"Buying" a gun to help a Friend?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mbopp, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. leftyz

    leftyz Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Gifting or loaning money between friends can cause a rift between you both, could be guilt from the recipient because they are unable to pay it back or something else.. If I were in your shoes I'd gift it in a way that they don't even know the money came from you, an anonymous gift, an answer to their prayers, or whatever they may call it.
  2. mdauben

    mdauben Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Huntville, AL
    This can cause problems if you are not careful. I knew "someone" in finanical trouble once and did just this, "loaned" them a significant amount of money with the idea that I would never see it again. Its several years later now, and he's back on his feet, financially. Despite the fact that I didn't expect to see it back, however, I get annoyed whenever this person takes an expensive vaction or buys a new car when he has never made any effort to pay back any of the money he "borrowed". I have not let it come between us, but I do feel at times like I have been taken advantage of. :mad:

    I can easily see something like this causing a major rift between friends or family members. :(
  3. T Bran

    T Bran Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Homestead FL
    Three or so years ago a friend that I worked with every day for 10+ years asked me for a small loan. Three hundred dollars to have his wifes car fixed so she could get to work and back. I gave him the money and told him to pay me when he could. When I did this I told myself it was a gift if it came back fine if not no hard feelings. Two months later he came to work and proudly displayed his new 300.00 watch. I found the promise to myself not to be upset about the money hard to keep. Still havent seen a dime of it. The money is unimportant it is the price you pay to know who your friends really are. I feel that I got a bargain it could have been much worse.
    I only tell you this to illustrate how money can make life difficult between friends and or coworkers even when the intentions are honorable. Be very careful I feel much worse about the loss of trust than I do about the loss of money.
    Just give your friend the money as an anonomous donation if you can if you cant moral support goes a long way also.
  4. Mr.Davis

    Mr.Davis Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    I like this idea a lot.
  5. trex1310

    trex1310 Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Mobile, AL
    I make it a policy to never do business with friends or relatives.
  6. MyGreenGuns

    MyGreenGuns Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Pacific NW, USA
    Depends on how well you know the guy. My best friend of 10+ years has lent me well over $1000 and vice versa. "Pay it back when ya can." I did not ask for collateral and wasnt really concerned if I got my money back, just as long as he stayed on his feet. I just returned the car he lent me when my truck broke down 4 months ago, he didnt ask for anything but a half tank of gas.
    I've also been the "no interest loan" guy, with the fine print being after 5 years I get the right to sell it. In that manner, I wouldnt be ticked off if they showed up with a new watch later, I'd just sell the collateral.
    "If you lend a friend $20 and never see them again. Its money well spent" (find out who your friends are)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
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