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'
'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)
'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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08-06-2012 09:19 #1
Friend demanding my clothes...help?
08-06-2012 09:23 #2
Id tell her she can buy then back from you. Youpaid for them so they are yours!
She sounds nuts!
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08-06-2012 09:23 #3
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.
08-06-2012 09:24 #4
tell her she can have the bundle of clothes and blankets for $220
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08-06-2012 09:25 #5
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!
08-06-2012 09:26 #6
Who does that? I'd say you can have them back no worries just give me my money back then. How awkward:/
08-06-2012 09:26 #7
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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08-06-2012 09:27 #8
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.
08-06-2012 09:28 #9
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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08-06-2012 09:30 #10
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