clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Moral Quandry: If a Salesperson Calculates a Discount Wrong, Should You Admit It?

New, 7 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

With so much on sale these days, we often find ourselves wandering around stores doing mental math problems. If a top was 40% off, and then the store took off another 25%, how much is it currently reduced by? (Answer: 45% 55%.) But there's an ethical calculation to make, too: What if the salesperson thinks the top is now 65% off? Do you tell her, or do you just quietly accept the extra discount? Take our poll below, and do feel free to elaborate in the comments.