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Didn't get charged for service

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Didn't get charged for service

Postby Digity » Sat May 04, 2013 12:58 am

I got Sears to install A/C at my house. It cost $2500, but it's been over a month and they still haven't charged my credit card. Should I just wait tell they charge me? If they never do would you consider that stealing?

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby Mojo » Sat May 04, 2013 2:13 am

I'd call them.

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby cooran » Sat May 04, 2013 2:31 am

Hi Digity,

Personally, I'd call them.

A couple of days ago, I had a light meal and coffee at a cafe. A few of us were talking and I unintentionally walked out without paying. I realised this when I arrived home, rang the restaurant, and returned the next day to pay what was owed. They had no way of tracing me - but it was the right thing to do.

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby Digity » Sat May 04, 2013 2:49 am

But am I doing anything wrong? It's there responsibility to charge me. I gave them my credit card and everything. That's different fom the restaurant thing, because you left without paying...that's theft. I gave them the credit card to charge me.

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby polarbear101 » Sat May 04, 2013 2:59 am

I take it that perhaps the reason you don't want to call them or haven't called them is because you would prefer not to fork over 2500 dollars. Am I correct in this assumption?
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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby Ben » Sat May 04, 2013 3:32 am

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby retrofuturist » Sat May 04, 2013 4:18 am

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby Monkey Mind » Sat May 04, 2013 4:43 am

I agree with all of the moral encouragement offered, but I see a practical issue too: I would not want to get hit with that bill at a moment I was not expecting it. Better to settle your debts while you are still tracking them, then be surprised by them when you least expect it...
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Re: Didn't get charged for service

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Another practical issue:

If, rather when it breaks you can get warranty work done with your receipt. No receipt, no warranty. And these things always break, there is always something minor to major that goes wrong with some of the parts, even when it is new.
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