Ordered 1 Macbook Air, received 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by abercrombie, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. abercrombie macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2008
    Parent's Basement
    Hey, I'm not going to name the major retailer because they might be reading and investigate their inventory but I ordered 1 macbook air and received 2 in the mail. I checked my online order, and verified I was just charged once. Also, the two boxes had the same USP tracking number, and UPS just taped them both together as one.

    It's the 11 inch 128gb model. Anyhow, I googled this phenomenon and found this site. Apparently, I can keep unrequested merchandise. But, I am under moral obligation to return it. I'm so excited to now have a Mac. I was playing with my brother's Macbook Air and it was so awesome booting in to both MacOS and Windows 7 (which was super fast). :apple:
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Haha, that's nice! I wish I got two MacBook Airs. But all kidding aside, if it was me, I'd tell the retailer that I got two and let them deal with it. The only time I would keep both is if they explicitly told me to keep them and they wouldn't do anything to take the second one back.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy the MacBook Air!
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    So you want said retailer to remain anonymous and you post a link to a blog discussing duplicate amazon orders...LOL

    Discreet FAIL!
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Careful! Your ethics and character are showing! :rolleyes:
  5. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
    If you don't report back to the company, you will have bad karma which will cause the device to explode in you lap while you are well into a porn site.

    If you do the right think you might get a reward in addition to virtue being its own reward anyway.
  6. minnus macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2011
    Just FYI - most shipping companies are very good at keeping track of the weight of what they are delivering. That said, it would not be very difficult for someone to determine that your box was twice as heavy as normal.
  7. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I realize these type of topics will generate conflicting views every time but, ask yourself, would the retailer proactively refund you on a double-charge without you having to call and ask for it? Have you had positive or negative experiences with them?

    This is just some food for thought. What you do with it is entirely up to you.
  8. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Situational ethics BS. Calling you out on this nonsense thinking.

    The truth is, Amazon is pretty damn good at this stuff. I'd be amazed if they didn't catch it shortly and charge you for the second unit.
  9. anirudh macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2008
    Another way to look at it would be BECAUSE of his good karma, he got lucky and got an extra MBA :D Finders keepers man, I would never advocate stealing, but when opportunity knocks on your door, thinking its someone else's house, what you gonna do? keep the door shut???!!! Enjoy both the machines :)
  10. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Let me see...yup...do whatever you want...
  11. durruti macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
  12. ShoG macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2011
    False, you have received this second MBA due to good karma in a past life. Keep it.
  13. atc4usmc macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010
    Pass it on!

    PAss it on bro! I'll PM you my address!:D
  14. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Call me old fashioned. In fact call me what you want, but over the years, errors have occurred, merchandise has been delivered that I didn't order or pay for etc.

    I have always returned it, and in most cases I've come out on top....Particularly when dealing with Apple, who now give me a generous discount thanks in part to my honesty over an ATV unit some time ago.

    As posted, different views exist, but I'd tell them, it's just the right thing to do.
  15. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I would return it. I think it is wrong to keep it and whether or not the retailer will ever realize their mistake is irrelevant to me.

    I have returned payments to me that were accidentally made in the past by others far in excess of the cost of a computer. It was and is the right action for my set of morals.
  16. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Inventory systems are so good now they will track it down and send you a bill for the 2nd one. Happened to me once when I got an extra keyboard, which I kept because it was a $30 item, not thinking they would care about it. Received a bill couple months later.
  17. ethics101 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
  18. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    I would keep it for a few weeks. (DO NOT OPEN) If they don't ask for it back, sell it.
  19. Akack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2011
    I would probably do this.
  20. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2011
    Keep the extra boxed sealed and wait a few weeks. If you don't hear anything then sell.

    If you feel guilty then donate a percentage to charity... Its more than the company would give!
  21. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    honesty is the only policy ;)
  22. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    They will find out. It might not be this week, or even this month. But at some point in time, they will find out. They'll check the shipping documentation etc and there's a good chance you'll have to return it or pay for it.
  23. tecknik1 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2011
    HCM Vietnam
    If you didn't sign a delivery receipt, how can they prove you actually received an extra one.
    Keep it.
  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I completely agree! And I AM old-fashioned.... and damn proud of it! (I'm also just plain old, but that's another story!) :D
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