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Poll: Would you allow your PIL to buy you a new car?

Would you allow your PIL to buy you a new car?

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#16 Puggle

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 02:10 PM

Put it another way - would they be offended if you didn't accept their offer? For them, it's a perfectly natural thing to do, apparently.

You say you have enough money to buy a basic type of car but they're talking about the BMW. Would it make you happier (certainly make hubby happier!) if they paid the difference between what you were planning to spend on a car and the BMW? Then, hubby gets the car he wants, the PILs feel like they've helped you out (even if you don't want or need it), you get the car (doesn't really matter what kind it is?) without hurting their feelings by turning down their "custom".

As you're parking it on the street, the BMW might actually be the better option in terms of alarms and security devices.
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Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:46 AM

If there was going to be no financial hardship on anyone, then I would say yes! for sure, take the car as a gift!
But i do beleive that you should have a choice as to what you get!
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#18 USANatalie

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 11:50 AM

Thought you might like to know - we have agreed to accept a *very* small sum as the initial deposit for the car and then we are financing it ourselves. It was my husbands idea, his parents are happy that way and so am I.

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#19 Mrs_Stevo

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 01:43 PM

thanks for the update Nat. I'm so glad you were all able to find that happy compromise smile.gif

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:00 PM

hey nat..glad it worked out!

I read your first post about this and though to myslef 'how nice...wish that would happen to us!" then lo and behold yesterday MIL says..now with this baby coming you will need a 4 door car-how about you sell one of your cars (DH's) and whatever you get for it, give to us and we will give you our brand spanking new car in the drvieway!" what the????

i am still speechless....

so Nat...relevant post!

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 07:20 PM

Nat, I am glad that you were able to find a solution that you are all happy with. Happy driving smile.gif
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#22 ellemjaye

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:38 AM

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okaaaaaaaaaay.... laugh.gif

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:59 AM

Holy Moly Thread resurrection blink.gif

I got a bit of a shock when I saw Mookers making a post biggrin.gif
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#24 USANatalie

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:42 AM

Oh wow - I saw the title and thought "hey, I made a post like that years ago!" and then saw it was my post!

I'm sure its some trolling virus thing trying to get us to go to the websites at the bottom of the post.

FWIW - we are two cars, two kids and a new apartment away from 2004. LOL!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:18 PM

I voted 'maybe, it depends'. If we absolutely need a car but couldn't afford, and it wouldn't break the PIL's bank account AND there's no strings attached, I would consider accepting. I would probably offer to pay them back in installment rather than accepting it outright. However, if we can afford a decent car, I wouldn't accept it. On the other hand, if my parents won the lotto tomorrow and they want to buy me a prosche, I would happily accept it. It's just the idea that it's coming from the PIL that would bother me I think. I don't like feeling indebted to anyone even if that's not the intention.

ETA:
LOL! I didn't realise this was a thread resurrection practically from the previous decade! Well at least now you have my 2c for future reference should you be offered anymore generous gifts.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:29 PM

If they can easily afford it and it has no strings attached I would welcome it!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

I thought you'd managed to revive some old members there Nat. I was wondering why they hadn't ventured any where else on the forum! LOL


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:07 PM

I was reading that thinking, man there are lots of new people on i-do i haventseen before. Then i looked at the dates laugh.gif

How weird.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE(goodgirl @ Mar 18 2010, 06:34 PM) View Post

I thought you'd managed to revive some old members there Nat. I was wondering why they hadn't ventured any where else on the forum! LOL


Exactly what I thought!
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#30 michealrobert

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:09 AM

i read through your article and it was bery nice... sad.gif




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