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I'm quite glad my DH's bike was stolen

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shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:00:45

Name change as I know I'll tell this story lots at Christmas (cos I lead a predictable life haha).

My DH buys amazing xmas and birthday presents. They aren't always pricey, but they are always brilliant.

I struggle when it comes to shopping for him because if he wants something he just buys it and the only things I can think of that he might like and hasn't got are waaaaay out of my budget.

A few weeks ago his bike was stolen from our driveway (he shouldn't have left it there really). It wasn't a great one but it was his bike and he didn't think it needed replacing. But now he hasn't got one at all......and he misses it.....

.....which means I get to buy him one for Christmas!!

I got a great deal too! I can't wait 'til Christmas now! I usually leave his present til last because I don't know what to get and always feel a little guilty on Christmas morning.

AIBU to be a little bit glad that his bike was stolen, because it means I got to be a brilliant gift giver this year??

cornflakegirl Wed 13-Nov-13 22:03:15

Aaaah, that's lovely!

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 13-Nov-13 22:04:09

Yanbu, just hope he doesn't buy a new bike in the next 5 weeks and 6 days.

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Nov-13 22:06:23

Surely you're covered under your house insurance?

shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:06:45

Forty don't even say that!!!! Haha!

shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:07:47

Worra I don't think so, not when left unsecured on the drive over night.

He knows he's a numpty for leaving it there and like I said, it wasn't a great one, not really worth the claim.

Joysmum Wed 13-Nov-13 22:09:16

Had to have a chuckle at this. I have trouble buying my hubby too as he is well paid and just buys himself whatever he wants. He's a nightmare!

I gave up buying 'things' years ago. Now I plan days out, nights away, experiences and aim to make lasting memories.

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Nov-13 22:12:11

I've got fairly basic insurance and I'm insured for up to £500 (maximum) for unsecured items being stolen from the garden or front driveway.

CairoPrankster Wed 13-Nov-13 22:17:33

I was going on to buy a bike for dh for Xmas but he bought himself one last week. Now what do I get him [waily]

shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:20:51

Worra to be honest, I don't think we'd even sorted the insurance out at that point (recent house move). And while we could probably find a loophole and search out a receipt, when you factor in the excess and the increase in premium, it isn't really worth it. Also I thought it was ready for the knackers yard so I'm not really up for fighting with the insurance company.

puntasticusername Wed 13-Nov-13 22:21:56

Admit it. You stole it and disposed of it yourself, didn't you? Didn't you?

wink grin

shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:23:44

Hey if I'd thought of that I might've done!! I wonder what could 'go missing' before next Christmas lol!

Financeprincess Wed 13-Nov-13 22:38:37

No criticism of the OP intended, but I feel a bit uncomfortable with the fact that everyone I know has so much stuff that we're actually spending time thinking of things to want for Christmas. Feels a bit spoilt and pathetic, doesn't it? I'm thinking of asking for a small gift and a charitable donation.

shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:46:19

Finance I get what you're saying but it doesn't have to be either/or. You can buy gifts for loved ones and do something nice for charity too?
Also I tell dh every year that i don't want/need anything. The fact is people like to give gifts, it doesn't necessarily mean that the recipient os greedy.

Scholes34 Wed 13-Nov-13 22:48:28

You think you're covered on your household insurance for a stolen bike . . . until your bike is stolen, and then the small print rears its ugly head!

Financeprincess Wed 13-Nov-13 22:48:51

I didn't say that the recipients were greedy. Simply that it feels rather silly to be thinking of things to want.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 13-Nov-13 22:50:01

It's not spoiled and pathetic.

My father hasn't got many material possessions, he can afford it but he don't feel the need to have things.

He is very difficult to buy for.

shhhhNewName Wed 13-Nov-13 22:50:08

Oh sorry I meant it doesn't mean the recipient is 'spoilt and pathetic' wink

ivykaty44 Wed 13-Nov-13 22:52:50

Now what do I get him

a garmin
a track pump
track kits
spare inner tubes
tyre levers
oakley glasses
a waterproof
spare wheels

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 13-Nov-13 23:00:21


He will love it ivy

CairoPrankster Thu 14-Nov-13 07:54:50

thanks for the ideas ivy
He has a mountain bike and he rides to work every day so he has all the kit, he just needed a new bike as the old one was falling apart.
He has been known to ask for new brake pads for his birthday hmm

ivykaty44 Thu 14-Nov-13 08:02:03

get him a session booked on manchester or newport track? when we went it was lots of men in their 50's for the taster sessions

MrsPennyapple Thu 14-Nov-13 08:11:38

Lovely :-) I struggle every year for DH's presents.

A few years ago my ex's bike was stolen from inside the house, some bastard snuck in whilst we were in another room. Insurance wouldn't pay out because the bike was not locked up.

SecondStarToTheRight Thu 14-Nov-13 08:13:52

How about a helmet camera?

MarlenaGru Thu 14-Nov-13 08:19:15

That is lovely!
worra most household insurance specifically excludes bicycles. They aren't going to pay out for an unsecured one stolen from the front garden or anyone would do that when they wanted a new bike?!

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