5 September 2010
Do all kids know everything?? or just mine??
Ok .. here we go.
Brett decided a few months ago that he was going to sell one of his guitars. No problem, really, except the price he placed on it is alot cheaper than what its actually worth, but that does happen with anything second hand, I realise that. $1400 guitar plus $200 guitar case, his asking price was $950 the lot.
Unfortunately he had already given the guy the price, case incluseive so when I suggested he keep the case for future use.. too late.He comes home last night with $60.. first instalment for guitar. Says the kid told him he cant save a cent to save his life so would rather give it to Brett straight up than save till he can afford to pay in one payment.
Im trying to explain to Brett that at the very least he needs to cover himself and receipt the money or have the money paid directly into his bank account so there is a record... nah Brett doesnt think there is a need, after all this is his cousin.. grrrrr
Then I try to explain that its not a great idea to accept random instalments for such an amount cause it could take quite a long time for the full payment to be met... no problem thinks Brett he doesnt mind, least he is getting something.
THEN I try to explain that if the kid looses his job, or something happens and he tells Brett he no longer wishes to buy the guitar Brett wil have to come up with the total intalments, which he was already planning to spend... IF he spends it he sure hasnt got the funds to pay the kid back the money. .... Nah, Brett cant see a problem, after all.. the guy is working he wouldnt possilby loose his job...
Its just never ending and Im so frustrated.... seriously, do you think Im too cautious??