If you are given "extra" change do you give it back or keep it?

@nikkiwith (1074)
Australia
September 6, 2007 7:04pm CST
If i am given extra change from a busy and large store, that belongs to wealthy people then i keep the change, but if it's a small store, like a corner shop then i will be honest and give the extra money back.
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6 responses
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
Hello nikkwith, If where given extra change sometimes I do and sometimes I don't give it back. It depends like you said which store I am buying from. Also whose on the cashier counter, if the cashier is kind, I will give the extra change back. I wouldn't want the person's salary to be charged/deducted at the end of day after cash inventory and he/she is short. :-)
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
9 Sep 07
doesn't really seem fair, mistakes can be made. We don't have money deducted from our pay here in Australia (as far as i know, well i never have experienced it).
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
7 Sep 07
It has happened with some times when departmental store cashier gave me extra cash by mistake and I always gave it back to him. I am honest and also hate to tell a lie on anything.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
7 Sep 07
Big store or small...I would give it back. Or else it would eat into my conscience. The fact is that...the money doesn't belong to me. Sometimes, it's happened that I hadn't realized the mistake till I'm out of the store. I've always gone back and returned it.
@mbilagan (178)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
LOL! I dont usually count my change. I know it's a bad habit so as much as possible I have to count my change before I leave the counter. So if by chance that I am able to count my change and notice that they give me an extra whether they are big store or not I immediately give it back. I dont want something hunting my conscience for an extra penny.
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
7 Sep 07
If i am given extra change from a busy and large store, that belongs to wealthy people then i keep the change, but if it's a small store, like a corner shop then i will be honest and give the extra money back. sometimes i don't keep the extra change in a big store, because i will feel shy when i go shopping with my friends or other colleagues. i dont' give them a bad impression, so i am alone, then i will do as you said.
• United States
7 Sep 07
This is an interesting situation. I have heard a lot of people say that it is wrong to take extra change. I've heard it compared to stealing as well. Personally, I think if you cant hire someone capable of giving correct change or if you can't take the time to pay attention to what you are doing, then you obviously don't need it that bad. I normally just take it and go. Thats just the way I look at it.