This is a simple issue of everyday personal behavior and not a GD ethics question so I am placing it here.
There is an Office Supply store in my area that usually gets jammed up with discontinued mechandise in the late spring and the fall and puts this stuff out in a rack in front of the store at 50-75% off . During these times there are occasionally exceptional deals available where I can get high quality items for a fraction of their original prices. I make several hundred dollars + annually for the last few years just by just flipping a few of the more expensive items on Ebay like high res. color wireless security cameras, PDA accessories, and wireless routers that I get for pennies on the dollar.
Anyway, this has to do with the ethics of grabbing up all of a great deal. As an example there were about 25 pairs of the nice orange molded Fiskars scissors that usually sell for for $8- 10 each at retail. These models had a special non-stick coating on the blades, and they were discontinued at 3.50 then discounted 75% so I picked them up for about 87 cents each. I bought every single one.
Personally, I have no use for more than few pairs of scissors, but the deal was too good to pass up. I gave about 10 to my ex-wife the next day for when the kids are with her, and will probably just put the rest in a drawer to use and lose over the next 15 years or just give them away to friends.
It occurred to me that other people might actually have a need for those scissors and apreciate the deal more than me. I have every right legally to grab up the deal and run back to my nest with it (it’s for sale after all), but is it the right thing to do from an ethical perspective if I really don’t need all the items? Or is this not even an ethical question?