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Discuss the ethics of what Amy is doing. Are there any consequences to her actions? How does the stor account for Amy's returns?

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Amy Martinez is a student who plans to attend approximately four professional events a year at her college. Each event necessitates a financial outlay of $100-$200 for a new suit and accessories. After incurring a major hit to her savings for the first event, Amy developed a different approach. She buys the suit on credit the week before the event, wears it to the event, and returns it the next week to the store for a full refund on her charge card.

Comment on the ethics exhibited by Amy and possible consequences of her actions.
How does the merchandising company account for the suits that Amy returns?

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Amy has ethically breached her moral duty as an honest consumer. But first, some philosophy to back my statement up:

Utilitarianism is an attempt to define a scientific base for ethical conclusions. In its simplest form, this theory defines utility as a sum of more positives than negatives and disutility as more negatives than positives (Velasquez, 1992: 60-62). The moral or ethical term ...

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