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Can i just check that ainbu

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Balacqua Mon 13-Jul-15 20:56:14

A family member has broken something valuable of another ones.

Of course the person who broke it should either sort it out getting fixed, pronto, or go without to come up with the cash to replace it? Right? No matter how expensive it was? No excuses?

Feel like I'm slightly losing my marbles here!

Wideopenspace Mon 13-Jul-15 20:58:54

I don't know...If it was something of mine and it was a complete accident, I'm not sure I would expect someone to pay....accidents happen..

I'm pretty relaxed about 'stuff' though and don't have much expensive breakable stuff.

FenellaFellorick Mon 13-Jul-15 20:59:30

That would be the right thing to do, yes. If someone breaks or damages something then, if they are a decent person, they put it right.

MissMuesli Mon 13-Jul-15 21:00:51

I think a bit of context is needed here really. How did it get broke? I an ipad was left in the middle of the floor for example, I'd maybe say YABU. However if it was a vase on a top shelf that shouldn't have been touched I'd say YANBU. So I'm on the fence for now!

DeanParrish Mon 13-Jul-15 21:01:27

If I broke something I would replace it or pay for repairs.

Purplepoodle Mon 13-Jul-15 21:03:07

How it got broke and how costly to replace?

WhoNickedMyName Mon 13-Jul-15 21:03:40

On what you've written, YABU. It depends on the circumstances, what it was, how it was broken, etc, etc.

MythicalKings Mon 13-Jul-15 21:03:51

Can't it be claimed for on household insurance?

FunkyPeacock Mon 13-Jul-15 21:04:08

Agree with MissMuesli - need more info

Was it a genuine accident or was the person who broke it being reckless?

Value of item?

Is it something the owner can't manage without?

oddfodd Mon 13-Jul-15 21:04:56

It depends - if grandad lets a 3 year old grandkid play with his ipad and the 3 year old breaks it, then no.

Context needed!

Spartans Mon 13-Jul-15 21:06:07

More info needed. Would depend on the circumstance.

If I left my phone out and my nephew damaged it, I would expect his parents to replace my new iPhone. No way could they just produce the cash to pay for it and I would think I shouldn't have left it out.

LilyMayViolet Mon 13-Jul-15 21:06:41

Not necessarily, it depends on a lot of things. In general though I'd hope they'd offer some sort of help to repair or replace it yes.

Lweji Mon 13-Jul-15 21:06:41

It depends on what they are supposed to go without too.

Balacqua Mon 13-Jul-15 21:09:14

Sorry thought I had posted! Not an accident- unfortunately a fit of pique- precious item originAlly bought for 650 quid, original model not available, equivalent second hand still about 500. A bad business all round

lunar1 Mon 13-Jul-15 21:09:20

I wouldn't replace something valuable somebody gave to my children when they were toddlers. In fact I often said if someone gave them a gadget to use that I wasn't responsible if it was damaged.

gamerchick Mon 13-Jul-15 21:10:05

Depends on what it was an how it was broke. I agree, context needed.

Balacqua Mon 13-Jul-15 21:10:09

Owner devastated and feels no, can't live without it

gamerchick Mon 13-Jul-15 21:11:04

Then yes a temper break should be repaired/replaced.

Balacqua Mon 13-Jul-15 21:11:13

They would be expected to go without a planned holiday

98percentchocolate Mon 13-Jul-15 21:11:21

If not an accident then definitely Yanbu to ask for it to be replaced!

Wideopenspace Mon 13-Jul-15 21:11:53

A fit of pique? Was the breaker a grown up?

Or had the valuable item been given to a child?

FenellaFellorick Mon 13-Jul-15 21:11:57

Someone deliberately broke something? Yes. They should replace it.
It's not a young child though, I assume?

98percentchocolate Mon 13-Jul-15 21:12:15

Is this an adult or a teenager?

stayathomegardener Mon 13-Jul-15 21:12:19

A fit of pique... replaces at full value plus flowers and heartfelf apologies.
Unless we are talking a todler here?

FunkyPeacock Mon 13-Jul-15 21:13:01

Are we talking about an adult or a child who did the breaking?

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