA!!! We do it at my work as well. Always good to have a solid "paper" trail.
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Old September 3, 2012, 03:47 PM   #30
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Old September 5, 2012, 11:06 PM   #31
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It is possible that you have had a product shipped to you that somebody wanted you to try for free. After all, it was a vendor you didn't buy from. I'm sure they got your info from the other vendors and if their product is good, they figure you'll order from them in the future.

It's happened to me in the past for other types of products, and I've e-mailed them as has been said, and been told we'd like to to try ours-no strings attached.
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Old September 6, 2012, 06:03 PM   #32
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"No good deed goes unpunished."

Yeah.

About a year ago, our credit card info was stolen (I suspect during the course of some orders with a small firearms parts vendor). They made a number of purchases, including a very expensive camera lens which they mistakenly mailed to our home address...which tipped us off to check our card info online.

After filing the fraud claim etc, I called the vendor to explain the situation and ask how they wanted their $350 lens returned. Not only were they quite rude to me, but they also wanted very specific shipping (probably because it was $2 cheaper) that would require me to drive 20 miles one way to drop it off. At the price of gas I refused, as UPS would pick it up at my door. After threatening various actions against me which I told them to go ahead and try, they finally agreed to have UPS pick it up but wanted my wife to take a day off work to wait around and hand it to them on person. As it turned out they showed up before she left...and against my anger she shipped it...I was ready to tell them to go pound sand. I had requested the moron connect me with his supervisor and of course that never happened.

That company still spams my inbox to this day with offers and does not respond to requests to remove me from their mailing list...

That said, if this or the OP's situation happened again, I would try to do the right thing and return it anyways....as long as they didn't expect me to drive 40 miles to make up for their mistake...
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Old September 9, 2012, 03:11 PM   #33
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I would call them and be ready to send them back, BUT, I would also try to cut a deal on them. Maybe they will sell them to you at a good discount?
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Old September 11, 2012, 11:12 AM   #34
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The Federal Trade Commission says that if you receive goods that you did not order, you are not obligated to return them and may keep them. State laws may vary.

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Old September 11, 2012, 06:47 PM   #35
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reset, what did you end up doing with these bullets?
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Old September 12, 2012, 02:41 AM   #36
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Although you did not order this merchandise, since they sent it to you it's really all up to you what you do with it.

If it was me, when I did order from them if they treated me well (unlike CTD in which overnight shipping turned into 2 week shipping) then I would give them a courtesy call and see if they want it back (if they pay for shipping). Otherwise if they treated me like crap, then I would probably let them know they screwed up and that I was keeping it.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:16 AM   #37
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The Federal Trade Commission says that if you receive goods that you did not order, you are not obligated to return them and may keep them. State laws may vary.
Surely you don't use the State as your moral compass? Tell me it aint so!
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