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InScotlandwetrust Sat 13-Aug-16 16:17:29

So kids go back to school on Wednesday, got everything in for them except a jacket like. Ex asked what to get them so I suggested a jacket each.

He's just turned up with said jackets. DS's is too small and is a lightweight sunmer rain jacket and DD's is a lightweight fabric parka which in no way will keep her warm or dry. Now given we live in Scotland those would be key features to a jacket. He doesn't have the receipts so they are left with jackets which aren't suitable.

AIBU to be annoyed that he couldn't get DS's size correct and has got DD a jacket that she will hardly get any wear out of? Plus being told he's already wasted £20 on them so I will need to deal with it.

I don't know if my dislike for him is clouding my judgement.

NavyandWhite Sat 13-Aug-16 16:21:56

Yanbu. Seems pretty shoddy on his part tbh.

But I would never trust DH to buy something important like that. I know that I'd have to take it back.

FuzzyOwl Sat 13-Aug-16 16:24:17

Did you specifically tell him what coats they needed?

Most shops will allow you to take something back to exchange for something else, even without a receipt. You should be able to do that and put the money towards the right type of coat.

HuskyLover1 Sat 13-Aug-16 16:27:14

Even without the receipt he should be able to exchange them/get a credit note. Send him back to the shops to do that. Then mail him a link to the coats you want. Men can be hopeless!

Tiggeryoubastard Sat 13-Aug-16 16:30:14

Navyandwhite that's actually quite sad that you can't trust your husband to buy your (and I presume his) children's coats.

NavyandWhite Sat 13-Aug-16 16:33:21

You think Tiggery? Ok then smile

InScotlandwetrust Sat 13-Aug-16 16:33:26

As far as I know they were bought online as the kids said they would have to wait for them as they had been ordered.

I didn't think I would have to tell him will just need to go buy new ones and maybe sell on the other ones.

DeathStare Sat 13-Aug-16 17:06:54


What exactly did you say to him? If you said "they need winter coats for school" then he is being unreasonable.

If you said "they need jackets" then you are being unreasonable expecting him to know what that means.

In terms of the wrong size it depends how far out he was.

If he ordered them online then he is legally entitled to return them within a certain number of days.

IcedVanillaLatte Sat 13-Aug-16 17:08:26

I've returned items bought online using the email receipt.

NeedAnotherGlass Sat 13-Aug-16 17:20:44

You can always return things bought online. He has 28 days to return them.
You should have specified exactly what they needed. Sizing is never straight forward so getting it wrong is not a big deal.

Witchend Sat 13-Aug-16 17:41:17

Jackets. To me, implies a light coat. So I'd have done the same-a light waterproof coat.
If you'd wanted a winter coat then I'd have expected to hear some version of coat combined with something like warm/winter/duffle etc.

InScotlandwetrust Sat 13-Aug-16 18:22:51

Hmm seems IABU.

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