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    Maya

    My mom bought me a iPhone se off Amazon for 250 dollars. Then she gave it to me for my day now she expects me to pay her 250 for the phone.am I acting like a spoiled brat for not wanting to pay.

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    Maya

    I meant to say b day not day

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    Ron

    No, it was given to you as a gift. Asking to be reimbursed for the gift is beyond odd, unless she made clear at the start was that the only gift was her doing the shopping for you. Give the phone back to her, it isn’t worth the aggravation.

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    SavannahAnna
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    Ron is exactly right — give the phone back. If it was a gift, you don’t owe anybody anything. If she’s charging you for doing your shopping for you, you can do your own shopping.

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    redessa
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    Uh yeah, I would never expect my child (or anyone else) to pay me back for something I gave them. The only way this makes sense is if it was something you agreed to beforehand – like if this was your gift to yourself or it was just a coincidence that it arrived on your b-day. My kids ask me to buy things for them on my Amazon account sometimes because they’re too young to have their own. I check whether they have the money for it (or how much more they need to earn in order to get it), help them find one with good reviews, blah, blah, blah… and they give me the money when I place the order.

    If this was supposed to be a b-day gift from your mom, you shouldn’t have to pay for it.

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    MMR

    I feel like there might be more to this story… Did you have an agreement where you would buy the phone and she would pay for the plan? Did you ask her to buy the phone for you, outside of the context of your birthday? Did she give you another gift for your birthday, and just happen to have this for you on the same day, but it was not intended as gift?

    Rarely are questions on here so cut and dried, so I’m a bit suspicious.

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