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    03-06-2011, 08:23 AM
  #1
Weanling
What is the proper etiquette on this?

My mother-in-law texted me yesterday telling me to go to a website and look at a shirt to see if I would like it for my birthday. So I did. This shirt cost FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! And I don't like it that much. And its a t-shirt that costs FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! I texted her back saying she didn't need to spend that much on me. Then she texted me back saying she would really like to buy it for me. I am not sure what the right thing to do is. I don't want to act ungrateful, but I am uncomfortable with the price. They spent a lot on me at Christmas, but it was on a new computer, which I use everyday, not a shirt that I have no idea where to wear it to. Is the proper thing to do to just let her buy it for me, or to try to tell her that I would rather her get me something less expensive. I normally know what the right thing to do is, but this one has me stumped.
     
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    03-06-2011, 08:29 AM
  #2
Super Moderator
I'd explain it very, very gentile way.

"The shirt is really awesome, but I'm not sure where I can wear that sterling shirt".
     
    03-06-2011, 08:29 AM
  #3
Banned
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Originally Posted by Sophie19    
My mother-in-law texted me yesterday telling me to go to a website and look at a shirt to see if I would like it for my birthday. So I did. This shirt cost FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! And I don't like it that much. And its a t-shirt that costs FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! I texted her back saying she didn't need to spend that much on me. Then she texted me back saying she would really like to buy it for me. I am not sure what the right thing to do is. I don't want to act ungrateful, but I am uncomfortable with the price. They spent a lot on me at Christmas, but it was on a new computer, which I use everyday, not a shirt that I have no idea where to wear it to. Is the proper thing to do to just let her buy it for me, or to try to tell her that I would rather her get me something less expensive. I normally know what the right thing to do is, but this one has me stumped.
If it were me I would look up a t shirt ( since they seem to be hung up on that item) and emal back saying the one they picked is nice but this one I would like much better and send them the link to your selection.

I would assume the one you pick would actually be one you did like and cost in the range you would be comfortable with.

This way everyone should be happy.
     
    03-06-2011, 09:06 AM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Spyder    
I would assume the one you pick would actually be one you did like and cost in the range you would be comfortable with.
Agreed.

I would be honest with the mother-in-law and tell her that you're not a big fan of the shirt, and then tell her you see one that you do like and ask if she would like to see it? (Who pays $400 for a shirt anyway?! Reminds me of this store up here called SSense and they sell underwear for $500 that looks like it came from Walmart...)
     
    03-06-2011, 11:06 PM
  #5
Banned
My advise would be similar to Spyder's, but as she seems to want to spend some money, I would send her some links of a few things you would like. That way she can spend crazy money if she insists but you should start saving for her birthday around now. :)
     

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