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How do you feel about getting an expensive gift when you generally don't need it?
Posted 1/21/13


I guess what I'm trying to ask......how do you people feel about getting expensive gifts that you don't need?
Posted 1/21/13
play it cool look happy then go to your room later in day and have stupid sarky comment about it but most times am pretty cold and tell people up fount shop buying me expensive stuff i will never use so now i just get given cash all the time or get asked of items i need and such

there's no point wasting mounys if your not going to use it
kinda the best thing to say is

sorry but i will never use it and its wast of cash if am not going to use it
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Posted 1/21/13
About the same way i feel about gift cards instead of cash.
Why are you buying me something that makes me shop in 1 place instead of anywhere and can expire?
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Posted 1/21/13 , edited 1/21/13
I get extremely upset when people buy me expensive gifts as opposed to just money or something cheap that I need. I'd much rather get things which I need over things I desire, and I hate seeing people waste money like that.
Posted 1/21/13

AsakoNatsume wrote:

play it cool look happy then go to your room later in day and have stupid sarky comment about it but most times am pretty cold and tell people up fount shop buying me expensive stuff i will never use so now i just get given cash all the time or get asked of items i need and such

there's no point wasting mounys if your not going to use it
kinda the best thing to say is

sorry but i will never use it and its wast of cash if am not going to use it


Sad thing is....I do end up using it. xD Both for my enjoyment, and so that my parents don't get upset that i don't use them..... however, I'm pretty sure that if I hadn't have gotten them, I would have been okay with it.

But yeah, I agree, I'd rather just get cash or items I specifically need. During my birthday last year, my parents got me a camera that I never asked for. What do i need it for? My phone is the only camera I need, and it even has its own effects and filters. -__-
Posted 1/21/13

MaskedFrog wrote:

About the same way i feel about gift cards instead of cash.
Why are you buying me something that makes me shop in 1 place instead of anywhere and can expire?


There are some cards that I do enjoy, like Starbucks. xD But this is probably due to the fact I never really shop in those places, so the fact this person gave me this gift card for one specific please made me remember it existed, lol.
Posted 1/21/13

TheDreamHare wrote:


AsakoNatsume wrote:

play it cool look happy then go to your room later in day and have stupid sarky comment about it but most times am pretty cold and tell people up fount shop buying me expensive stuff i will never use so now i just get given cash all the time or get asked of items i need and such

there's no point wasting mounys if your not going to use it
kinda the best thing to say is

sorry but i will never use it and its wast of cash if am not going to use it


Sad thing is....I do end up using it. xD Both for my enjoyment, and so that my parents don't get upset that i don't use them..... however, I'm pretty sure that if I hadn't have gotten them, I would have been okay with it.

But yeah, I agree, I'd rather just get cash or items I specifically need. During my birthday last year, my parents got me a camera that I never asked for. What do i need it for? My phone is the only camera I need, and it even has its own effects and filters. -__-


so true there ^^ a phone to days is good camera i must say ^^ and is wast cash i guess just hard to by gifts to day because most people have what they need like years a go you be so happy you got a new hammer
Posted 1/21/13

MountainMew wrote:

I get extremely upset when people buy me expensive gifts as opposed to just money or something cheap that I need. I'd much rather get things which I need over things I desire, and I hate seeing people waste money like that.


That's how I feel as well. I usually don't even tell people what I want, because I'm afraid they're going to think I'm some selfish brat, or they're going to ACTUALLY get it for me, lol. I'd rather get the luxury items on my own, so it could save other people the trouble. Other than that, when people pester me what I want for my birthday, I usually just tell people to get me stuff that I usually need, or to just surprise me. I even told my parents that one of the cheapest places you can find a bookcase is Wal-mart.
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Posted 1/21/13
I can understand the frustration, but I guess it'll be hard for you to understand where your parents are coming from until you have your own children. Their life is probably dominated with fear - fear that you aren't getting the best opportunities in life, that you're not getting the luxuries in life other parents are able to give to their children, and the fear that if they don't exert enough control over you going out and such that something bad can happen to you.

Sure, your parents are extreme on one side of the spectrum - giving their child TOO much, and being TOO involved in their child's life. On the other end of the spectrum, they could be depriving their child, and having no presence in their child's life.

All I can say is that you should talk with them.
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If someone holds me in such high regard that they are willing to spend high amounts of money on me, I can't feel bad. Don't confuse this with being spoiled however.
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i feel bad about them wasting too much on me that i end up using it just to let them see that im not wasting it
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I would be thankful for it since I can sell it for money and buy something that I want.
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To me it means they love me
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I always see gifts as an obligation... so I feel pressured to give something of equal value back. Not my parents though.
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Posted 1/21/13


consider it lucky... you must work hard or be very lucky.....cause that kind of stuff don't happen to everyone

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