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1. The seller forgot about the items she had stored in the denim jacket.

2. The seller made a mistake of selling the denim jacket with the items stored in the pocket.

3. The buyer purchased the denim jacket.

4. It was not the intent of the seller to sell the items.

 

The seller made a very costly mistake, as to her reasons for using the jacket to protect the items from a potential robbery, it's not for anyone to judge.  Too many hard core attitudes, she made a mistake, true, why add insult to it? Does it make you feel smarter or superior?  Only if you have never made any mistakes of your own maybe.

The buyer did not break any laws that I can find and it is certainly up to the buyer to decide whether or not to return the items.

 

The seller will,of course, deal with the mistake in her way.  And maybe the buyer will return the items.

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That's not even close to comparable. Here we're talking about a jacket that was sold containing jewellery and cash of a much higher value than the price of sale. There was no malice on the part of the buyer, rather there was a mistake made by the seller. Of course it is morally right to return those items but it is financially prudent to keep them and certainly not illegal. At the end of the day this woman's actions flew in the face of common sense. There's no way I'd consider keeping such expensive jewellery or such a large amount of cash without a safe and adequate insurance - her actions were reckless.

 

Hopefully the buyer will return the items, if not she could perhaps make the money back through an online pity fund, selling her story to the media or a generous benefactor.

 

I can't thumbs this up enough. Its the same exact thing I am trying to say (besides the morals but that's just me).

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I guess it wasn't a very honest person who bought the jacket.

I would think that a smart person bought it, instead of a "wasen't very honest person". It was her mistake and she payed for it. if she wants it back, then she will need to find the person who bought it, and pay what they are asking. I have no sympathy for people who make these kinds of mistakes.

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called a safe or a safety deposit box.  Dumb woman

 

More like the person who bought it doesnt have a conscious.

The buyer doesn't need to have a conscious, if they know what something is worth, and the price is a fraction of the asking price, then who wouldn't buy it and turn a profit? The woman made a mistake, but she needs to live with it and learn from this.

If someone finds a wallet with money, it wouldn't be considered honest to keep it, if you can find the rightful owner.

 

Keeping something you know does not belong to you, used to be against the standards. ;)

If the person is honest, they will return the wallet, but if they aren't then there isn't much that can be done, unless the wallet has a tracker of some kind.

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It's always easy for people to make judgement on cases like this since it didn't happen to them.

If I was that woman, I'd sure as hell hope the buyer is honest enough to return the items.  

Nobody here can honestly claim that they would simply suck it up.  I'd bet most people here would get somewhat upset if you misplaced $20. Now imagine losing $20,000...

It was a transaction plain and simple, therefore, the buyer isn't required to return it. if the woman were to locate the buyer, and demanded the item(s) returned, then the buyer isn't required to give said item(s) back, unless, there was a contract of some kind, at time of sale. Once you sell something. that item is no longer yours, as you have sold all rights to it.

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It was a transaction plain and simple, therefore, the buyer isn't required to return it. if the woman were to locate the buyer, and demanded the item(s) returned, then the buyer isn't required to give said item(s) back, unless, there was a contract of some kind, at time of sale. Once you sell something. that item is no longer yours, as you have sold all rights to it.

Umm... I never said she is required to give it back...

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Well yeah, in the end it's her fault.  But ethically the buyer should realize they need to return the items they unknowingly "bought".

 

This also happened a few weeks back when somebody accidentally sold a watch case with a $10k wedding ring hidden in it.  The buyer returned it and it got all sorts of media coverage.

Ethics are Irrelevant in this case. It is not up to the buyer to fix a sellers mistake(s). it is up to the seller to make sure everything is in order, prior to selling said item(s) in question. That is what contracts are for. They are legal, and said actions can be taken depending on how they are written.

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i bet she won't do that again!

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You can certainly see who here had a good upbringing, and who got the idea that it's perfectly OK to shaft their fellow man/woman. ;)

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Ethics are Irrelevant in this case. It is not up to the buyer to fix a sellers mistake(s). it is up to the seller to make sure everything is in order, prior to selling said item(s) in question. That is what contracts are for. They are legal, and said actions can be taken depending on how they are written.

 

You don't understand what ethics are do you?  Actually you clearly don't...

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