"Legally in the state I live in, I could have kept all 5. The transaction was completed, and I paid for what I ordered. Morally however I just couldn't justify it," writes the member AgentEntropy. "Of course I'd rather have kept the 4 extras than the $50, but who wouldn't?"
quote: But it was Windows ME. Booo.
quote: Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.
quote: Q. What should I do if the unordered merchandise I received was the result of an honest shipping error?A. Write the seller and offer to return the merchandise, provided the seller pays for postage and handling. Give the seller a specific and reasonable amount of time (say 30 days) to pick up the merchandise or arrange to have it returned at no expense to you. Tell the seller that you reserve the right to keep the merchandise or dispose of it after the specified time has passed.
quote: So in this Newegg case, by law you are under no obligation to notify them that you recieved 5. Nor shall you have to incurr expenses for returning the items. However, if they contact you asking for them back , it is thier property, and you must return it, at no cost to you.
quote: When personal property is mailed or caused to be delivered or when services are rendered to another by a person who knows the property or services to be unsolicited merchandise or services, the person to whom the merchandise is sent or delivered or for whom the services are rendered may refuse to accept delivery of the same, or he may deem it to be a gift and may use it or dispose of it in any manner without obligation to the person sending or delivering it.
quote: When you have more computers than your body has digits, then I think it's a bit much..
quote: However, my idea of treating them right is requesting more than $50 to get their $1600 back on the mistake. Offerring 1/32 of the value as a reward is borderline offensive and would almost imply they don't really care if they get it back ( not to mention it literally barely covers the time of re-sealing the box, getting the new shipping sticker in the mail and shipping it back out ).
quote: I agree with this guy. Newegg has always treated me right, so I'd treat the right too.
quote: "We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committee's, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings