Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

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dowu
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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby dowu » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:51 am

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby robocall12 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:01 pm

Tom Joad wrote:You could try being straight up with them and calling them on the phone, hoping they agree not to cash the check and decide if you want to stop payment if they don't agree.

Also, they should have had an online site that accepts cards.


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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby MormonChristian » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:40 pm

Let us know what you do and the outcome please.

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby bingbang1025 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:29 pm

ben4847 wrote:I don' like it. You promised to pay them, you gave them a payment instrument. I don' see much difference between this and sneaking into their office and taking the 500 bucks from their desk.


Really not looking forward to running into ^ types in law school. Are you kidding me?

These schools keep kids on the waitlist until the absolute last second, screwing with their emotions not to mention causing huge inconvenience and financial loss when the student has to sublease their apartment/go through major headaches to move back to attend their school or whatever the details may be.

Cancel that check, tell them not to cash it because you're attending elsewhere, and never look back.

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby Randomnumbers » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:28 pm

The key part is to, if you cancel the check, call them and let them know. Do not, under any circumstances, send them a check and then
a) not communicate with them that you are canceling the check
or b) not let them know you are withdrawing.

Just call them up and politely explain the circumstances. 99% probability you can get them to just not cash the check at all. You are way over thinking this.

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby noleknight16 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:33 pm

Best thing he can do is call up the school immediately and tell them the situation; asking them to not cash the check.

I think most rational people/schools will allow that request to be granted. But then again, we are talking about money here.

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby ben4847 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:25 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:
ben4847 wrote:I don' like it. You promised to pay them, you gave them a payment instrument. I don' see much difference between this and sneaking into their office and taking the 500 bucks from their desk.


Really not looking forward to running into ^ types in law school. Are you kidding me?

These schools keep kids on the waitlist until the absolute last second, screwing with their emotions not to mention causing huge inconvenience and financial loss when the student has to sublease their apartment/go through major headaches to move back to attend their school or whatever the details may be.

Cancel that check, tell them not to cash it because you're attending elsewhere, and never look back.


That's ok, we're probably not going to the same school, and I'll be a 3L so I won't talk to you.

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:43 pm

Call the school and tell them that you do not want them to cash the check and that it has been canceled. If they have not received it then it should be ok.

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby dingbat » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:40 pm

Canceling a check before it is cashed is a misdemeanor in some jurisdictions.
Call them and say you changed your mind
Follow up with an email (so you have a record/proof that they've been notified)
Then cancel the check

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby Zionman » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:05 am

MormonChristian wrote:Let us know what you do and the outcome please.


Curious about what your take is, "MormonChristian".

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby 20130312 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:58 am

Zionman wrote:
MormonChristian wrote:Let us know what you do and the outcome please.


Curious about what your take is, "MormonChristian".


Probably something to the effect of "dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb!"

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Re: Question on the ethics of playing the seat deposit game

Postby dingbat » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:43 pm

fatduck wrote:just gonna throw this out there: stopping a check just prevents your bank from paying it. technically, you're still on the hook for the promise.

another fun fact: at most banks, the stop payment is just an agreement not to cash the check for 6 months. after that, they could cash your check. that would be lulzy.

Some financial institutions won't accept a check that's over 6 months
Most won't accept a check that's over a year




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