SpringtimeSummertime · 05/04/2021 15:43
My neighbour came over yesterday - He had been sorting out their garage and said:
‘X (his DS) has got a new bike and we wondered if Y (my DS who is younger) would like his old one?’
Those EXACT words.
I said ‘That’s kind of you to think of him, Thank you, I’ll ask him!’
Nothing more was said.
DS said yes and I suggested he went over, collected it and said thank you himself.
DS went over and came back telling me that as the man handed the bike over he said ‘How does £50 sound?’
DS was shocked and said he didn’t have £50. The neighbour said: ‘Don’t worry, your Mum can drop it off later.’
Thankfully, DH was smart enough to leave the bike there even though they kept saying ‘no take it’. He said that I’d call over later.
I haven’t been over.
AIBU to think WTF? What is wrong with people? Am I going mad? When did ‘We wondered if Y would like his old one?’ become ‘We wondered if Y would like to buy his old one for £50’?
I now have to go over there at some point and tell him to (fuck off) that we have ‘changed our minds’.
Howshouldibehave · 05/04/2021 15:52
Twat can have the hassle of listing it on eBay or on a FB selling site if he wants money for it!
DirtyDancing · 05/04/2021 15:54
I would do absolutely nothing. You didn’t agree to pay £50 for anything. If they say anything at all I would just say, “you didn’t mention you were selling it to us. We don’t want it.” Then I walk away. No more explanation required. They can put it on eBay or whatever
SpringtimeSummertime · 05/04/2021 15:55
I’m really pleased DS didn’t take the bike. He obviously knows not to spend my money!
When I told him about the bike, I said ‘It’s free! You might as well, it will do until your B’day’ (He needs a bigger bike and has been promised a new one!)
steppemum · 05/04/2021 15:57
He can list it on gumtree and ebay etc.
he will get peanuts for it if it is a standard kids bike. No-one wnats to buy second hand bikes
AlCalavicci · 05/04/2021 16:03
While I agree that you do not owe the CF a explanation it may be a idea to drop him a very brief text saying your DS no longer wants it or ( been the CF he is ) he may say he kept it for you and could of conned someone else in to having it if you had told him you didnt want it
Cadent · 05/04/2021 16:05
Don't say this, it lets the twat off the hook!
Ask him why is now asking money for it when he was giving it away earlier.
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