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Old 01-11-2019, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by chad.sfds View Post
I dont mean this to sound in a dickish way, but seriously.....find other things in life to worry about than loggin in and tracking what someone did with your gifts. Little kid gifts are tough...maybe they were duplicates, toys they know their kids wouldn't like etc. Who cares, I am sure he appreciated it even if they exchanged them.
she didn't track the gifts. She logged into check the status of the backordered one. Instead of saying delivered for the other parts of the order it said returned or something
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:31 AM
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Next year send him a gift certificate for a good divorce lawyer.
or Mail order steaks
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:20 PM
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Me calling my friend: Hey man, WTF, every gift we sent to your kids got returned, what's up with that?

If you can't talk to your friend like that, he's not your friend.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:18 PM
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Yea, we returned every one ya cheap 'ole bastard.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:49 PM
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If you want to stay in touch send a Christmas card. Skip the gifts. They obviously didn’t mean anything to the recipients.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:53 PM
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If your buddy told your wife what to get and that's what she did and then the gifts were returned/exchanged/whatever, if it were me, I'd be wondering what was up as well. If it's bothersome, I think a conversation is in order, not an accusatory one, just one of concern.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:31 AM
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Did they move to Florida?
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
Did they move to Florida?
No
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:42 AM
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I don't know why you would care if they returned them. Giving the gift was the act of friendship and it ends there.

I suspect one of the reasons people use Amazon and Target is exactly so the other person can return them easily for whatever reason. We used to buy from nationwide stores and include the receipts to make it easier for our relatives

I would probably not end a gift exchange or friendship for that reason. I am with you on not staying with your friends - when we visit our friends and relatives we always opt for a nearby motel except for one BIL who lives alone in a huge "mansion" and likes to have people around.
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gift / noun
a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:05 AM
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It is weird if they specifically told you what to get and then returned everything. The fact that he has 3 jobs tells me that christmas is most likely a difficult time for him and having to buy your kids gifts might be tough. Time for a heart to heart with the guy.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:08 AM
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gift cards solve a lot of headaches
they can get what ever they want that way
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:26 AM
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No
Thank God!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
Thank God!
We only send our retired to Florida. It is basically a giant retirement community
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:05 AM
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If it was me, as strapped financially as you say I would have picked up your gifts and gave them to the kids as mine....lol......problem solved.
Seriously though. Send em a card. Iíve got good friends I talk to on a daily basis and donít get their kids Christmas presents. Only if itís a birthday party or get together.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:13 AM
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Id be sending her a resume building app for her likely iPhone.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:13 PM
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36 responses and not one request for pics of the wives??? THT members are slipping.
Hubby told you what to get so either wifey said "Not what I wanted the kids to have, back they go!" or they sent them back for cash. If the latter, then the gifts for the kids turned into a cash donation to the parents as I doubt the money was spent on Happy Meals for the intended beneficiaries. Next year buy the kids drum sets and give then to the kids in person (no tags attached so they can't be sent back). Hubby has 3 jobs so he won't have to put up with the noise. Wifey, on the other hand....
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