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Old March 29th, 2013 (07:59 PM).
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Of course, at one time, we lived with parents or a guardian. And a number of us still do. And they've given us money, or you've earned your own through mowing lawns, shoveling sidewalks, or going out and getting a job. When money is in your grasp, sometimes, the urge to spend it is too great, regardless of what parents or others say, and we buy stuff anyway.

Have you bought something without your parents knowing? If so, what are some of the things you bought? Have you shown your parents (Or whoever said no) afterward what you got?

Personally, myself, I am guilty of that. I've bought quite a few things that my mother doesn't know about, including 4 game systems, a budget tablet, and a phone. i'm such a horrible person.
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Old March 29th, 2013 (08:37 PM).
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Um, a couple games, but my mom finds out immediately. She doesn't really care.
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Old March 29th, 2013 (09:00 PM).
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I mean, I'm 20 years old and I earn my money. I'll spend it on whatever I want.
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Old March 29th, 2013 (09:04 PM).
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Well most of us done that at some point of time. My iphone plus lots of jackets. I've only used my jacket when I'm at my uncles house. Although they'll probably don't mind at all.
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Old March 29th, 2013 (09:09 PM).
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Ehh growing up, I was one of those goody-goody kids who usually tells mom and dad everything. Or, I was just always around my parents when I was about to make a purchase.

However, I haven't told my mom that I bought White 2. I used my own money and entered Walmart by myself to get it. She just thinks I'm a loser for still following the series. If she ever does find out, I don't care. Her problem! :)
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Old March 29th, 2013 (09:09 PM).
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I mean, I'm 20 years old and I earn my money. I'll spend it on whatever I want.
I pretty much follow that logic. Except I'm less than one month short of 18.
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Old March 29th, 2013 (10:32 PM).
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I blew all of my excess scholarship money on a PS3 when I was in college and my mom still thinks it's in my bank account. Other than that, nothing really. She was always pretty nosy and found pretty much everything I had.
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Old March 29th, 2013 (10:42 PM).
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I think I never did that... Oh yeah I remember I asked my mom for some money telling it was for a school project but it was for her bday. We (me and my twin sis) got a cake and few gifts without any help from my dad and my dad didn't knew about this. It was fun and my parents were shocked! :D
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Old March 30th, 2013 (03:31 AM).
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I live with my daughter and my dad, I am 20 so if I buy something without him knowing..he no care.
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Old March 30th, 2013 (03:42 AM).
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I've never misused my parents money. I think that'd just be wrong for me personally because my parents always try and make sure I have everything I need and I respect that they do that for me. Now I have my own money, so I can spend it however I want. Now that I live in another country than my parents, they don't know a lot of the things I spend my money on, but I'm an adult so they don't really need to know.

If I'm making big purchases, I still like to ask their opinion though! So they sometimes know!
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Old March 30th, 2013 (10:28 AM).
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I'll have to say no on this one. Unless..

Wait.

Okay last year I broke my iPod screen, and hid it from my parents for months, then I took it to the apple store and tried to repair the 16g ipod screen (with an appointment too) and they said no, we'll just give you a whole new one for 100$ so I was like "okay". They bring out a shiny new iPod that is.. 32g.

Not complaining on that one.
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Old March 30th, 2013 (04:25 PM).
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I never had to hide purchases from my parents. They knew I had the money. At points in time they had to order things online for me, so there's no way they couldn't have known about it. Even if I didn't tell them at the time I got it they'd find out eventually. Never was a need to keep secrets from them. :p

After I moved out of the house, I haven't told them what I buy, because I don't really talk to them much anymore. Also, I'm financially independent now, so it's not their business.
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Old March 30th, 2013 (08:11 PM). Edited March 30th, 2013 by Playful_Weasel.
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I live with my parents, thats my choice, especially that my grandma has heart problems, and she only trusts me to take her to her appointments.

I'm 27 years old, I work at night (I'm not a morning person), so I help out with the home bills, every working family member puts in an equal amount of cash for bills, after the bills, next I have to spend money on the hospital and meds. I have to live with diabetes for the rest of my life.

I still have enough cash left over, but my problem. I spend it too fast, usually on Pokemon related stuff. Plushies, shirts, games, cards, and anything I can find.

To answer the questions:
Have you bought something without your parents knowing? - as long as its not food items, my parents don't really care what I buy. I have to try and not buy items that are high in fats, salt, and especially sugar. Even if I show to my parents, they really don't care - they always remind me "its your money, spend how ever you want it" in Spanish of course. I know its bad for my health, once in a while I like to buy a slice of chocolate cheesecake to enjoy, but I have to try and sneak it into my room with no one noticing. 80% of the time I do get away with it

If so, what are some of the things you bought? - chocolate cheesecake slice

Have you shown your parents (Or whoever said no) afterward what you got? - yes my grandma.
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (09:33 PM).
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The only thing I ever bought without my parents knowing was a pack of cigarettes. And more so from then on but yeah, just cigarettes ;;

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i'm such a horrible person.
Sorry bro, but knowing your mother I'd have to say you're just fine... (To everyone who just read this, I'm being serious u_u)
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Old April 4th, 2013 (04:59 PM).
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I buy a lot of stuff without my parents knowing. I buy clothes, video games and other things. I use my own money though so my parents dont really care.
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Old April 4th, 2013 (08:06 PM).
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I usually buy things without my parent's permission, but only small, cheap things. Stuff that they don't really care about, such as food/candy/etc.

Funny story, I went to Universal Studios Orlando just last week and I spent $230 out of a total of $400 on Harry Potter souvenirs alone without my parents' permission, lol. Gotta have a wand, scarf, robe, etc. They didn't care too much, though. It's the price of being a wizard.
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Old April 5th, 2013 (03:27 AM).
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Almost everything I buy is without my parent's knowledge so I guess I'm pretty much guilty as much as you are =D
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Old April 5th, 2013 (08:05 PM).
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Well, my parents think I'm consistently broke (which is true more often than not) so yes, I have. Mostly clothes and stuff like that, stuff you can't exactly hide. Obviously I ended up wearing the clothes some time soon and my parents would ask "where did you get that?" I'd just say that I had it all the time, and they'd believe me.
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Old April 6th, 2013 (04:36 AM).
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I never buy anything without my parents permission. I'm like the kid who always does what my parents tell me.
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Old April 10th, 2013 (03:21 AM).
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My parents don't generally care what I buy, but even then they generally get angry if they see something new and I haven't told them about it yet.
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Old April 10th, 2013 (03:27 AM).
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Pretty much every Pokémon plushie I have ever bought I get questioned about.

"But mum, they're so cuddly."
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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:26 PM).
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DVDs. I don't know why, but I never liked it whenever I came back from shopping and my parents asked what I'd bought. So I'd normally just not tell them when I lived with them. They wouldn't have cared, but I'd have had to explain that "oh, it's just a French black-and-white musical" or "it's got subtitles" and it just saved the awkwardness really. Apart from that, nothing much, really.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (06:32 AM).
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There was this TV show called Hex that was around when I was a teenager. It was a British show and 100% freaking awesome, but my mother saw an ad for it and didn't want me watching it because it looked too grown up or whatever. So I went out and bought the Season 2 DVD (I already had Season 1) without her knowing. I also bought a big book (Wizardology, I believe) so that I could hide it in the bag behind that, take it to my room and Mum would never know.

I watched it in secret when she wasn't home and then finally when I was old enough I just put it in my DVD case with the rest of my DVDs and didn't care whether she knew I had it or not
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