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To not let my children sell their toys to each other?

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BlueA4Paper Sat 28-Oct-17 11:00:50

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FenceSitter01 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:03:17

How old are they?

I'm threatening consequences - I love MN consequences, indulge me, what are they? grin

Appuskidu Sat 28-Oct-17 11:04:14

How old is DS3? Does he not want the set any more?

NotTheDuchessOfCambridge Sat 28-Oct-17 11:05:33

Can’t they just swap toys for the week?

DontKnowWhatToDo123 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:08:03

Why cant they share it?

my 2 have different lego models and play together and share them. They will build their own on their own initially, then any further breaking and rebuilding they will work together and share the building.

I personally wouldnt have any buying/selling of toys to each other... someone is bound to go back on their word but not want to give the money back and cause arguments. Maybe if they wont share they should "loan" the set to the sibling and say that if they break or lose any pieces they will be paying for spare parts out of their own money.

user1471548375 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:09:21

What do you mean full value? Like the equivalent cost when new? Or the second hand cost - what is it going for on eBay for example?

What is the right amount of time to keep something before getting rid/binning it/selling it on?

sonjadog Sat 28-Oct-17 11:10:40

Why can´t they just share?

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:10:41

Nope, no selling to one another (it's one of the very few schemes they've not come up with yet though). Just make them share unless it's a real treasured item then tell the other DC to ask for it from Santa/for their birthday.

silkpyjamasallday Sat 28-Oct-17 11:13:27

I am another who doesn't understand why they can't just share/take turns? How old are they?

BlueA4Paper Sat 28-Oct-17 11:15:12

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BlueA4Paper Sat 28-Oct-17 11:16:25

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LittleBearPad Sat 28-Oct-17 11:18:02

I really don’t get the concept of buying / selling toys between siblings. Why can’t they share.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Sat 28-Oct-17 11:18:23

Your DS1 is taking the piss, stick to the blanket ban on selling things.

Dobopdidoo1 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:18:42

So your dc1 wants to buy the Lego set in order to sell on eBay?

You need to teach your dc1 to stop harassing your dc3.

LondonGirl83 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:18:48

Don't let DC1 take advantage of a 6 year old and make them share or nothing at all.

sonjadog Sat 28-Oct-17 11:18:51

I wouldn't allow this sale. As you say, it will backfire on DS3. You aren't mean, you are stopping big brother manipulate little brother.

LittleBearPad Sat 28-Oct-17 11:18:55

Tell DS1 if he wants it so much he can save the extra £40 and buy his own.

LittleBearPad Sat 28-Oct-17 11:20:23

But then I also wouldn’t let children buy and sell stuff on eBay.

carefreeeee Sat 28-Oct-17 11:22:51

Just say no and ask the child to whom it belongs if he will share or lend. Seems like a bad idea to allow this. Maybe when they are much older.

Quartz2208 Sat 28-Oct-17 11:23:22

DS3 is being bullied by his older brother who is then trying to manipulate you

Where would DS1 get £70 from anyway

Pickleypickles Sat 28-Oct-17 11:24:18

I agree DS1 is taking the piss and knows it. If he really wants it that bad he will save another £40 and buy it himself.
What on earth does a 6 yr old want with £70 anyway confused

BlueA4Paper Sat 28-Oct-17 11:24:40

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BlueA4Paper Sat 28-Oct-17 11:25:59

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MyDcAreMarvel Sat 28-Oct-17 11:26:38

£110 Lego for a six year old? Is it too hard for them is that why they don't want it anymore ?

MrsOverTheRoad Sat 28-Oct-17 11:27:43

Make DS1 save up.

As to those saying why can't they share...why should a child share his birthday present? I don't share my makeup!

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