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    Default Friend demanding my clothes...help?

    Okay so this is a weird one.

    About 6 months ago I bought a big lot of baby clothes from a distant in-law relative, who had had a daughter. It was about 200 items of clothing, plus blankets, sheets, wraps, and shoes. I bought the lot for an agreed $220. I paid for them to be cleaned, ironed and folded them, and stored them in plastic tubs in our storage unit.

    Recently she found out she was pregnant again, I didn't take much notice as we very rarely see her.
    But last night I got this exact message:

    'hi it's danny's missus, just wanted to know when was a good time to come pick up the clothes? Thanks '

    I have mild brain damage so I very regulary forget appointments or important dates, so I asked DH what clothes she meant. He had no idea either, and we both assumed I'd forgotten to tell him.
    I sent this back:

    'Hi it's Cherry, sorry, I've forgotten what I had to give you. Remind me and I'll get it all together and give you a time'

    This morning I got the reply:

    'Hi Cherry, I mean all the baby clothes I gave you and the bedding and stuff. I'm free Monday if you want'

    Me:
    'Do I owe you money still? Sorry I must have forgotten, you can definately have all the ones back I didn't pay for' (while wondering how in hell I was going to tell the difference)

    Her:
    'lol no u paid for them, just we know we're having a girl again, so better I use the baby things than they just stay in storage until you finally have one again, and I did pay full retail price for them so I should get the full value 4 what I paid u know? U might have a boy anyway so might not need them. if theyre all mixed up with your things I'll get the lot and when she's outgrown them u can get them back'

    I haven't replied because I have NO idea what to say to this. It's confusing...she doesn't have a right to demand this, does she?

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    Id tell her she can buy then back from you. Youpaid for them so they are yours!
    She sounds nuts!

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    Tell her to get stuffed. In a nicer way. lol.

    You paid for them. The deal is done. They're yours. If she wanted them still, she should have kept them.

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    tell her she can have the bundle of clothes and blankets for $220


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    I think that's really rude! If you paid for them she has no right to ask for them back because they are no longer hers!

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    Who does that? I'd say you can have them back no worries just give me my money back then. How awkward:/

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    Wtf? Is she for real? I'd ask for your money back considering you paid for them. The money you gave her wasn't charity cash.

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    Some people just have no idea, what a weird thing for her to do. I'd ask for the $220 back if she wants the clothes back.

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    Just to preface, I can be a bitsh. I would say "p*ss off, they're mine. I bought them, paid for them to be cleaned and ironed and stored. If you wanted them for a second, you shouldn't have sold them. Hope you have a good pregnancy".

    That or if it is going to cause issues, say "sure, that will be $220 for what I paid for them, $X for the price of having them all cleaned and ironed and $X for the storage cost. When the money appears in my paypal account or this xxxx bank account, I'll drop them off, I won't want them back. Hope you are doing well, "

    She sounds delusional. Don't let her walk all over you. You bought something and owe her nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    tell her she can have the bundle of clothes and blankets for $220

    ^^^this, except I would make it $250 as she paid for them to be laundered.

    I think it is really rude of this lady to demand them back after she has sold them. Who does that.


 

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