Telling parents you want to return a gift

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    For my birthday the other week my parents bought me an iPad mini 4 and I never really ask my parents to return gifts, if there's ones I haven't liked in the past I usually just pretend I like it but googled the price of this and it's like £379!! and for something I don't need and don't think I'll use.
    I don't want to seem ungrateful but that's an extortionate amount of money for something I don't really want but I feel too bad telling them I don't want it. There actually getting a bit funny that I haven't used it yet but I'm not using it in case I want to take it back.
    I guess telling them is the right thing I just don't want to upset them?


    can they afford it

    They're probably getting funny because they're thinking they spent all that money and you aren't using it. So you should tell them that you don't think you'll use it very much.

    I asked my parents for a cheaper tablet for Xmas last year, like £150 type of price and old model of galaxy or something. Instead they got me a brand new model of the iPad for like £400 or whatever it was. It's not quite the same but I just mean I was also very concerned it was too much money and felt guilty saying out loud to them that I'd only asked for a cheaper one.

    I was conscious I might be sounding ungrateful but I was concerned for their pockets!! You just have to say it.

    Unless you can find uses for it? I use mine for reading, watching Netflix and movies on journeys, having an extra screen to look at while I was at university etc.

    You know your parents better than us, but would make sense based on what you have said. Make sure the shop will take it back. Decide what you wish to do with the money.
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