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By JustOutofCollegeAndBroke / Thursday 16 July 2015 06:56 / United States - Los Angeles
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By  Murilirum  |  23

It's not looking cheap if you didn't know it meant paying money. $275 is a fair chunk of change and not something you should just give out because someone else says you should. Also, why is a baby-shower requiring a collective acquiring of $275 per person?!

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  trollcrusher  |  17

Indeed, it isn't OP's fault that they didn't specify what "help" meant. I doubt most people think of it in monetary terms right off the bat. Hopefully they didn't deliberately try to trick you into it.

By  Murilirum  |  23

It's not looking cheap if you didn't know it meant paying money. $275 is a fair chunk of change and not something you should just give out because someone else says you should. Also, why is a baby-shower requiring a collective acquiring of $275 per person?!

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  EvilTurtle  |  35

di'dnot*

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  zeffra13  |  29

It's not a per person collection, just a split of the bill between people throwing. They should never charge OP, as it's their party and they say what's going to happen and OP's just offering help. If I was asked, I'd assume they meant help set up, not chip in. OP should say, "I can't give that amount right now, but I can give X (or do Y)."

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  ohSNAPyall  |  26

Don't speak with the sister. Speak with their mom. Tell them you were happy to help (cook refreshments, put up decorations), but she didn't tell you that she wanted you to split the party costs, and you can't afford it.

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  EvilTurtle  |  35

yo'ure*

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  EvilTurtle  |  35

I don't know, I might be stupid as duck.

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  leogachi  |  15

Oh snap.

By  MidnaLink  |  30

Just agree that this payment would count as the baby's gift.

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  leogachi  |  15

She shouldn't pay it at all.

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  minissaussette  |  25

$275 on a gift for her sister-in-law ?! We don't really do baby showers here but I assume $50 is already a more than acceptable amount for someone she might not know that much. I'm not sure I'd spend that much if it was my own sister. OP shouldn't agree on anything, how rude it is to impose such a thing on someone ...

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  shepp626  |  11

Not even sister-in-law! I don't care how long OP has been dating her boyfriend, not family, not her problem. A $275 gift is usually something you'd split between multiple people.

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  MidnaLink  |  30

Alright then cancel gifts for the next five birthdays. Solved!

By  CommentKing207  |  23

Tell them you didn't know there was money involved, and if they refuse to let you back out, refuse to pay. It's your decision, it's not like a baby shower needs $250 from each person anyways.

By  minissaussette  |  25

I can't believe how anyone could ask something like that, $20 would already seem a lot for someone who's not family or a close friend, but $275 ?! You don't owe them anything, talk to your boyfriend, I'd be so embarassed to find out that someone in my family had asked that to my boyfriend ... In any case, it must be very unconfortable but you've got to stand up for yourself and say no. Hope your boyfriend saves you the trouble though and tells whoever asked that to go fuck themselves :)

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  mineller  |  23

You think $20 is a lot for a gift??

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