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Old 09-16-07, 10:20 AM
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Anyone ever get a movie shipped w/o being charged for it?

I sometimes use a prepaid CC to buy movies online and I put in a order for Troy Ultimate Edition a few weeks back. However, I decided that I really didn't need it so I didn't add the funds to cover it. Well, I was checking my email and I noticed that its been shipped. I know for a fact that I didn't pay for it. Puts me in a bad position. Anyways, anyone else ever have this happen? Thanks

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The only thing that happened to me was Deep Discount shipped me Deep Impact SE when it came out a few years ago and then shipped me 2 more copies after that. They told me to just keep them so i got 3 copies for $12 or so.
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Well, I feel bad so I think I'll do the right thing and send an email explaining whats happened. I'll send it back if they want me too. That is if it actually shows up.
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I've never had this happen, but the law states that if you get something in the mail and you haven't paid for it, you are not obligated to return it or pay for it.

Hope that helps
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Originally Posted by Ason12
I've never had this happen, but the law states that if you get something in the mail and you haven't paid for it, you are not obligated to return it or pay for it.

Hope that helps
It's a little bit different when you say you are going to pay for it and then don't.
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Originally Posted by Ason12
I've never had this happen, but the law states that if you get something in the mail and you haven't paid for it, you are not obligated to return it or pay for it.

Hope that helps
I think you meant when you didn't order something.

All the OP had to do was cancel the order. Not sure why that was so difficult.
Old 09-16-07, 11:54 AM
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When I ordered with DVD Planet a few months ago, I got a Criterion Louis Malle set that I didn't order. Granted it took me a week to figure it out, but I didn't send it back.
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My mom ordered me a copy of Freaks and Geeks from Amazon for Christmas a few years ago. I ended up receiving two copies. Traded the second one for some dvds.
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Overstock.com sent me a Dickens boxset free a few years ago. Many others here got it too.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
I think you meant when you didn't order something.

All the OP had to do was cancel the order. Not sure why that was so difficult.
Yeah I could've done that. But, I didn't and I've done this alot (preorder without being 100% sure whether or not I want it) and it usually justs gets cancelled anyway which is what I intended to happen here. It wasn't difficult. I just don't even think much about it after I decide I don't want it. Your post has nothing to do with my question.
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I got a Brothers Quay DVD from amazon.com for free that way.

I had this happen with a book too. I got a much more expensive book than I ordered, so I let the company know about the mistake (and I never did get the cheaper volume I purchased) and they sent out my actual order and never required me to send back the wrong copy.
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I ordered a portable dvd player a few years ago from Walmart.com, and they sent me 2 of them, but only charged me for 1.
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Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection came to me twice for some reason but I only ordered and paid for one.
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HAHA one time deepdiscount sent me the complete first season of twilight zone with two 5 dollar movies I bought. I got the box and was confused why the box was heavy. So I was pleasantly surprised when I seen it inside.
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A guy I know ordered $1000 worth of DVDs from the fox store website a few years back when they had that 50% off coupon with a $500 limit. His order included a bunch of pre-releases so the order sat in the system for a few months before it shipped. Apparently he used a disposable credit-card number and although they pre-authorized the entire thing, the number had expired by the time it shipped.

He showed me two emails he got from them back to back - the first was that the charge failed to go through and the second was a shipping notice with a tracking number. A week later he got the complete shipment.

He decided that if they cared enough to actually come ask him for the money, he would pay them. Last i heard, they never did.
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Damn.......seems this type stuff happens often.
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I think it's because of the credit card companies trying out those disposable credit cards that are taking the place of gift cards. Eventually it'll get sorted out, but apparently it might be a big issue.
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Nope, never And every time I think I did it turns out I had paid for it after all. I have had walk-in stores not charge me for products, but being the sucker I am I walked back in and paid for it. I probably got a lot of employees in trouble that way. So goes honesty.
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a few times i've had larger orders show up with an extra disc or so... and i think once amazon never charged my card but shipped...
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Reel.com (remember them?) was sending me doubles and, on occasion triples, of DVDs I had only ordered one copy. The first few times it happened, I contacted them and offered to ship the movies back, but they told me not to bother.

So I sold them on eBay for more than I paid for them. (As many may recall, Reel offered some pretty good discounts at the time.)

Not surprising they went out of business, no?
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I did once from buy.com. Not dvd's but books. I ordered several books and over a month went by and I never received them. The tracking # came up invalid. After I complained they shipped me out another set. The day i got the shipping notification for the replacements, the first set arrived. Shortly after I also received the replacements.

Since Buy.com has ripped me off several times before; I didn't return them and just sold them off on eBay.
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Got the Star Wars Original Trilogy free a few years back. I preordered but cancelled, and they sent it anyway without charging. I even got it the day before it was actually released. I Don't think I'll say which company it was, though, except that it is a fairly large web retailer.
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Quite a few years ago I bought the Jaws Deluxe Limited Edition Laserdisc set with the book and the soundtrack from Tower Records for $119.95 and it came out to around $127. When I got my credit card statement it showed the charge and then a refund for the same exact amount from Tower Records. I called the credit card company to see if their was a mistake but it was correct. Then I heard something about some guys who hacked Tower's system and refunded a bunch of people's purchases so I figured that's what happened.

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