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    • MSE Steve
    • By MSE Steve 12th Mar 19, 6:03 PM
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    Money Moral Dilemma: Should I tell my friend he's underpaid me?
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    • 12th Mar 19, 6:03 PM
    Money Moral Dilemma: Should I tell my friend he's underpaid me? 12th Mar 19 at 6:03 PM
    This week's MoneySaver who wants advice asks...

    I often buy gig tickets for my friend and he pays me back, but not always the full amount. Eg, he gave me £25 for a £28 ticket. I wouldn't mind if it was a one-off, but it's happened a few times now. Should I say something?

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    • Gresp
    • By Gresp 15th Mar 19, 12:25 PM
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    As usual, not enough information.

    Does the price include a booking/admin fee? If so, is he aware if this?

    Does he contribute in any other way (e.g. driving you to these gigs)?

    What have you actually agreed with him?
    • skinnt
    • By skinnt 17th Mar 19, 7:45 PM
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    Why would you expect a load of strangers to understand what relationship and understanding you have with this friend? Grow up and work out for yourself.
    • JayD
    • By JayD 19th Mar 19, 9:09 AM
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    He's supposed to be your friend. You should be able to speak honestly to each other.


    Does he think you get a discount when you buy the tickets?


    In any case, why aren't you saying, 'here's the ticket - it's £28'?
    Without you telling him what the ticket cost, where does he get the number £25 from? It doesn't make sense!


    If it's £28 - whatever he gives you, tell him it's £28 and hold your hand out for the other £3!
    • gloriouslyhappy
    • By gloriouslyhappy 26th Mar 19, 12:44 PM
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    gloriouslyhappy
    Why would you expect a load of strangers to understand what relationship and understanding you have with this friend? Grow up and work out for yourself.
    Originally posted by skinnt
    This is supposed to be a safe place where you can discuss things without being jumped on, seek advice or just sound out others's opinions.

    forum noun [ C ] (MEETING)
    ​a situation or meeting in which people can talk about a problem or matter especially of public interest:
    a forum for debate/discussion;

    forum noun [ C ] (INTERNET)
    ​a place on the internet where people can leave messages or discuss particular subjects with other people at the same time:
    discussion forums are a way of contacting people with similar interests from all over the world.

    Perhaps there is a bit more growing up to be done, or thinking before posting?
    • Weeinterpreter
    • By Weeinterpreter 27th Apr 19, 12:20 PM
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    If it happens again and again I would mention it. If he is a true friend he will not put it against you.
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