Friday, September 3, 2010

Getting More Than You Paid For (Hammerman on Ethics)

See my latest Ethical Dilemma on the Jewish Week's site: Getting More Than You Paid For

Q. I just came from the store, having bought an mp3 player. When I opened it I noticed that they had given me a newer, enhanced model, not the one I had paid for. The store is about 25 miles away. To return it I would be spending as much on gas for the round trip as I would have spent had I purchased the newer model. What is the ethical thing to do?

A. Order online next time! That way you'll spend nothing on gas, preserving our scarce energy resources, and you'll feel less constrained about doing the right thing, which, BTW, would be to return the item. For the rest of the response, click here.

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