Poll: Do I owe my friend's brother $50?
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View poll results: Do I owe my friend's brother $50?
Yes, you should have known he would've charged you for it
22 9%
Yes, because you shouldn't be a jerk to him if he's in trouble
48 20%
No, because he didn't tell you to repay him when he sent you the code
118 49%
No, he's being a prick about it and doesn't deserve any money.
54 22%
Voters: 242.
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#1
A few months ago, my friend's brother wanted to play a rousing game of Call of Duty 4 with me over Xbox Live. I informed him that my subscription to XBL had run out and could therefore no longer play online. He promptly sent me a code that I assumed was a 24 hour trial. When I told him that 24 hour trials only were good for new accounts, he told me that that was a 13 month code (worth $50). The message read "Kevin (me), that's 13 months." Elated, I cashed it in.

Needless to say, the proverbial shit hit the fan there.

He and his brother have been bothering me for months now, insisting that I owe him money because his mother found out and she flipped. I refuse to pay them a cent because never once did either of them tell me I would be expected to pay for anything until AFTER the code had been sent to me and cashed in.

Today, he sent me a message simply reading "My account is silver now." For the uninitiated, this means HIS xbox subscription ran out, and this is the presumed deadline for me to give him my money.

tl;dr Friend's brother gave me essentially a $50 gift card without telling me to pay him back. Now he's expecting that and interest. I'm not giving him a cent.

What do you think, pit?
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An arousing game of COD 4? Tell me more, I'm intrigued.
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#7
Get a PS3.

No, really, don't give him a dime.
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Yeah, I do, but I'm not asking for their money.

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An arousing game of COD 4? Tell me more, I'm intrigued.


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A rousing game of Call of Duty 4


is what I said.
#12
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Get a PS3.

No, really, don't give him a dime.

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Really though, I wouldn't pay him jack ****
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#13
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Challenge them to a game of Halo3, win get the 50$.


I'm bad at halo 3.

They're really really good at it.

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#14
I voted you should, but I didn't read the whole post.

You don't owe them anything. He gave you the code; you didn't ask for it and he didn't ask for it to be paid back.
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#17
I don't know, if my friends gave me 50 dollars (and it wasn't any special occasion like Christmas or Birthday) I would WANT to pay them back....and I'm not just acting like a holier than thou kind of person, but I mean, they're your friends.
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is what I said.

I doubt it's what you meant, though.
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#19
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I'm bad at halo 3.

They're really really good at it.


Actually, I think he is on to something. challenge them to a game of COD4. Even if they are way better, they don't have a subscription, and you do. So you have time to practice. Beat their ass and don't pay a dime.
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#21
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I'm bad at halo 3.

They're really really good at it.

Well I'll play! But between us, my Xbox is slightly broken. So when it crashes, I'll tell them they owe me $300 for modding the game and lagging my Xbox to its death. At first they'll laugh it off. But I won't laugh. And they'll end up begging for my mercy, at which point I request that they cancel your debt.

Pointless suggestion aside, never give them that money. It's not your fault he didn't mention you had to pay, tell his mother the same thing.
#22
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I don't know, if my friends gave me 50 dollars (and it wasn't any special occasion like Christmas or Birthday) I would WANT to pay them back....and I'm not just acting like a holier than thou kind of person, but I mean, they're your friends.



Normally I would too, but this kid has a new game like every other week so I'm willing to bet $50 isn't as much for his family as it is for mine.
#23
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Seems like his priorities are right toward his parents, doesn't it?

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He promptly sent me a code that I assumed was a 24 hour trial. When I told him that 24 hour trials only were good for new accounts, he told me that that was a 13 month code (worth $50). The message read "Kevin (me), that's 13 months." Elated, I cashed it in.
If he told you he expected you to pay (at THAT time), you owe him. If he told you later, you don't. Simple as.

The fact that his mom flipped is meaningless.
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#24
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I don't know, if my friends gave me 50 dollars (and it wasn't any special occasion like Christmas or Birthday) I would WANT to pay them back....and I'm not just acting like a holier than thou kind of person, but I mean, they're your friends.

There was no consent for exchange of cash. They assigned no value to it , just said "here you go".
I would have to think long and hard about paying somebody for something I wasn't looking to buy. My answer is - no.

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Seems like his priorities are right toward his parents, doesn't it?

If he told you he expected you to pay (at THAT time), you owe him. If he told you later, you don't. Simple as.

The fact that his mom flipped is meaningless.

Yes it does.
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#25
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Seems like his priorities are right toward his parents, doesn't it?

If he told you he expected you to pay (at THAT time), you owe him. If he told you later, you don't. Simple as.

The fact that his mom flipped is meaningless.


Right, and he didn't seem intent on getting his money back until after he found out he was in deep doo-doo.

Oh, and I forgot to mention: once his mom went berserk I sent him my login email and password so he could play on my profile. Granted, he'd have to start a new save for games I didn't have and any achievements unlocked would go to me, but it's still online play and I would've jumped at that offer. As far as I know, he never took advantage of that opportunity.
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#26
I'm ina simler situation with my step dad.

My freinds coudn't get home after staying round mine (we planed sometnibg but it went tits-up, I won't go into it.) so my step dad said he'd he'd pay for their bus. The total cost was excacly £15 and he gave me a £20 note. I walked them to the bus stop and as I left my step Dad called to me that he wanted the £5 change when I got back.

Obviously I gave him the £5 change back. He's now insisting I owe him the other £15 and refuses to give me lifts anywere. Aprently I shouldn't take peoples money with out intent to pay it back, well surely if you want the money back you let them know that BEFORE you make the deal, let alone after the other person has already fufilled their end of the deal.

So yea, I'm with you on this. Your freinds brothers a dick. You don't give people money then complain that its gone if don't tell them you want it back before.
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#27
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I don't know, if my friends gave me 50 dollars (and it wasn't any special occasion like Christmas or Birthday) I would WANT to pay them back....and I'm not just acting like a holier than thou kind of person, but I mean, they're your friends.


^ this. Also he helped you out when you couldn't play, least you could do for him is buy him a 13 month card or w/e
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#28
Get a PS3

That aside, don't pay him ****. You don't send someone a paid subscription and expect them to pay you back. You know whats right and whats wrong in this situation. You don't need to evaluation of the internet people to tell you. This dude is being a prick and or vagina.
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#29
tell them to **** off, this is their own damn fault
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#31
Get a PS3 'cause Xbox Live is a ****ing racket.
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where's the flubababluba option?
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#33
To everybody that thinks he owes money, give me your e-mail address so I can send you something that I'll assign a value to later and claim you owe me.
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Really though, I wouldn't pay him jack ****



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#35
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To everybody that thinks he owes money, give me your e-mail address so I can send you something that I'll assign a value to later and claim you owe me.


I like this guy.
#36
He offered it to you, didn't ask to be paid back.

Case dismissed
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#37
Well thanks everyone. I love being right and I love being told I'm right even more. I can understand why some of you would say that I owe him the money, but these two kids haven't exactly been all puppies and sunshine to me in the first place.
#38
Hell no, you don't own him jack if you don't want to give him anything.


However, if he's a good friend and he really needs the money for something (his family fell on hard times or something) then you should give it back out of kindness, if you're a kind person.

If he's being a turd about it then I say tell him to STFU.
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