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Musereader Wed 06-Jul-16 13:36:44

My Dp has had an unexpected visitor today who has travelled on 3 buses for nearly 2 hours to get to our place with a baby bath and is asking for £20 for it. Im at work and have not seen it, but said i have said no as i googled quickly and saw you can get a new one for £18 from m&s let alone cheaper from a multitude of other places. And my sis has already offered hers that she does not use for free.

He feels obligated to take it due to the trouble she's gone to and told me she will take 15 for it, i tried to get him to offer 10 but he won't budge as he feels bad. Aibu if i refuse to give him the money?

MollyTwo Wed 06-Jul-16 13:40:05

Yanbu, why did this person think to pitch up with it? Was she asked for spare items. I would just buy it new.

bewarethewalkers Wed 06-Jul-16 13:40:09

Did she just turn up uninvited then?

BlueLeopard Wed 06-Jul-16 13:40:24

YANBU. You are getting a free one off your sister.

You didn't ask this person to take 3 buses to sell you one. If he insists on buying it because she travelled hours to hawk it to him, can I have your address?

bewarethewalkers Wed 06-Jul-16 13:40:54

Sorry just seen she did. She has a bloody nerve. I would have told her we already have one and sent her away again!

carefreeeee Wed 06-Jul-16 13:42:35

Doesn't your DP have a tenner of his own?

Is this a wind up?

Artandco Wed 06-Jul-16 13:43:38

Just tell them you don't want a baby bath and didn't ask for one, and they will have to take it back

Musereader Wed 06-Jul-16 13:44:53

Hes been messaging her on facebook about the bath, he did say something over the weekend but never mentioned money before now. He did give her the address and say he was off for a week but she has turned up without warning afaik.

whois Wed 06-Jul-16 13:45:05

Just tell them you don't want a baby bath and didn't ask for one, and they will have to take it back


How odd.

MollyTwo Wed 06-Jul-16 13:47:10

So they have been discussing it? Then it's his problem to say no.

PeaceNotPieces Wed 06-Jul-16 13:48:05

Let DH deal with his cock up

Musereader Wed 06-Jul-16 13:48:56

I control all money until ive managed to pay off the £2,000 credit card hes run up, I only transfer what he needs into the account (with extensive discussion about what it is for) and if he needs money for any thing unexpected i have to put it in for him

Musereader Wed 06-Jul-16 13:50:11

I cant even tell her myself as im at work and he is home.

AnthonyPandy Wed 06-Jul-16 13:53:33

Channel your inner Zammo and Just Say No. Then switch your phone off and say work is really busy now!

PeaceNotPieces Wed 06-Jul-16 13:54:23

I'd still leave him to sort out his mock up.

middlings Wed 06-Jul-16 13:56:15

£20 for a baby bath!! A second hand baby bath!??!! No.

Just no.
By the way Op, I have two children and the only thing our hand me down free to us baby bath has ever been used for is brining the Christmas Turkey.

Just saying

liquidrevolution Wed 06-Jul-16 13:58:44

I never used a baby bath. Washed DD in the sink until she was too big and by then she preferred laying down and scooting up and down the big bath on her back.

You can say no. Unless your DP has agreed a price and asked the person to deliver it then it is not your problem.

Musereader Wed 06-Jul-16 14:07:49

Arrgh im fuming, just looked at his face book and he offered to pay for it without discussing with me first or i would have said my sis has one for free.

The problem is most of his friends and family are on benefits or low incomes and so he always wants to give them money for the slightest thing as hes got a well paid job by his standards (not very well paid, below average) which attitude is why we end up living off the credit card untill the end if the month, because hes give all his money away because he feels like he is loaded but we only get 1k a month each

dentydown Wed 06-Jul-16 14:09:29

You can get second hand baby baths for a couple of quid... there is no way i'd pay 20 for one. You are not being unreasonable.
I washed mine in the bathroom sink, or took them in the bath with me. even though we had a couple of poo incidents

2nds Wed 06-Jul-16 14:11:54

He was the one who wanted the damn thing then it's his problem I wouldn't go stressing about it as I wouldn't give a shit let him pay it or let him tell her no.

diddl Wed 06-Jul-16 14:12:05

Did he not know that your sister had offered one for free then?

Why was he messaging someone about a bath at all?

FrogFairy Wed 06-Jul-16 14:13:30

It sounds like this bath is the least of your worries as he clearly has issues managing money.

Glittered Wed 06-Jul-16 14:18:18

I never used a baby bath, waste of time and money really, unless you only have a shower.
I used mine for first 6 weeks coz I felt I had to, then she went in the bath with me.
Second baby now 5 weeks got bath out of loft and she hasn't even been in it. I put a towel in our bath for her to lie on and just swish her about in about half an inch of water
Going to take mine to charity shop when I get a chance as it's not even worth selling and currently being used as a washing basket

ExtraHotLatteToGo Wed 06-Jul-16 14:20:55

Just say no. Tell him you are fed up with the financial situation he keeps putting you in, tell him you appreciate he's trying to help others out, but he's financially crippling you and if he doesn't stop NOW it's going to be a deal breaker - and mean it. He needs to wise up PDQ or he's going to cause you serious financial hardship & worse.

ExtraHotLatteToGo Wed 06-Jul-16 14:23:29

Glttered growing up, ours was our laundry basket for many years. Sadly it went when my parents renovated & it didn't fit into the new cupboard. My Mum & I were both upset - pretty sure Dad's eyes were a bit misty too. I was in my 20's.

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