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whatkatemiddletondidatuni Sat 26-Mar-16 17:24:19

She was having a hard time and wanted to stay with her parents 300 miles away, but was apparently broke. Another friend and I gave her £25 each so £50 in total.

Then she bought some expensive makeup and a nutribullet.

AIBU to think this was pretty hmm

CaptainCrunch Sat 26-Mar-16 17:25:25

What's a nutribullet?

melonribena Sat 26-Mar-16 17:26:49

Did she go to her parents?

claraschu Sat 26-Mar-16 17:27:26

You can't buy a nutribullet for £50. They cost more than that- closer to £100.

Groovee Sat 26-Mar-16 17:27:28

How did she get a nutribullet that cheap?

I'd ask for my money back!

GabiSolis Sat 26-Mar-16 17:27:40

What's the timescale on this? If this all happened simultaneously then of course YANBU. Did she actually go to her parents? You won't get much expensive make up for £50 and definitely not a nutribullet, so this might not all be connected.

Making expensive purchases post-borrowing money from friends is an absolute no-no however (if you've made no effort to pay the money back).

gamerchick Sat 26-Mar-16 17:29:34

You lent her money, maybe you weren't the only ones who gave her money?

QuiteLikely5 Sat 26-Mar-16 17:31:55

Maybe once she got to her parents they have her some cash?

whatkatemiddletondidatuni Sat 26-Mar-16 17:32:00

She went to her parents but then got paid. I think she should have given the money back first.

BillSykesDog Sat 26-Mar-16 17:59:48

Did you tell her it was a loan? You say you 'have' it to her, sounds like she might have thought it was a gift.

Birdsgottafly Sat 26-Mar-16 18:08:27

Is she paying you back?

If she's been paid and has still got your money over, then it's upto her what she spends money on.

Or she might have got money from her Parents for Easter.

Nutribullets are £50 on Easter Deals.

yorkshapudding Sat 26-Mar-16 18:39:51

Did you make it clear that you expected the money to be repaid?

Arfarfanarf Sat 26-Mar-16 18:44:03

Did she know it was a loan or did you present it to her as though you were choosing to give her money

molyholy Sat 26-Mar-16 18:52:07

You lent her money to go to her parents. She went to her parents.

Unless you stipulated that you wanted your £25 back on her next payday, I think yabu

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 26-Mar-16 18:56:22

Yeah I'm in agreement with everyone else. She wanted to go to her parents but couldn't afford too - because she hadn't been paid or because she just generally couldn't afford too?

If she thinks you gifted her £25 each to go to her parents then she won't think she's being unreasonable to spend her own money - it was a gift. If you loaned it to her, instead of gave it to her, you have more of a case.

ElderlyKoreanLady Sat 26-Mar-16 18:56:24

You gave her the money...Did you say you expected it back? If not, YABU. She can spend money she receives afterwards on what she likes.

iyamehooru Sat 26-Mar-16 19:01:44

If it was a loan just ask for it back. If it wasn't then don't judge her

RudeElf Sat 26-Mar-16 19:04:27

When did this all happen?

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sat 26-Mar-16 19:04:58

My dad used to tell me, Never loan money to friends unless you don't want it back.

RudeElf Sat 26-Mar-16 19:05:03

Because pay day was probably yesterday so its not as if she has left it ages to pay you back.

expatinscotland Sat 26-Mar-16 19:14:11

Did you tell her it was a loan.

Blatherskite Sat 26-Mar-16 19:42:28

Where are Nutribullets on £50 deals? <misses point of thread>

LifeofI Sat 26-Mar-16 21:09:29

just brought a nurtibullet they are £79 what brand was the make up

LifeofI Sat 26-Mar-16 21:10:28

actually got the black one which is 79 the other colours like silver, gun metal grey and red are 69 in currys just saying

minionsrule Sat 26-Mar-16 21:57:47

How do you know she bought this stuff, did she tell you? Seems quite random actually {confused}

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