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Shoes

My in laws said to me they will buy my daughter shoes she’s been talking about for Xmas
Now they said they can’t afford them when they found out the price $49.95
How would you feel and react ?

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I'd feel grateful that someone wanted to do something nice for my child and I'd ask if they wanted to make a partial contribution towards the cost of the shoes.

 Don’t offer without knowing the price
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If they can't afford the $50 then they can't afford it. Is there a cheaper pair they can buy? If it's a specific pair you're after then maybe you can split the cost. I know they said they'd pay for them and they could have handled it differently but unfortunately that's the way it is these days. Don't let it ruin your Xmas x

 Don’t offer if you don’t know the price
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 Give them a break. Everyone makes mistakes. I'm sure we've all had to back out of something at some point in our lives and who knows. Maybe they have have had a massive financial set back since offering. Don't judge someone you don't know
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They can’t buy $49 shoes? Shit, they must be pretty poor

 They receive $850 fortnight pension
Rent $550 fortnight
Medication $50 fortnight for both some aren’t on pbs
Car to run
Bills to pay

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Maybe they were thinking you'd buy them from budget department store & they wouldn't be that expensive.

 Told them they were from kids Betts
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