I never should have bought him the stupid thing! (Ex and $$ post) *Edit #2*
Before ex bf and I broke up I bought him a brand new Xbox One. He promised to pay me back so I didn't see the harm in it. Well fast forward three months. We broke up and so far I have only recieve $200 of the $500 he owes me and that was a month after I bought him the system.
He texted me about 2 weeks ago and told me he would be in town to pay me back (he moved back to his home town an hour away) and asked me what days work best for him to stop by. I told him my days off and we left it at that. Last week after hearing nothing from him, I texted and asked if he had a date set for him to come to town. He told me "I have to make sure I have enough money to pay some of my student bill so Idk. I'll be there when I can." Understandable. School is important to him so I get that. I told him that I thought he already paid it but when he figured out a date to please let me know so I can make sure I'm home when he shows up. He never texted back.
Flashed forward again to today. I've heard nothing from him since last week so I texted him again. (I know it may seem like I'm pushing him but I really need that money and up until now I've been very patient with him and the time its been taking to pay me back.) I asked if he had a date yet to come to town. He is notorious for ignoring me so I told him I would be in his hometown this Saturday for a mutual friend's child's birthday party and he could just pay me then. He responded with "I got called into work that day so thats a no go. And I've already told you I will be down there next weekend. Stop bugging me. I've already told you everything about the plan." He did nothing of the sort. This was my first time hearing about him coming next weekend. I told him, no he didn't tell me and sorry for bugging him but I've been very patient with him and frankly, I'm tired of waiting for him to get his shit together. He has 2 full time jobs, no rent to pay because he lives with his mom, no car payment nothing besides insurance and his student bill for college which he is on a payment plan for. He responded by telling me that if I text or call him again he is going to ignore me because he's already explained the plan to me and I need to leave him alone and stop stressing him out.
I'm a single mom and I work full time but as most people know, there never seems to be enough money. I need the money to take care of my daughter. She will be starting Kindergarten in the fall and her birthday is not to far behind. I need all the money I can get. Am I in the wrong? I would really like some opinions because I honestly feel like I've been very lenient with him for a while and I'm at my wits end.
Okay so it was a mistake to say that I NEED the money because really I don't but it would help out a lot. At the time of purchasing the game system I could afford it because I hadn't moved into my place yet so I only had a few bills to pay. Sorry!
Suprise suprise! He's not coming this weekend. He said he "has plans with his boys Friday and works doubles Saturday and Sunday" so he "will have to send me some money through Wells Fargo". Supposedly something went bad in his engine. I'm not saying he's lying but I don't believe him. I'm really over the BS that continues to spew from his mouth. I've seen him on social media with new clothes and constantly going out with his no good friends so there is no way in hell he can't pay me. I'm just going to write this off as a loss. I no longer have the patience or energy to continue doing this back and forth dance with him. LESSON LEARNED! I'll update on the off chance he DOES end up paying me