Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
lol now it's fraud from our resident board lawyer.
Do you honestly think the store eats the loss? They RMA it and get a BNIB item.
The retailer, i do not belive, "rma's" more like just returns to manufacturer, they issue a credit, and that is that... the retailer does not take a loss per se, but they do have to order more of those units, which cost money and time. It is the manufacturer that takes the loss, which in turn, eventualy will have an in direct reflection on pricing. I could be wrong, but I am pretty certain that it is the same for electronics as it is for food. When I take inventory at work during delivery, damaged product gets returned, my store gets issued a reimbursement, and I have to order that product again and wait untill next truck day to get that item back in stock.
As someone who has, in his wild youth commited many a crime, and served the time for it, yeah, I think I know a bit or two about this sort of thing. Also to note, I have read a few law and statue books when I would go home to parents house ( father being a police officer )... the things you pick up when you get clean.
It is considered fraud, when you knowingly brick a item, and return it saying it was like that when you got it. or what ever the case may be. It can be charged as larceny, and if the value is over x amount can be considered grand larceny.
Explane how it is not fraudulent, or a crime and I am sure I can point out law's and statutes that prove it is.