Temporary Christmas gifts?

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  1. JoLeigh

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    Have any of you heard of people getting rent-a-shop gifts for Christmas? What do you think about these temporary gifts? My DH's step father is has done it a lot to my Hubby when he was growing up and just last year bought his son a lap top (he HAD to have one for college anyway) and his daughter a 360 and kinect and his wife a TV only to be returned a few months later. I couldnt ever do that to my kid if we cant afford something he will get something else not get it only to have it taken away for no reason.
     
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    No way!
     
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    That's ridiculous. I think that's extremely unfair to the gift receiver.
     
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    That's ridiculous. Our rule is if we don't have the cash we don't buy it. The only thing that DOESN'T apply to is like a car or house LMAO.
     
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    Exactly! I am really leery of him getting gifts for my boy when he gets older because he wont admit to the renting till he is taking them back!
     
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    Heck we don't even have a credit card.

    Sadly I think your just going to have to assume they are rented.
     
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    We'll give limited time memberships to things--6 months to netflix, or a month of unlimited gym classes or whatever. Never physical gifts though. The only way it would be fair is if it were very clear up front--"I rented you 6 months of a video game system".
     
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    Errrr, and if it breaks, or you sell if for some reason or another?
     
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    No way would I do that! If it was like a temp. subscription to a favorite magazine or netflix that I already paid for them to get for a year or whatever.. something like that I wouldn't have a problem doing it. But if it was something like a kindle or something that was only for temp. use that would not be right to who you give the gift to!!! :( You wouldn't like if someone did that to you, so why do it to them? It's just mean.
     
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    I think the worst part is he doesn't tell them it's rented until he takes it back. That's just odd, awkward, and well, mean.
     
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    Yeah but if you knew the man it really isn't surprising at all :(
     

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