Is changing price tags stealing?

I have a question. Is it stealing if you change the price tags on an item and buy it? It is stealing, right? Because my old friend did it and fought with me saying it wasn't!

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ANSWER #1 of 17

its pretty much stealing but yea its cheap


ANSWER #2 of 17

by law it is still considerd stealing even if it is swiched with a more expensive price tag, but if you get cought its up to the store if they want to press charges.

How long can you be put in jail for stealing?

ANSWER #3 of 17

stealing!!!! if u got caught doing that u wuld be charged under law the same as if u had walked out of the store and stolen it

need an excuse to return it
ANSWER #4 of 17

eh..i dont think its stealing because your still paying money to have the item..but i think its stupid to switch price tags..you either steal it or pay for it!

Why I be able to exchange these Hollister jeans ( DETAILS INSIDE ]?

ANSWER #5 of 17

hahaha. that's funny. but sort of a good idea...
nice.
it is stealing since it's worth more than you got it for... but it isn't because you are still paying for it... kind of like xrubyx2399 said... but it's mostly is stealing

haha. that still makes me giggle.


ANSWER #6 of 17

Think about it. Eventually the item will be on sale at a huge discount so the store makes money regardless if the item is sold for $40 or $4. Ask yourself, how many times have you bought an item at full price, only to come back 2 weeks later and see it on sale or clearance. The stores aren't losing a thing when you switch a tag. If they don't sell it, it will wind up at Ross or some discount store anyway.



ANSWER #7 of 17

Think about it. Eventually the item will be on sale at a huge discount so the store makes money regardless if the item is sold for $40 or $4. Ask yourself, how many times have you bought an item at full price, only to come back 2 weeks later and see it on sale or clearance. The stores aren't losing a thing when you switch a tag. If they don't sell it, it will wind up at Ross or some discount store anyway.


ANSWER #8 of 17

I know everyone else told you this but.................. YEAH ITS STEALING!



ANSWER #9 of 17

your old friend is crazy! hahaha


ANSWER #10 of 17

it's not stealing but is against the law.


ANSWER #11 of 17

yeah it is pretty much stealing b/c you dont pay the full price, when they probably paid more for the item than he/she did when tags were switched


ANSWER #12 of 17

yea its stealing cuz there gettin ripped on the money


ANSWER #13 of 17

yes i suppose it is still stealing but not quite as bad because at least your friend payed something for the item


ANSWER #14 of 17

It's stealing.


ANSWER #15 of 17

No it is not stealing... There is case law refering to this directly I will uote the case law as soon as I find it. The store is making an incvitation to buy an item for $xx.xx you are makeing a counter invitation for them to accept $xx.xx the cashier can accept it or decline... If they accept it you are fine if they decline leave the store and try again another day...


ANSWER #16 of 17

Its stealing


ANSWER #17 of 17

yea this is stealing but I found a bueatiful jacker @ oldnavy and someone had already switched the prices tag from 70$ to 20$ so I baught it.. I didnt switch the tag someone else did but it still got my mom a huge discount on that beautiful jacket :]

LC


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