Back in September of last year, I sold my Wii for about $75 because my best friend needed to get back home and had no way to get there since me and one other person are all she has in South Carolina and she lives in New York. She was stuck in Florida because she wanted to visit her boyfriend (LDR), but he turned out to be a bit crazy. He stole the money she had while she was sleeping and I'm guessing spent it. He did literally everything to keep her from leaving to go back home and even did whatever he could to keep her from talking to any one of her friends or family. He had a gun and she has a deathly phobia of guns and she was too scared to go to the police. Me and her friend decided to pool what money we could get to go down to Florida and get her. Neither of us could afford to drive her all the way back to NY so, when we got back to SC, we just sold whatever things we did not need or use to get enough for a bus ticket for her.
I sold my Wii and got $75 and that was the only thing I sold because I wasn't willing to sell anything else. This barely covered the ticket and food for her to eat on the trip home. My mother, when she found out, flipped out about me selling it because she bought it when it came out. At that time it was $500, she bought it because I wanted it and put it on her credit card because she can't afford to pay cash for it. Pick any card she has, if she put it on any one of those cards then it would be an extra $100 interest. I have to live with her because financially I have no choice unless I go for being homeless since I have no family anywhere since all are either dead or God knows where.
-I should have asked her regardless
-Should have asked her for other ways to get friend home
-I shouldn't have sold it for $75 (GameStop) when she bought it for $500.
-She wanted buy Wii Fit to use it eventually
-Claims she said it was for "us" not just me.
-I was "selfish" for selling it.
-I should pay her the $500+the interest back to her.
-She says every time that, had I asked her, she would have said "No".
-Every time I ask for other ways, she says the cops will give her a bus ticket. I doubt that.
-It cost $500 two years ago. It is now being sold at $200 new, $120 used at GameStop. -GameStop was the only place around here that I could sell it at.
-Helping a friend get home is not selfish. Selling a gift I never use anymore isn't selfish.
-Shes said she wanted to get the Wii Fit since a couple months after she bought the Wii. I cannot afford to buy it and every time I offer to play the Wii with her (family games like Mario Party) she turns it down. Says she cannot afford to buy Wii Fit either.
-I haven't touched the Wii in nearly a year before I sold it. By her logic, I should have kept it simply because she wanted to despite not having any plans on saving even $1 to buy the Wii Fit.
-She buys her mother a Wii+Wii Fit last Christmas on the same credit card. Constantly hounds her mother to use the Wii she bought her.
-My last two points make me believe she should not expect me to keep it on an improbability.
-I have no memory of her telling me it was for us, this is coming from a person who has can remember what I ate at the movies on every date I've ever been on since I was 14, I'm 21 now.
-It was a birthday present. She bought it and gave it to me on my birthday, which is when she always (much to my own irritation) blows money she cannot afford on me. I should not have to pay money for doing the right thing or for doing what I wish with a birthday present given to me two years ago.
-She has never liked my best friend. I think part of it is because she was always more emotionally and mentally there for me than my mother ever was, especially during my 3-year long depression in high school.
I'm getting fed up with this, every chance she gets she brings up the stupid Wii and puts me down about it. I just tell her I'm not getting into it because I've already apologized and she keeps saying I must not care because I never apologized for it. Then continues on all her aformentioned points to bring back the argument despite how pointless it is. She doesn't care my friend had no way home, she only cares that I sold a gift she gave me that I hadn't used in close to a year and the thing she never once used. Anyone have any advice on how to deal with this? She is the only one who brings it up.