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    I know the parents will say it is girls responsibility - the girl is saying so too. This is not an issue - my question was for tips on drying the iPod.

    Im surprised that people would think kids this age shouldnt be responsible for looking after their $200 iPods. Has anyone who answered got a high school aged child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    Look, you're being very defensive. You asked what we would do, so we are telling you. If you decide that you arent going to offer any money or a replacement then thats your prerogative. Keep the ipod in the rice until the mother comes to collect the girl and explain the story and hope for the best.

    It was the girls fault for not checking the sheet before giving it to you...it was your fault for not checking the sheets before washing...it was the mothers fault for allowing valuables to go to a sleepover...it was someones fault for buying a 12yr old an ipod.......the blame can easily get passed around and around.

    No I asked if there was any way to dry a wet iPod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beancounter View Post
    Im surprised that people would think kids this age shouldnt be responsible for looking after their $200 iPods. Has anyone who answered got a high school aged child?
    Yes, me.

    I have a 12.5 yr old and a 15 yr old

    And I'm not saying that I don't think 12 yr olds shouldn't be responsible but I think there is some level of shared responsibility in this situation. I would offer to replace it and I'm sure any of my daugher's friends parents would too.
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    No high school aged kids here.....but I have an 8yr old who took his ipod touch to school secretly after I told him not to. His friend dropped it and smashed the screen..I told DS it was too bad, so sad, he shouldnt have taken it.
    If he took it to a sleepover and it got damaged, I would be annoyed that it got damaged and wouldnt expect money or a replacement BUT the offer of one would be appreciated but not taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beancounter View Post
    No I asked if there was any way to dry a wet iPod.
    My apologies..you asked for 'advice' and said the mother doesnt know yet. I took that as advice on the situation not advice on how to dry a wet ipod. I thought because you already had it in rice and in the sun you were wanting advice on how to handle the situation from there.

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    Well I guess we disagree. It is not an issue for me as I've now spoken to the mother who apologised to me for the stress it caused and has told her daughter she will need to wait awhile for another one.

    Maybe if I had picked up the sheets, but the girl gave them to me.

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    Im sorry but my 1 year old put my 7 year old iPod in the bath and I put it in rice for a couple days and it has never worked again :-(.

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    Not an iPod, but an iPhone. It fell out of my back pocket into the loo and only got half submerged for about 3 seconds. I put it in rice, and sun for a week. Im it is now resting with iGod in iHeaven.

    RIP iPhone. Never will I own another again. From now on I will only be drowning androids.

    As to the parents, I would just call them and quietly explain what happened and tell them you feel absolutely terrible about it. Ask them if they want you to replace it? Maybe being put on the spot, might make them feel awkward to accept the offer.
    But I, personally, would go and buy a new/second hand one on ebay or something. Even if they decline my offer of buying a replacement.

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    [QUOTE=Misschief;6736633

    As to the parents, I would just call them and quietly explain what happened and tell them you feel absolutely terrible about it. Ask them if they want you to replace it? Maybe being put on the spot, might make them feel awkward to accept the offer.
    But I, personally, would go and buy a new/second hand one on ebay or something. Even if they decline my offer of buying a replacement.[/QUOTE]


    I stood in the laundry, asked the girls to strip their beds and bring me sheets and they went straight into the washing machine. The mother has apologised to me for her daughter stressing me!

    I would absolutely replace the iPod if I thought it was in any way my fault, but I (and both the other mothers) don't see any fault in my part at all. Just interesting to see the reactions.

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    Well, that's good then. You don't have to replace it. Problem solved. Now fingers crossed that the rice will help.

    I'm just saying that, even though it isn't anyone's fault really, it is just something I'd do. I guess I'm weird in that way.


 

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