will you let someone borrow your expensive things?

@acie_21 (5647)
Philippines
March 21, 2010 8:27am CST
honestly my friend?? after reading all your post about the other topic.. ive made another discussion if you will let some borrow your expensive gadgets?? we have an attitude of being possessive on our things specially on pricey gadgets.. heheh!is that ok with you mylotters?? for me i think its ok...but borrowing for a couple of days... kind feel worried.. its not easy to buy things you know...money is very valuable now a days..lol! im very careful with my things now..heheh! how about you?what you think?? cheers! enjoy!
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@laydee (12818)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
It depends on what they'd like to buy, if there's a huge potential of that something to be destroyed, then I'd probably not lend anyone. I don't lend out jewelries, gadgets and stuff to just anyone, it could be my brothers or family members, but before I lent out something, I make sure they know that I'm expecting them to be extra careful.
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@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
hi friend.. what if your expecting that it was ok.. but end up having scratches??? what will you do?? will you let them barrow again?? and your family was the one who borrowed it.. keep sharing!
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@laydee (12818)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
Oh now that you have mentioned it, I did have some regrets over family borrowing something. My expensive dress which I wore like 2 times was returned to me with ripped threads and a part of the silk running. I was horrified at the site and they didn't even tell me before-hand that it got destroyed. Now I cannot wear it because the tear is obvious, whew. That's the last time I will ever lend that person(s). They should respect the owner by taking care of the dress!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
true... but still they keep borrowing things from me..and i have no choice but to say yes.. i really hate that!... so are you over it already??or still mad about it??heheheh!
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
hello dear, Hmnn...you reminded me of expensive things borrowed. I bet you did not read my topic with borrowing things,since you left for sometime here in mylot.(good to see you back again dear) Well,what more could be expensive with a car (ugh!). My brother borrow my car and never told me what happened when he gave it back. He just borrowed it for a day,and after days,when i washed my car(yes,i carwashed it myself..hehehe..)i found out that,the back light cover is broken. He never told me about it,i was really mad...really mad,but what can i do,it's broken already. Well,good thing nothing much serious happen...and it's an accident. No,not accident actually,carelessness. Now,i don't let people borrow my things,esp when it's my personal and of course...expensive one(hahahaa..let them judge me...who cares anyway...joke,...but,sometime we need to learn and we need to be careful. It's our things anyway...and it costs money.(ahhh...i just hate thinking being selfish...but i am also afraid of worst thing to happen when someone borrow our expensive things and belongings)
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@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
heheheh!will you let your kids barrow then?? hehehehe! so hows your car now?? hugs!
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
my kids ...well,that's the problem with my second son. he borrow things,like my mp4(again..grrrr)and lost it (grrrr again) now i don't let them use or borrow gadgets (my personal..never..hehehe)
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
heheheh!.... oh..kids...they make us nuts when they grew up and ask expensive things! hehehe!hmmm...your a great mom..you support and raise them very well..! lets cheers for that!
@phoenix8606 (4978)
21 Mar 10
hell0! yep, I will borrow them, but only to people I trust, because if someone else want me to borrow him/her some of my expensive things( i really don't have many) I would probably refuse him/her, because I don't want to get it back broken or even never get it back!
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@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
hi phoenix.. what if the person you expected who knows how to take care.. broke your things?? what will you do?? and what if he/she cant pay for the damage he/she did??
21 Mar 10
well, I think I will b mad on her/him but never have a fight/quarrel because of it!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
eheheheh!thats funny.. thanks! friend!
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
21 Mar 10
I don't like someone borrowing things of mine that are expensive. If it is one of my kids, I usually say yes, if it's a friend and I know they will replace it if something happens then yes, I let them use it. A friend wanted to borrow my wii for a weekend and I had to say no because I got it not too long ago, I use it and if I'm not there, I don't know that it would get dropped or a small child could put something in where the disks go. I just dont' have the money to replace it and my friend couldn't afford to replace or fix it if something happened. They can come to my house while I'm here and play it.
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@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
22 Mar 10
I had to add too, I don't let just anyone borrow my car. My older son and daughter use it on occasion but I don't let anyone else drive it. I know how my kids drive, I taught them how and rode with them for so long that I know most of their habits. I make sure their car insurance is up to date and tell them if they get in an accident, they will have to pay the deductible to get it fixed. But if a friend wanted to borrow it, I would have to say no.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
I think it depends on the person who will borrow it. For me, its easy for me to lend people my expensive things if I know them that they are capable of taking care of it and if they are also capable of paying for it they destroyed it. I also tell this people to guard the thing with their lives and they already know what I mean. I am also frank at my friends who borrow things from me. They also know that they cant borrow from me anymore if they will not be able to take care of my things. So far so good anyway.
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
21 Mar 10
Yes, I have lent my motor-bike and car to colleagues and friends before. But I have heard that a friend borrowed a Toyota and it was stolen. No doubt, the lender can make a claim from insurance. But how about the NCD( No Claims Discount). The lender has to lose the 55% NCD. Is the borrower willing to pay for the 55% NCD insurance premiums for the next 5 years? How is the borrower going to get a replacement car in the meantime until the missing car is recovered or claims done. It takes months. All the best to you.
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@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
21 Mar 10
i dont like too, i never get things back or when i do they are mess up. and the way i am its better for me not to lend things out
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
for example its your parents or siblings wants to borrow?? will you allow it??heheh! cheers!
• United States
21 Mar 10
humm i would let my dad use my gold watch i know if he broke it he can replace it. and i did allow my mom use my gold necklace once when she has in the hostpilo for her liver, but no i wouldnt let me brothers use my gold necklace that ran my wife 500 for and my gold watch which was close to 300. my neice asked me about using my necklace and all i could do was laugh at her, well asking her if she lost her mind
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
heheheh!im laugh out loud here...my friend.. you niece??how old?? heheh!Thats so funny.. how about a laptop , a camera or a phone?? is that ok with you?? thanks!
@meticulo (1260)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Honestly, I don't want to allow my expensive gadgets to be borrowed. I guess I have the right to decline if I don't want it to otherwise I will become untrue because I will let it be borrowed but my heart says no.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
what if your family is the one who will barrow?? hehehe! keep posting!
@meticulo (1260)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
If my family will be the one to use it, it's not considered borrowing for me because whatever I have, it is also for them. Thanks!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
thanks!for sharing! meticulo...have a nice day!
@ebuscat (5950)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
For me I let to borrow it but my husband don't so we argue of that situation.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
lol friend...i would let my hubby barrow everything .. what mine is his too...hhehehe!
• United Arab Emirates
21 Mar 10
Maybe yes but it depends on how close that person
• United Arab Emirates
21 Mar 10
For 1 day but if more than 1 day then i trust
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
if its expensive then i guess no, besides they must only use nor wear something that they can afford and not to be too ambitious enough to get something that they cant afford. so if they dont have those things then they must be at least be contented of what they have.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
i definitely agree to that.. keep sharing! cheers! have a nice day!
@1anurag1 (3585)
• India
21 Mar 10
if you ask me would i like to share my expensive things i will respond as NO and i think even if any body would not like to share. but some time there are number of circumstances when you are not in the state to share the expensive things and you will not be able to deny.so in those circumstances i will also not deny and will share my expensive things even i dont feel like sharing them with any.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
hi anurag.... hmmmm..like what??you dont want to share?
• India
21 Mar 10
lol you can ask me whatever you want....everything for you....come on :)
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
??????? how about a million dollars?? can you give it to me??now??hahahahha!
@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
so far, I haven't encountered anyone to borrow my expensive things yet, they probably won't attempt 'coz I hardly let anyone borrow from me even just a dime.. lol. In my family I'm kind of the gadget provider among my brothers.. I remember when i first bought my laptop, a day after my brother asked me to borrow it, in the spirit of family-love, he was able to borrow it however he had to pass a series of interview questions before I let him.. well, he passed with a valid reason which I'm hoping was honest.. unlike my other brother who borrowed my digicam telling me he was going to use it in his field work taking pictures of houses, and at the end of the day he asked me to transfer the pictures to his folder and so I found out that the pictures he took were not houses but girls in bikinis carrying real snakes... I don't know where he had been but the thought of my camera having indecent pictures like these... I was really upset and never let him borrow again...
@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
well depends on who is borrowing. if its my husband, my brother or my parents no problem as long as they take good care of it. i just lend my things to people that i really trust and someone that i know who can take care and return things they borrowed on time and still on good condition...
@nangisha (3506)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 10
I will not lend my cellphone and laptop to others, because I can not live without it. I will not lend it to anyone, my friend can use in when I am around with them and bring it to their home is impossible. I know it sound to possessive but it take a lot effort to buy this thing.
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
Hmmm. I would let them borrow it, but I don't think I would let them take it home for a couple of days or something. LOL. I think I'll be okay if they use it while I'm there.. I get too possessive I know, cause it's from my hard earned money, and as you said money is really valuable nowadays.
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Mar 10
Hi Acie, i will think twice. but if the person is a member of the family and also a close friend of mine i will let them borrow my gadget or that expensive thing i have. i will remind them to take extra care of it as it's very important to me. if ever they will break it or damage, i will surely ask them to replace it or spend for its repair. but i hope it will be returned in good condition as when it was borrowed.
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
No... I wont... Even if the one who borrows is a friend.. You cant really trust him/her because he/she will not take care of the thing he/she borrowed like the owner's or you do... You can let them borrow the cheap stuff but never the expensive one's....
• India
22 Mar 10
Definitely not !, i had my handycam given for a minute to my cousin he took all wrong snaps on the video i already recorded . Since then i do not give it to anyone never something that extends 3 digit number (example $100) .