I'm going to be vague because people who know my friend and I are in this group.
Ok, my friend, who is not rolling in cash, bought me a really sweet gift for the baby on the way. It's something you wear, women buy, sell and trade them all the time. It's part of the fun, actually, Women collect them, destash, buy more, etc. So it was really great of her to do, especially since she only had the money because she sold off something of hers and had the paypal sitting there when the one she bought me came up. She's kind of crazy about this stuff, which is one of the many things I love about her. lol
The problem is, I don't like the colors. Like I really don't like them. They're just not me. She gets it, they're not her, either, didn't take it personally, but suggested that I sell it to use the $ to get one I do like. She is even helping me sell it and shop for a new one. Well, used, but new to me. So that's no big deal. It's all part of the game with this stuff. Please don't give me a lecture about it because in the world of this stuff, it's not rude, it's normal and part of the fun.
Here's the problem. I had a brand new one, much more expensive, on my baby registry, not because I thought someone was going to buy it, but just out of wishful thinking and in case I found the money I could find it again. Well, someone is buying it for me.
So now I have this other one almost sold, just waiting on payment, and even if I back out of the sale and keep it, I won't really use it. The mama I'm selling it to will. I've found something else in the same vein, but different style and uses that I love that is the sae price, so it would be an even swap, but dh thinks I should use the money from selling it to pay off a household bill. I think that's like using my friend's money to pay a bill when she meant for it to go to the baby. KWIM? Like someone gave me a giftcard for baby stuff and I use it on makeup for myself. Especially since this friend could have used that $ for herself had she or I known that I would be getting a brand new one from someone else. It's just wrong to me. Dh says paying our bills is more important. I agree, but I'll have the money for that bill in a few weeks from my work at home job.
So wwyd? Back out of the sale and keep it, even though it will just sit there? Sell it and pay the bill? Sell it and buy the other item in the same arena?