Back in November, Kathy and I purchased an iPod Nano at Costco as a Christmas gift for Stephanie. We paid the $139.99 plus tax and someone got the item from the secure area and gave it to us. I got it out just before Christmas and wrapped it. Neither at the time of purchase nor when I was wrapping it did I take a close look at what was in the box. When Stephanie opened her gift she had the biggest smile and Kathy and I had the most puzzled looks.
"Why does that have a picture of an iPod Touch screen on an iPod Nano," Kathy wondered out loud. "That's not very nice of them to do that."
Then I saw the iPod Touch label on the side of the box. "Did we buy a Touch by mistake?" I asked Kathy. For a minute we thought our memories were fuzzy and maybe we did spend $289.99. We got the receipt out and it listed $139.99 for a Nano.
What to do? We couldn't take it away from Steph. We didn't feel right about benefiting from the store's mistake. What does that teach the kids, right? So we took it and the receipt back and paid the difference. Ouch!
Just about anyone I've told that to said they wouldn't have done that. So I wondered, if it had been just me and nobody else knew about it, what would I have done?
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