Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 7th Jul 17, 10:31 AM
    • 5,369Posts
    • 2,551Thanks
    paulfoel
    Getting "shorted" when someone owes you money!
    • #1
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:31 AM
    Getting "shorted" when someone owes you money! 7th Jul 17 at 10:31 AM
    Recently paid for something with friend. At the time we agreed I'd pay on credit card and then we'd sort out bank transfer when credit card bill came. Talking about few hundred quid here. Total was something like 716.

    So out of the blue friend turns up with 350 cash in an envelope. Says sorry I'll have to owe you the 8.

    PITA getting cash because I've got to physically pay it into the bank now and surely if you owed someone you'd round it up and they'd owe you (especially if its 8!) i.e Heres 360.

    Of course, if they'd done a bank transfer you can't do this. Which makes me think!

    I know its only 8 but I found this a bit rude. I knew at the time I'd never get that 8 and they've never mentioned it again. Bit annoyed.
    Cymru am Byth !!!
Page 1
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Jul 17, 10:53 AM
    • 4,258 Posts
    • 4,303 Thanks
    DoaM
    • #2
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:53 AM
    • #2
    • 7th Jul 17, 10:53 AM
    Surely everyone knows you never lend money to a friend? But if you do, you do it on the basis that anything can happen and not to expect the exact (or even any) amount back?
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 7th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
    • 752 Posts
    • 1,740 Thanks
    AylesburyDuck
    • #3
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
    • #3
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
    Recently paid for something with friend. At the time we agreed I'd pay on credit card and then we'd sort out bank transfer when credit card bill came. Talking about few hundred quid here. Total was something like 716.

    So out of the blue friend turns up with 350 cash in an envelope. Says sorry I'll have to owe you the 8.

    PITA getting cash because I've got to physically pay it into the bank now and surely if you owed someone you'd round it up and they'd owe you (especially if its 8!) i.e Heres 360.

    Of course, if they'd done a bank transfer you can't do this. Which makes me think!

    I know its only 8 but I found this a bit rude. I knew at the time I'd never get that 8 and they've never mentioned it again. Bit annoyed.
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    Would getting cash bother me, hell no, use it to pay for petrol, shopping, whatever, and then the money is still in the bank when you need it.
    As for 8 quid, if it bothers you that much get said friend to stand you a few coffees and jobs a goodun.
    Friend paid you back quite promptly (you said recently paid for) so frankly you've have a good outcome, find it very strange you should moan about it.
    ,
    Fully paid up member of the ignore button club.
    If it walks like a Duck, quacks like a Duck, it's a Duck.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Jul 17, 11:37 AM
    • 4,258 Posts
    • 4,303 Thanks
    DoaM
    • #4
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:37 AM
    • #4
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:37 AM
    find it very strange you should moan about it.
    Originally posted by AylesburyDuck
    If you check some of OP's other threads, your opinion may change.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 7th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
    • 2,733 Posts
    • 3,788 Thanks
    JReacher1
    • #5
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
    • #5
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
    I agree about the cash. It is very annoying when you pay with a debit card but someone then gives you a large wad of cash! Often means a trip to the bank which is a pain
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 7th Jul 17, 12:08 PM
    • 1,316 Posts
    • 2,153 Thanks
    coffeehound
    • #6
    • 7th Jul 17, 12:08 PM
    • #6
    • 7th Jul 17, 12:08 PM
    I tend to keep a float of cash at home in case of emergencies like perhaps the debit card stopping working. Doesn't everyone keep some folding on-hand at home?

    But yes friends who take financial advantage of a situation like that probably aren't true friends.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 7th Jul 17, 12:19 PM
    • 4,940 Posts
    • 29,970 Thanks
    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • #7
    • 7th Jul 17, 12:19 PM
    • #7
    • 7th Jul 17, 12:19 PM
    Its eight quid! I normally pass that inn my water Saturday morning after a night on the lash!
    Commemorate Celebrate Inspire
    #RAF100 A century of service!
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 7th Jul 17, 12:25 PM
    • 5,369 Posts
    • 2,551 Thanks
    paulfoel
    • #8
    • 7th Jul 17, 12:25 PM
    • #8
    • 7th Jul 17, 12:25 PM
    If you check some of OP's other threads, your opinion may change.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Ho hum :-)
    Cymru am Byth !!!
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 7th Jul 17, 2:10 PM
    • 13,110 Posts
    • 11,179 Thanks
    paddyrg
    • #9
    • 7th Jul 17, 2:10 PM
    • #9
    • 7th Jul 17, 2:10 PM
    An irritation, but TBH you're lucky to get back 98% of the cash. No good deed goes unpunished, and you were only stiffed for the cost of a couple of pints - that's a HUGE result lending money to a friend.
    • missile
    • By missile 7th Jul 17, 2:24 PM
    • 9,378 Posts
    • 4,651 Thanks
    missile
    ... and they've never mentioned it again. Bit annoyed.
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    Why don't you????????
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
    • 4,258 Posts
    • 4,303 Thanks
    DoaM
    Why don't you????????
    Originally posted by missile
    I remember that TV show as a kid too.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 7th Jul 17, 2:55 PM
    • 35,933 Posts
    • 46,280 Thanks
    McKneff
    My opinion is that it's not the money, its being taken for amug by a so called 'friend'

    Go out with them, leave your wallet at home, get them yo pay, knock ogg your 8 when you pAy them back.
    Job done
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 7th Jul 17, 2:59 PM
    • 3,072 Posts
    • 5,770 Thanks
    warehouse
    You live and you learn. Friends that have ever "shorted" me never get loans off me ever again.
    Pants
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 7th Jul 17, 3:10 PM
    • 1,055 Posts
    • 682 Thanks
    Geoff1963
    Recently paid for something with an ex-friend.
    Open a Tesco bank account. Many of their large stores accept deposits up to 500 / day ; not from doors open to doors close, but well outside normal banking hours.
    Last edited by Geoff1963; 07-07-2017 at 3:12 PM. Reason: Typo
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 7th Jul 17, 4:36 PM
    • 1,711 Posts
    • 8,383 Thanks
    NBLondon
    Well - it depends how well you know your friends... In this case - the friend paid 350 quickly and agreed that another 8 was still owing. How did you know ,Paul, that you were never going to see the 8? If you think he's that dodgy - why were you going halves with him on a 700+ purchase?


    Recently, I bought something on eBay for a friend (who didn't have an account) and said we'll sort it out when we got the item. The day I handed over the package - he had the cash put aside - to the pound. The credit card bill hadn't yet come in (and it's a cashback one so I'm technically up a couple of quid on the deal.)
    Womble #7 - Running Total 8.52 $1.99 3.35 S//0.10 (that's supposed to be 10 Ukrainian kopiyki but the site is refusing to display the symbol) Bds$0.10 A$0.05 C$0.88 S$0.20 zl0.02 (Polish grosze) LB0.22 (Bulgarian stotinka) ISKr 5 DKr 0.50
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 7th Jul 17, 6:36 PM
    • 23,790 Posts
    • 61,904 Thanks
    pollypenny
    I agree, it's a bit off not to round it up. You could have given him 2 change, anyway.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 17, 8:46 AM
    • 1,316 Posts
    • 2,153 Thanks
    coffeehound
    .. you were only stiffed for the cost of a couple of pints
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    8 is very nearly four pints up here!

    Its eight quid! I normally pass that inn my water Saturday morning after a night on the lash!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Bung us eight quid then, you won't miss it
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 8th Jul 17, 9:45 AM
    • 15,942 Posts
    • 11,964 Thanks
    hollydays
    Why not ask him for it.
    • photome
    • By photome 8th Jul 17, 9:59 AM
    • 13,020 Posts
    • 8,546 Thanks
    photome
    I agree about the cash. It is very annoying when you pay with a debit card but someone then gives you a large wad of cash! Often means a trip to the bank which is a pain
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    Has happened to me and while it may be a little frustratng, I wouldnt say very annoying.

    I have just kept the cash and used as spending money...you know, like the old days and no trip to the bank
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 8th Jul 17, 2:40 PM
    • 1,055 Posts
    • 682 Thanks
    Geoff1963
    I have just kept the cash and used as spending money...you know, like the old days and no trip to the bank
    For some people, cash is better than money in a bank ; but for others, the reverse is true. The payer should have chosen whatever method the OP would have preferred.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

74Posts Today

1,928Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • I've decided my weekend starts here while the sun's glow is still baskable. So I'm signing off. Have a great weeke? https://t.co/9FxNEpDs6p

  • No not correct. The big six do, but you can get fixed tariffs guaranteed not to rise and about 25% cheaper. Just tr? https://t.co/B2ft5OS3Ig

  • Baaaa! Scottish Power has bleated and followed the herd, today announcing it's putting up energy prices by 5.5%. R? https://t.co/vi3hBxo4Hn

  • Follow Martin