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Issue with Friend

  • 02-09-2022 4:57am
    Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭madnessnmayhem

    I've been friends with this guy over 10 years, we do trips now and then and often we pay 50/50 so if he pays for accommodation/flights etc. I pay half or vice versa.

    He booked for an event for next week and asked me to pay half, so I did, I since discovered he over charged me by €75 as he asked me to print the tickets,

    I do have a feeling it's not the first time he's done this, also we've booked a trip to the States for next year and the flights are paid but I'm now thinking of not going as I don't trust him, I paid €800 for the flights

    1. Am I entitled to get the €800 back? 2. should I confront him with the €75 over charging?

    As we're out of the country I don't think I'll do it until we get home because if we fall out, we'd be stuck in UK

    Post edited by HildaOgdenx on


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio

    Why don't you ask him?

    Maybe there was a reason the tickets cost 75 more?

    Ask for details of the flight and hotels. He should have no issue giving them to you if he's legit.

  • Administrators Posts: 12,865 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Big Bag of Chips

    Yeah, just ask him.

    You won't get €800 back for your flights if you just change your mind and decide not to go. So you'd lose €800 for the sake of asking him about €75.

  • Registered Users Posts: 45 MV33

    Could be a genuine mistake. Just ask him why there is a discrepancy between the price each of you are paying.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,910 ✭✭✭YellowLead

    You’ve been friends for over ten years and out of the blue you don’t trust him? Something else must be going on! Most people trust their friends and would assume a reason for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,158 ✭✭✭bottlebrush

    Ask him to forward you the emails confirming the flights and the hotel, that want to print them off, have them on your phone, whatever.

    Then the night of the event say you think you were both overcharged for the tickets, that you noticed the price on the tickets was different to what he was charged. See what he says and go from there.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,837 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    Easy enough to manipulate prices in a forwarded email

  • Registered Users Posts: 661 ✭✭✭starbaby2003

    If you have been friends that long I’m surprised you are hesitant on asking him. I would have been straight back. Probably a genuine mistake that he would be happy to made aware of if he is a good friend!

  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭cezanne

    Just book your own stuff going forward being intertwined in financial things destroys friendship. If you like him as a frined detatch from the financial stuff or do it together on the computer, take the 75 loss and learn from it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,079 ✭✭✭✭yourdeadwright

    No offence but if your friends with someone & you can't ask them a question over what you think is him over charging you than its a pretty odd friendship ,

    Its not a big deal at all , just say " Hey i just i noticed when i printed them tickets that the price on them was "x amount " but how come i had to give you " x amout " , Is there something I'm missing here ?

    its a simple question not one that would upset anyone ,

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 5,337 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx

    Mod Note - As the OP hasn't been back since opening the thread in September, I'll close this one off.

    Thanks to all who offered advice.


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