Author Topic: Potential Resale Value  (Read 5715 times)

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Online staehpj1

Re: Potential Resale Value
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2009, 01:21:28 pm »
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While morally not acceptable, it's not fraud, as REI does offer an unconditional money-back guarantee, which would presumably cover "changing your mind."
The reason I consider it fraud is that the original purchaser set out expressly to buy, use and then return the item.  He/she didn't "change their mind", they used the return policy as a specific tool to get value from someone else's property with no intent to pay for it.   

Yeah, I agree that would be fraud since they never planned to keep the item.  REI specifically mentions that they will take back any item that you are not 100% satisfied with.  Buying it with the intention of using it for a trip and returning it would seem to fall outside of the spirit of that.  In any case it would be pretty slimy.

If on the other hand you bought it with every intention of keeping it,used it for the tour, and actually decided you were unhappy with it after the fact it would be nice to be able to return it before your trip home.  Personally I wouldn't feel right about even that unless the bike was a real dud and seriously disappointed me to the extent that I would have returned it in any case.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Potential Resale Value
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2009, 11:02:42 am »
According to the web site, the guarantee applies if you are dissatisfied with an item.  To return the bike claiming dissatisfaction when no such dissatisfaction exists would be fraudulent.  Moreover, it could lead to R.E.I. putting limits on its generous policy.  And doing something like that would, IMO, be incredibly selfish.

Offline DaveB

Re: Potential Resale Value
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2009, 09:47:50 am »
To return the bike claiming dissatisfaction when no such dissatisfaction exists would be fraudulent.  Moreover, it could lead to R.E.I. putting limits on its generous policy.  And doing something like that would, IMO, be incredibly selfish.
It amazing how often a "good idea" is ruined by the few percent that abuse it.   

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Potential Resale Value
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2009, 07:07:37 pm »

It amazing how often a "good idea" is ruined by the few percent that abuse it.   
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Ain't that the truth!  There are lots of things in life like that.  We wouldn't even have to have locking doors or security systems on houses and cars if there were not that small percentage of creeps that rip people off.  In fact, think about how much we all pay for insurance to protect us from such problems. 
May the wind be at your back!