This was kind of unfortunate as I was told of a person today who spent hundreds of dollars to create business cards and brochures in an effort to promote an event that was happening on a specific date. However, literally just a week before the event it was announced that it would have to be cancelled to a later date. Of course, this means all that material and money paid to create it is essentially wasted.
However, the person decided to simply use it still except he was going to manually cover up the inaccurate date while placing the accurate information over it. Therefore, he could still use the items without them having to go to complete waste. This then raised the debate on how if it’s smart to do it in these cases from a financial point of view or if professionally it simply makes you look bad.
In many ways it makes sense kind of like going to a grocery store where instead of a business printing out an entirely new pricing label they simply cross out the listed price while writing what the actual price is currently. I think the only real time this would be improper is if the item in question is like a prize or achievement award of some kind. Of course this would always be bad for a large scale business. But for the small business owner I think most people aren’t as critical over things like this usually as I believe people are a little more understanding in that sense. If it saves money and people don’t care then why not?