Would this be wrong/unethical?

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  1. sloane3

    sloane3 Senior member

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    Once the shoes have been worn "off the carpet" and the leather soles scuffed, I am not sure the store be willing to take them back unless you can demonstrate that they are somehow defective.

    Did you even read the blasted thread?

    hello,

    so after browsing some threads I've wanted to buy some beautiful C&J belgraves from Plal but I cannot afford to wait as I have an interview in two days. I was wondering if it was ok to buy C&J belgrave from a retailer near me at the more expensive price and then wear those and when I receive the belgraves I also ordered from Plal, return the new ones I received from Plal to the store.
    Technically this isn't wrong right? since I'm returning the same brand new shoe? Do you think this is ok? Are there serial numbers or something that might not identify the shoe as the same shoe?



    I say do it.
     


  2. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    Did you even read the blasted thread? I say do it.
    Fuck you!
     


  3. sloane3

    sloane3 Senior member

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    Fuck you!

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  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    hell this is so wrong and selfish.
     


  5. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    Why don't you take a lint roller and ram it up your snout!! Then you can tell us if it leaves any fucking residue!!!
     


  6. sloane3

    sloane3 Senior member

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    I am refereeing to the soles.

    Assuming the shoes you describe have leather soles, the soles will be noticeably scuffed by being walked in on a hard surface, even for a short time.

    The retailer will spot this right away and is not going to want to take them back unless you can convince him that they are defective.

    And, yes, what you propose is a cheap, sleazy, thing to do. Look at the poll results!


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    This referee thinks it's a T-errific idea.

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  7. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    [​IMG] This referee thinks it's a T-errific idea. [​IMG]
    You'd look better with a lint roller sticking out of your nose!
     


  8. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    Ohhh... I like morally challenged sartorial dilemmas like this.

    If you go through with this, I'd suggest the following too:

    1) Buy an item. Keep the receipt.

    2) After a few days, take only the receipt back to the store (or even better go to another outlet of the same store).

    3) Pick up a new item and head to the refund counter.

    4) Try to get a refund or at least store credit using your old receipt.

    Doesn't work with anything that has a security tag for obvious reasons. Works well with Briggs umbrellas. You can open it indoors to shield yourself from the security cameras. When questioned, just say that you are testing it out to see if the flaw you noticed was a figment of your hyperactive imagination. To really throw them off guard, swing the umbrella while making lightsaber noises.

    Gaz
     


  9. oneeightyseven

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    This referee thinks it's a T-errific idea.

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    [​IMG] seriously dude, you are now my favorite poster haha. Two epic comebacks, with the latter sealing the deal. Bravo sloane, bravo. I look forward to seeing more of you
     


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  11. Threadbearer

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    If you feel that this is really no big deal just ask the retailer themselves if they mind.
    How did this simple question not end this thread a long time ago?

    To the OP: Think of the difference in price between the two pairs of shoes as the cost of your not having planned far enough ahead. Pay it, and then be grateful that your local retailer was there when you needed him.
     


  12. mdesq

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    Brand spanking new shoes to an interview? I'd avoid that like the plague, but that's just me.
     


  13. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    how pathetic of you
     


  14. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    This is an intriguing proposal.

    Why did the OP feel the need to poll the forum? Just do it already if that's what you want.
     


  15. DrZRM

    DrZRM Senior member

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    I'm not taking a side here, but why would Plal care? He's not the one having shoes returned to him? This also seems to be very relevant to the OP, if there are serial numbers on the shoes that match the box, then you are out of luck. I would not risk trying to return a product with different serial numbers, even if I were willing to justify this return as a victimless crime.
    they may or may not do this, but CJs have serial numbers on the inside of the shoe. They may look at in case of a return. also, Plal frequents the forum, so you probably screwed yourself already.
     


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