How should I go about getting the money back?

United States
August 22, 2012 5:39pm CST
Before I flew out to Oklahoma for my boyfriend's army graduation, I went to the mall with his sister. We ended up going to the store I work at and I bought her stuff at 50% off. She knew she had to pay me back and she realized that I just wasn't buying all this stuff for her. The total for her stuff came to be about a hundred bucks and I really don't mind because she was going to pay me back. She said that she'd pay me as soon as possible and that she'd be working that night and would have some cash to give me. I told her not to worry and there's no immediate rush for it. Before I left for Oklahoma, she still hadn't paid me. I was kind of counting on that money to use for spending while I was visiting my bf. I thought well ok, maybe she'll have it for me when I get back and she picks us up at the airport. Nope, she didn't. It's been about 3 or 4 weeks now and I haven't heard from her. I'm never the type of person to ask others for money or to pay up for things. It just makes me uncomfortable. However, she does owe me almost a hundred dollars and I would like it back since I paid for all the stuff out of my own pocket with my hard earned money. I'm just not sure how I should go about doing it though since it makes me so uncomfortable. I'm hoping that maybe I'll see her soon and she'll bring it up on her own and then pay me back. What do you think?
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• United States
23 Aug 12
She must have seen you coming Court. She owes you the money. You need to ask her for it. Did you use a credit card? I'd send her a certified letter so you know she received it. Either that or just eat that hundred bucks and learn never to trust people to pay you back.
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• United States
23 Aug 12
I did use my credit card. Maybe I'll text her and ask if she still has the money and that I need it in order to pay for my credit card bill. I'm terrible at asking for money, even if it's someone who owes me. I don't know why it makes me so uncomfortable.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
22 Aug 12
I would call and ask her why she hasn't paid you. She may have a good reason. At least it'll be a reminder that she does owe you the money and needs to pay you back sooner rather than later.
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• United States
23 Aug 12
I might text her and ask if she still has the money for the stuff I paid for. I'll say that my credit card bill needs to be paid and I need that money to pay it off.
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• United States
29 Aug 12
maybe its just that your alot nicer then i am but i would walk up to her and be like "yo, i need that money like asap, i have bills to pay and have tried being nice and just waiting for you to come to me with it now im coming to you." i was owed 157 dollars by this guy that i bought a motor off of, he gave me half the money when up front and told me he would give me the rest when i returned it... well 6 months went by after i returned it and i hadent got the money. i tried to be nice and understanding because he has cancer but evenutally after going over to his shop once a week for 6 months i went over with the truck and told him he had 30 seconds to give me the money or i was going to just start loading my truck with his tools... i got my money that day lol
• United States
29 Aug 12
I've never been good about asking people for money, for some reason I just don't like to. But it's been a while that I bought the stuff for his sister and she kept saying she was getting the money to pay me back. I still haven't seen it so I might just text her and say that I have to pay my credit card bill and I need the money. lol I wish I was a bit more like you and that I could just ask people for my money back
@MandaLee (3691)
• United States
23 Aug 12
Dear courtknee, I don't think she will bring it up. Tell her you need the money. Ask her when she plans on paying you back. I have been there. One of my best friends owes me money right now. I know how you feel. I hope you get your money back.
• United States
23 Aug 12
You're probably right. I should bring it up on my own. Maybe I'll text her and ask if she has the money and I'll say that my credit card bill is due and I need that money to pay off what I bought that day for her.
@bagarad (11451)
• Paso Robles, California
23 Aug 12
My dad gave me some good advice while I was growing up: Never loan money to or hire your relatives and friends. This is especially true about loaning money if you ever want to see it again. If you succeed in getting the money, you often lose the friend. Often if a friend owes money they will just start avoiding the one they owe that money to. I assume since you were the employee and using your discount, you had to pay. But you may just have to kiss that money goodbye as the price for a very expensive lesson. That being said, I do hope you get paid back. Losing a hundred dollars in this economy really hurts.
• United States
23 Aug 12
Yeah, I was the one to pay since I was getting the stuff at a discount. I thought she was going to pay me back and then the next day I texted her and told her how much her stuff came out to be. She seemed like she was going to and I thought she would when I would see her later that day when she took me to the airport. So far, I haven't gotten that money back and I feel bad asking :(