To My Credit wrote:
TyE wrote:Hi, if you are her friend, you should just give her the difference. Why would you ever want to profit off your friend when you know she doesn't have much money?
I think that's a weird way of putting it. From what I understand, they've both profited off each other if he pays back half the difference. And what's more, they'd have profited equally.
I don't see it as taking advantage of her. She was about to pay full retail for stuff she didn't need. She made her decision to purchase without my encouragement, and only after she made that decision did I speak up and make my suggestion. As I see it, my actions only mean she's getting money she wouldn't otherwise be getting.
If it was for something essential, or if her money habits were different, or she'd taken me up on my offers for budgeting advice, or she was destitute as opposed to just a big spender...maybe I would give it all to her. I don't know, and I don't know if my decision to be more generous would be at all rational in those cases.
Could I have discouraged her from buying it? Maybe, but it's a relatively small amount of money and it would have been very rude, probably inappropriate, and deeply embarrassing for her. I've wasted money around her before.
I'd offered to charge it and taken the cash and not said shit about the price protection. All profit for me!
But i'm not a nice person.
Well, I like to share with my friends...and even from a self-serving perspective, it might be smart...maybe I'll have her as a repeat price rewind "partner".