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Money Moral Dilemma: Should I ask my friend for money after he sold the car we gave him?
edited 11 October 2022 at 2:08PM in Marriage, relationships & families
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I think the only thing your friend did wrong was perhaps not to check with you first ? Otherwise I agree with others - a gift is exactly that, a gift, and if they wished to paint it purple and use it as a stock car or take it apart and make sculpture that is their prerogative once you had gifted it to them.
But then is it really a gift?
I do admire your kindness in the first place. Be happy that you helped him - even if it didn't work out in the way you hoped.
"There is more happiness in giving than in receiving."
If you gave the log book then it's a gift.....
If not how did he manage to sell it???
Do they really know the full situation or has someone whispered in their ear about the car being sold rather than scrapped and they've taken it as fact?
Saw it advertised for sale (local paper, online) and recognised the reg number?
The car may have developed a fault that would cost more than it was worth to repair. Maybe he needed the money as he still doesn't have a job. Maybe he will put that money towards another car or bus fare so he can get a job?