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The Mishna says that if they are wise they would make a deal with the owner after Shabbat. If it's theirs, then why can't they keep it? As Rashi says ואם פקחים הם יעכבו הכל הוה ליה למיתני. The Gemara also says: חשבון מאי עבידתיה מהפקירא קזכו IOW: The gemara is asking "why discuss what happens after Shabbat?". It's theirs. Why are you "wise" if you sell ...


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I would think that the normal assumption for an employee discount would that it would be for the personal use of the employee and not for his friends and not for him to do business with. I am supported in this by this article about the Original Employee Discount. He quotes: “When you come [to work] in your neighbor’s vineyard, then you may eat the ...


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Halachically Speaking quoting the Business Halacha Institute says that in such a scenario it is subject to the laws of Hashavas Aveida. (see page 11 scenario 4 and explanation to scenario 4 on page 13). Thus it should be returned even to a non Jew as it will cause a Kiddush Hashem.


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If something is valuable, then you must try to return it to it's owner. However, soda costs about 10 cents a can at most for the vending machine owner, and since its not something they would run after (if one can dropped down a well or something for example, they wouldn't try to retrieve it), you may keep it and drink it. If there was a number on the vending ...


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This Dinonline article, discuses that if you received too much change from a purchase, then you must return it as it is considered something lost by the owner and taking the freebie would hurt his business. I'm inferring that too much change (money) has the same concept as too much "merchandise". You're receiving something that the owner did not intend you ...



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