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To think even if you buy something second hand all the pieces should be there!

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Whowillsaveyoursoul Sat 06-Dec-14 09:52:56

Ds's christmas fair thing at school last night. They had a number of children selling their old toys (the children get to keep the money they just pay for a 'pitch') with their parents. I happened across a game ds had been asking for. It's not hugely expensive in the shops, the little girl was asking about half the normal price.
I said to her mother 'are all the pieces here?' 'Yes,' said her mother, 'we've checked all the games.'

Get it home and out of a total number of 6 pieces (it doesn't have many) 3 are missing! I know I should have checked it but they'd taped the box on both sides and it was so busy at the fair it was difficult.

I know I'm only a few pounds down but I could have put that towards a new actually functional game. It is obsolete without the missing pieces! Aibu to think even when you buy something second hand it should at least be complete? I suppose it's the risk you take! Ds (5) used his pocket money to get it and then was disappointed so have reimbursed his money and said maybe santa will bring him a new version at christmas!

TheHatInTheCat Sat 06-Dec-14 09:55:57

Yanbu, can you ask the parent who sold it for the missing pieces.
That's really dishonest of them.

Tobyjugg Sat 06-Dec-14 10:10:11

In auction houses they say "as seen" when something isn't complete or is broken. If it's good enough for the professionals, it's good enough for a school Xmas fair. You've been lied to and robbed. Given the amount, I wouldn't make an issue of it myself but I'd be damned if I'd make any sort of effort for that mother and/or her child ever again.

Whowillsaveyoursoul Sat 06-Dec-14 10:28:01

Yes I will just scowl at her when I see her in the playground!
All the batteries had corroded inside it too. I didn't expect batteries to be included but they could have taken the old ones out! I can fix that using the miracle of tinfoil but basically the whole thing is going in the bin!

wineoclocktimeye Sat 06-Dec-14 10:28:28

Thats really annoying.
I think I would say something to the mum, asking if she has found the missing pieces since she had checked them and so you assume they must have fallen out at the fair!
If it is a genuine mistake, she should offer to refund you!

Osmiornica Sat 06-Dec-14 10:47:45

It might have been a mistake rather than deliberate. I'd just say to her next time that it wasn't complete - up to you whether you'd want your money back though. If that were me I'd want to know and refund rather than have bad feeling over a mistake.

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