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SJ Divalicious
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Reg: 11-03-06

01-08-13 10:03 PM - Post#4038368    

Would you ever fudge on telling your dh an expensive price of something? Say jeans? Expensive purse? For those that say no way, even if it's say the price of some healthcare for your pet? You'd just not disclose the full amount bc he'd be against the procedure bc of the $$ if he knew the full amount. Thanks for your input.

carpe scrapum 
SJ Divalicious
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carpe scrapum
Reg: 12-27-05

01-08-13 10:09 PM - Post#4038372    
    In response to rottiefan

For material things I always tell him less knowing full well that he'll see it when the bill comes in, he knows to add about double lol For important things like a pet care bill I would not only tell the truth immediately but would fight tooth a nail if he said no to a procedure that can save the animal. In my eyes, you get a pet, you are responsible for its well being.

SJ Divalicious
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Reg: 11-03-06

01-08-13 10:38 PM - Post#4038380    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I agree on the pet care and responsibility, but it's not something to save its life at all. It's a huge ordeal that I had done before but some things have come up about it and needs to be done again. I swear, I talked to 2 vet techs and an actual veternarian on the phone today, getting info, and every friggin one of them had diff answers. One tech (diff office) totally disagreed with the vet I had talked to (me telling her something the vet told me), and this tech was telling me no so-and-so of what she said is not right. I was beginning to think someone was "posing as a vet" to talk to me bc the story was so diff from that tech whose story was diff from a diff tech (same office) I'd talked to earlier.

SJ Queen of the Crop
Posts: 34473
Reg: 06-13-08

01-09-13 02:57 AM - Post#4038404    
    In response to rottiefan

Original question: no, I don't fudge on telling the truth about how much things cost. Now that we have only one income between us, I check all unusual costs with DH before I buy. If it's too much, I don't spend the money.

Last week the credit card bill came in for Christmas and he was worried. As a consequence I'm not getting my hair cut this month or ordering the purse he found for me on-line to replace my broken one. I have others I can use. And my hair is a mess whatever I do with it!

We haven't had expensive pets, ever. But to me a pet is part of the family, so if it needed something (and I don't mean a haircut!) then its needs come before mine.

What does your doggie need Kim?

SJ Diva
Posts: 7733
Reg: 03-04-07

01-09-13 09:06 AM - Post#4038452    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Nope we always disclose full costs of things to each other - especially our pets. We are suckers for our puppies. Our one (the shepard/rotti) even had $1000 eye surgery because his eyelids were rolling in and there was a chance he could go blind in the future. Only a chance but we didn't want our then one year old dog to be blind!

SJ Divalicious
Posts: 18130
Reg: 11-03-06

01-09-13 10:44 AM - Post#4038490    
    In response to scrapanda

I've never before fudged on price telling, don't even think a case has come up. What got me to thinking is I was talking to my cousin a couple of months ago, talking Internet providers. She had one she hated and was billed like $250-300 bucks which she said was wrong. So anyway, she canceled, and she said she told her husband she got them down to like a $100 bc he would've freaked. I was thinking, wow, I'd feel guilty lieing!

3 Little Ladies 
SJ Deity
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3 Little Ladies
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01-09-13 11:13 AM - Post#4038514    
    In response to rottiefan

No, we talk about our major purchases. I don't always discuss the little purchases with him, but I wouldn't lie to him if he asked how much I spent.

GwynnAsbury 30
SJ Eloquent One
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Reg: 01-05-06

01-09-13 11:47 PM - Post#4038656    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

I fudge the price once. And I will never do it again. What is the point in lying about the price - if you are not honest about the price you set both of yourselves up for a financial issue AND and issue of mistrust. The one time I fibbed, hubby found out (because we pay the bills together) and he was more irritated that he couldn't trust me with our money than at the cost of the item. TO be honest, if I tell him upright we can figure out how to pay for it together without breaking the bank.....

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