Sunday, August 8, 2010

On Stealing

stealing - definition--To take (the property of another) without right or permission.

There is the outright stealing of another's property, and then there's the not so subtle form of stealing.

Ways we steal that may not necessarily be thought of as stealing:

1. Downloading music that is copyrighted.
2. Calling a business, asking many questions, with no intention of buying their product or service. (Stealing of a business person's time, which in itself, contains value.)
3. Buying something in store, using it, and then returning for a full refund.
4. Using coupons with no intention of buying the product at regular price.

These are just a few examples. As we look toward being more frugal, getting deals, I wonder if we sometimes cross a line from making use of a business/product, to outright stealing.

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