Frequenting hot deals forums, I see it a lot where people buy an item fully intending to use it then return it when they’re done. I see it in real life too. Hell, I see Christian’s justify it.
They justify it with stuff like it’s not illegal. It doesn’t affect Walmart or other $bigcompanyname. They say it doesn’t impact the employees at all. They’re wrong. This abuse of the system costs us more because it is already factored into the prices of merchandise and the employee’s wages.
It’s not only unethical in my opinion, but it’s also theft if you ask me. Maybe I’m just weird like that, but I don’t really think that’s a personality flaw to try to do the right thing.