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How do you feel about getting an expensive gift when you generally don't need it?
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Posted 1/22/13
why don't you sell them both and buy a bookcase? And you will have extra money to spend or buy somehting you want.
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TheDreamHare wrote:


DetectiveAlex wrote:

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.


Lol, I won't. xD I personally don't think I'm spoiled, much....but rather, I am just a victim of circumstance. I just happen to get doted on a lot, and I just happen to dislike it. There are many people out there who had to work hard to get what they want, and here I am, feeling bad about it, and wishing I could be like them, just a little.....


Oh yes, definitely. I know that feeling very well. It's one of the main reason i desire a job so much.
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23 / F / Sexual Chocolate
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Posted 1/22/13
Expensive gift that I don't need?

http://www.ebay.com/
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Just be thankful, man. Don't be an ingrate. Be glad you have such good luck.
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For me, its more like "How do you feel about getting gifts in general?"

I hate getting gifts. I get this... weird feeling that I can't really describe. I don't know, but I don't like getting gifts in general, let alone expensive ones.
Posted 1/22/13
it doesn't feel expensive when i don't need it.

and if you don't need em though, just sell it and buy the thing you need.

i do understand how you feel though. i'm sometimes given some stuff that i can provide for myself. i don't like rejecting gifts but i have to.
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This is why I don't believe in gift exchanges.

I'll buy what I want for myself.
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I can't relate to your question, but I can Imagine how'd I'd feel is I was given a car by someone in the family. Since I don't drive, and have no intention of driving, It would just be a piss off. As if someone were trying to correct my life. I would prolly sell it, at an insultingly low price, and spend the cash on something absolutely infuriating and vapid, like a bunch of expensive new age hippy chakra gemstones. Also, a fish tank. Except I would only have a frog in there. Passive Aggressive like a BOSS.


Yep.
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I have always been very honest with expensive gifts i dont want, ill simply ask the person if i can get the receipt and exchange it for something else. Ill usually do that If its over 100 USD. Otherwise, it will just sit around my house until I get tired of seeing it, and either give it away to someone that wants it or throw it away. For example, a few years ago i got one of those AR.Drones. I asked for the receipt, returned it, got the cash for it and used the cash on a video card. I usually just ask people to give me cash, or honestly not waste their money. I would quite frankly rather not get a gift, that have someone waste their money on a gift i dont want, it is essentially throwing money away.
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28 / M / Bay Area CA
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It's rude not to accept gifts, no matter your stance on whether it is appropriate or not. Typically if I give or receive an expensive gift it's from or to someone special so a little extra money isn't a big deal. If it's something I can't really make use of I'll still keep it around for as long as it makes sense to hang on to it.
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I like getting presents! I like giving presents as well. Gifting shouldn't be considered a utility, but rather a way to show someone you treasure that you were thinking about them and you care about their daily life. Good gifts reflect awareness of their experiences, and bad gifts reflects a lack of understanding of their wants/needs/desires.
Getting an expensive but undesirable gift feels more like a way for the gifter to show off than show affection. However, it could be that they just don't quite get what your life is like, so be gracious and accept at gratefully.
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28 / M / Toledo
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I don't really have this problem because I don't know anyone who has enough money to give me gifts at all let alone expensive ones. I hate getting gifts unless it is from my dad since I feel he owes me. I love buying people stuff but when someone else gives me something it just feels really strange to me. It doesn't even matter how much the item cost. So if it was something expensive I would have no choice but to accept it and try to find a use for it. If I really couldn't find a way to use it at all then I would probably see if I could return it for the money and then I would spend that money on the person who gave it to me.
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i got some games for christmas once, i sold them because i didnt play them (they were cheap anyways) and i do agree, just give the person money if you get them anything at all. my step brothers got money and gifts (things they wanted), i mean i love games, i just dont like what they like (fps and sports games).
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Posted 1/22/13

TheDreamHare wrote:



I guess what I'm trying to ask......how do you people feel about getting expensive gifts that you don't need?


Gratitude, you ingrateful brat.

Why you would even ask such a question is... -sigh-
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Punch them in the face.. Nah just kidding! Be thankful for it, even though I VERY much dislike getting gifts period.
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