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FedUpAndTiredOfTheWorld Mon 20-Mar-17 18:50:10

So my friend had a voucher for half price for a high st shop and was planning on buying a item for £30 I was going to buy one for £60. I said to her give me the voucher and I'll give you the money saved back cause might as well make the store pay more. So I gave her £15 she says I should have given her £30 since the voucher was for half the price and that was what I saved. Aibu to have given her £15.

sonyaya Mon 20-Mar-17 18:52:03

YANBU because this way she made the same saving but you made a saving too. If you gave her £30 she would have got her item for free and you'd have made no saving at all.

However did you not discuss this in advance?

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Mon 20-Mar-17 18:53:41

As things stand, you have both benefitted to the tune of £15, so seems fine.

Sandsnake Mon 20-Mar-17 18:54:05

I think that you should have offered her £20 - that way she gets 'extra' saving from you using her voucher. £30 is ridiculous though as that way she gets all the benefit from it.

ThreeLeggedHaggis Mon 20-Mar-17 18:55:14

I see her point but think she's being greedy. Who wants to profit at the expense of a friend?

pipsqueak25 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:57:35

did you talk about splitting the £30 to start with though ? sounds like you didn't and that's abu at least you know for next time.

PickAChew Mon 20-Mar-17 18:58:05


Nocabbageinmyeye Mon 20-Mar-17 18:59:13

I would have probably given her a little more just so she felt an extra benefit too but not thirty and you aren't wrong just giving her the fifteen either but she gained nothing by giving you her voucher

ArchNotImpudent Mon 20-Mar-17 19:00:04

YANBU - if you give her £30, you might as well have just bought the item for yourself for £60.

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Mon 20-Mar-17 19:00:44

But if the voucher was 50% off you got your item for £30 instead of £60 so you "saved" £30 and said "I'll give you what I save" yet you gave her £15

You said you'd give her the money saved and you gave her half of it

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 20-Mar-17 19:04:20

Am i being dim? If the voucher gave you half price then you should be paying £30 for an item that was £60 and she should be paying £15 for her item that was £30.

Total £90 - half price = £45. If you only gave her £15 she ended up paying full price for her item!

Nocabbageinmyeye Mon 20-Mar-17 19:04:38

Actually while you technically did nothing wrong I think you sold it to her in way that suggests she would benefit by giving you her voucher buy actually only you have benefitted

Ameliablue Mon 20-Mar-17 19:07:01

If probably have given more than £15 as you are benefiting more from the voucher than she is.

ItWentInMyEye Mon 20-Mar-17 19:07:25


Pinkheart5915 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:09:33

I think it depends on what you actually said to her, if you said "I'll give you what I save" as your op says then you give her £30 not £15 as that's what you saved and that is what you said you'd give her.

Did you agree to split the money saved?

WatchingFromTheWings Mon 20-Mar-17 19:19:04

She had a voucher for half price shopping. You had an item each for half price. End of story. You don't owe her anything else and she's not much of a friend for wanting to profit from it.

gamerwidow Mon 20-Mar-17 19:20:10

yes that's fair she was going to use the voucher to allow her to pay £15 for a £30 item thus saving £15. By giving the voucher to you she lost that £15 saving which you then reimbursed so she wasn't put out of pocket. The fact you saved £30 is neither here nor there she shouldn't be looking to profit from the voucher.

unicornpoopoop Mon 20-Mar-17 19:22:55

Why couldn't you just have paid for the items together and both got your item half price?

ArchNotImpudent Mon 20-Mar-17 19:27:26

I'm presuming the saving could only be made on a single item, otherwise this post makes no sense whatsoever.

MadamePomfrey Mon 20-Mar-17 19:28:07

Agree the mistake came in the way you explained it if it was as in your post.

'I said to her give me the voucher and I'll give you the money saved back cause might as well make the store pay more.'

Then yeah it seems like you were going to give her £30- the money you saved. I agree she's no worse off but I don't think it was explained well or clearly and you have still done well out of your mates voucher.

Buttercupsandaisies Mon 20-Mar-17 19:31:53

I don't get it either

Surely you paid £30 and she paid £15

If she wants to benefit further because she helped you get 50% off then she's got a cheek and I'd be pretty insulted by a friend who was that cheap

Derlei Mon 20-Mar-17 19:35:32

Sorry but am I being really thick;

* she gave you the voucher but no money
* you bought 2 items totalling £90, reduced by 50% to £45
* you paid £45 of just your money to the store
* you then paid £15 to your friend
* so in total you still paid £60 but rather than £60 going all to the shop, they only got £45

If I have got the above correct then yanbu, you are still out of pocket by £60 for an item worth £60. Your friend on the other hand paid nothing for £30 item and was given a bonus £15, so your friend has profited, you haven't. If you paid her £30, you would have paid £75 in total for your £60 product

CandleWithHair Mon 20-Mar-17 19:38:39

Wtf. You both got your items exactly half price which is all the voucher could ever have achieved for either of you. What is the fuss about?!

If your friend was expecting 'commission' for letting you benefit from her voucher too, she should have specified so in advance.


Witchend Mon 20-Mar-17 19:41:16

I think the Op should have given more than £15, but not the full £60.

If the friend had offered it, then I'd think fair enough.

But the Op asked, so the one gaining from that is the OP, who got £15 off rather than nothing. The friend gains nothing extra from it.

I'd feel cheeky asking to use someone's voucher in that way without them getting something out of it. So asking to use it, in my mind would be offering to give more than the original £15, and as nothing was stated I would think assuming £30 was fair enough.

PatMullins Mon 20-Mar-17 19:44:37

You what now?

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