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Subject: Re: Ethical question
Author: Bea   (Authenticated as Bea)
Date: April 25, 2012 at 1:22:48 PM
Reply to: Ethical question by Ludwig
Sorry, but I think that it is bad for two reasons: firstly, as a poor student at a wealthy, elitist university, I often donate my things to charity when I no longer need them as I cannot afford to make cash donations. By taking somebody's donation, you are taking away their charitable giving - you wouldn't take money out of a charity box or collection tin so why take an item that has monetary value? Secondly, you're right, it is stealing from the thrift shop. I work in a local Oxfam shop and you would be amazed at how many people shoplift from us. Having shopped there before is irrelevant. If you went to a shop and stole something, having shopped there before would not be a defence. I would go to the store and make a donation there.

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