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By Anonymous / Monday 8 November 2010 10:47 / United States
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Seriously #8? I don't like to generalize like this, but you bring the "only in America" to realization! no wonder everyone says all Americans jut want to sue. Who would sue/take to court, their friend over $300. I'd hate to be your friend!

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$300.00 is a lot of money. Unless he has some proof, taking him to court would be completely useless.

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haha Doc I read it earlier on today! But it's so true! why would he want to sue! and no, I didn't say 'only in America' but I understand where people are coming from when they make that generalization!

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um, #35, pretty much every American. that's why our tv networks make millions off court shows. and Americans actually watch them. Judge Judy makes more than a Judge on our Supreme Court. it's asinine. anyway, you could always CONFRONT your friend and ask for the money back if you want it back that badly. I've had to do that before. maybe he forgot

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The money isn't really the point. It's really that all the while this man has owed him this money he's buying rather expensive things for himself and signing a long term agreement that involves probably more than $300 a month.

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What works for me is threatening to charge interest, and then actually charging it, and when you've gone on for long enough, THEN you take him to court. When it's actually worth something. And sue him double what he owes you, only stupid Americans do that.

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Marinus: it's really true and really sad. Suing over every little thing is so bad in this country that everyone is pretty much afraid to do anything. For example, you can't just pull someone out of a fiery car crash without the risk of being sued for somehow damaging the person's back, regardless of whether you saved their life or not. :( It makes me ashamed to live here.

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8: You can't just take someone to court when there isn't any legal document stating that the money is owed. The friend could just say either, that OP gave him the money to keep, or that he never even got the money in the first place. I doubt that OP wrote up any official contract when he/she leant the money to his/her friend.

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Taking to court is a herculean task if you don't have the time and/or money, and don't know the exact steps. I tried to take a travel agent to court for sucking out $2200 by showing false paperwork, but had to give up as I did not have the time to appear in the court, or money to spend on lawyers. Even the AG's office said that I had a good case, and might be worth fighting; if the company did not want to return the money and AG cannot do anything. Also, why should OP sue his/her friend for $3

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Two things almost always happen when you loan a friend money. You loose the money and you loose the friend. Best thing to do is never loan a friend money. You give the money with no expectation of getting it back. This just happened to me. A friend needed help and I gave him $100. This is my best friend and I told him this was not a loan but a gift. He made it a point to pay it back but I never expected it or asked for it. That is how true friends are.

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If you ain't got it on paper, you ain't got shit. Taking it to court would cost more than $300 itself, so it's really a stupid idea.

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I'm thinking something along the lines of the "where's my money?" scene in Family guy with Stewie and Brian.

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yer hot haha I've always wanted to go to Australia but I live in Alaska so I no how Hollywood makes places worse than they are so whts it REALLY like ther?

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It REALLY is hot down here! Summer you can bet on 5 out of seven days in the week will be hotter than 35 degrees celsius! and the other two 33+ Perth is also THE most isolated city in the world =O

there's so many redundant things in this story but yea ydi for not doing him like stewie did brian. you would've had your money a long time ago dude.

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If you weren't assertive enough to keep reminding him that he owed you money, then YDI. Otherwise, he's an ass for not having his priorities in order, especially if you're friends. The first thing you should do when you come into money is pay back those who were good to you

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Forget the TV and the handgun, OP clearly forgot to say that his friend bought also a $2.99 fake moustache... I guess this time the fake moustache worked!

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I think OP also forgot to say how he lit his friend on fire, shoved him down the stairs, and shot out his knee caps.

Take the pistol, pistol whip him, slip the phone in your pocket, put the TV in your backseat and call it even. He can keep the lease.

Work out a monthly payment plan. For only $5 a month, you guys will be square in less than 6 years!

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