My son had a birthday party back in Novemer and I invited his whole class, most of whom showed. It was a great time and everyone enjoyed themselves. Anyway we get home and he opens the presents and one of the gifts he got was an already used lego set. The box had been re-taped shut and all the pieces were in a Hefty zip-lock bag (not the numbered cellophane bags). All the pieces were there and DS enjoyed putting it together so I let it go. I figured maybe they didn't have money for a gift but didn't want to come empty handed (and of course how do you tell your child he can't go to a birthday party?).
Anyway, fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and I'm talking to the boy's mom in the park and we get on the subject of apartment hunting and she tells me that they just closed on a 3 bed, 2 bath co-op. I live in NYC and I can tell you that you can't buy an apt. that size for less than 2 or 3 million - yes, MILLION. We then get to talking about work (I'm a SAHM) and she tells me that her husband is a financial planner and she is a buyer for Bloomingdales.
Now, I don't want to sound greedy, I'm not expecting an Xbox Kinect or some other crazy gift that costs $300, but with the money they have you think they could have spent $20 on a new Lego set and not re-boxed one of their son's old sets.
I, of course didn't say anything and never would because in the end I have no clue what their reason for the obvious re-gift was, it just kinda bugged me.