Do you think you sould be responsible for paying for an item

@sudalunts (5527)
United States
November 6, 2008 2:19pm CST
that you break in a store? I would say yes, but if the merchandise was stacked in a way that the merchandise was vulnerable, I say no. If I had it in my hands and dropped it, then it is my fault, but if it was on a shelf and fell because he shelf was not stacked correctly I say no. What do you think?
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@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
I would say the right thing for you to do would be to offer to pay for it and the right thing for the store to do would be to decline the offer. I think most places would just file the accident under sh*t happens and leave it at that. It's probably better business for them to let it go than it would be to collect the money. Otherwise I agree with you, if I was a butter fingers I would expect to pay for it, but if it was the stores silly stocking then I wouldn't.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Good response. thanks for responding.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
6 Nov 08
I always try to be careful when getting item on the shelf of any stores and if I break something in my hands, I guess yes I'm responsible to pay for it. But if the item just fell from the shelf without me touching it, I'd say no also. I just hope this won't happen to me in an expensive kitchen wares shop and I also hope that if I break things, I have the money to be able to pay for it. Once I went with my friend in a shop that sells crystal glasses (can't really remember how they called the shop) and every stuff is very expensive, I promise you that I don't even get close to look or touch any of it, lol. Sometimes I can be clumsy and I'm too scared to break something.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I know that in the supermarket if something breaks, someone calls over the loud speaker, clean up in aisle 5, I wonder do the person who committed the spillage have to pay.