Would you like to be surprised with your dream car from SO?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d be pissed, but that’s me. There are just a few things that I am determined to buy myself for myself. I have a small account put aside that is for my dream Hermes bag, if dh showed up with it he’d be ducking a frying pan. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If my FI bought it for me, then he would know exactly what I wanted, so I would be so happy. But only if I knew we could afford it…since our money is shared.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@BM-is-a-TERRIBLE-acronym:  I would be over the moon! I do see your point about working hard for something for yourself, but that would make me even more happy! Now I don’t have to spend my savings!! I can spend it on a new dream!

I would also be really happy that SO had worked hard to save up and give me something he knew I really wanted.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That sounds like an AMAZING surprise!

I wouldn’t want my dream car right now, since there’s not really room for a carseat in a VW Bug! But if DH surprised me with one when our last child went off to college, I would be THRILLED!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

As long as he knew exactly what I wanted, I would be ecstatic! Then, I would probably spend a good chunk of what i had saved up on him =)

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If he knew EXACTLY what I wanted and knew I was willing to buy it, and surprised me with it, I’d be happy about it. I make no distinction between my money or his money and whos saving for what.  My only concern is that I’m picky and cheap.  So I may SAY I want something, but not really be willing to spend on it.  If it’s something very expensive (like a Hermes bag) and I didn’t really want to spend that money even though i say I want it… I’d be upset.  Or if he surprised me iwth something unreturnable like a car, and it wasnt EXACTLY what i wanted, Id’ be upset he made such a big purchase with out me.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Id be super pissed. Unless her dream car is a 1987 Mazda, that is too much money to spend on a gift.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

I would love it! In fact, that’s what I did for my FH!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BM-is-a-TERRIBLE-acronym:  I would be mad but only if we couldn’t afford it 🙂

If we could get the car and it was EVERYTHING I wanted without breaking the bank then yes, I would be SO happy! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Uh, that sounds like an awesome surprise and I would potentially die from shock and happiness.. But considering my dream car can be like 100-300k, I kinda doubt it’ll happen.

Mostly because we’re on the same page about spending money. I wouldn’t spend more than 50k on anything that wasn’t an investment, business, or downpayment on a house. I am never going to be one of those people who spends money friviously when children are on this earth starving and animals are being put down in shelters every day. But I’m not going to judge how someone else spends their money. 

Post # 14
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1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If my husband surprised me with a brand new car while I had been saving for it, I would over the moon! I could start using that money I’d been saving for something else, like a deposit on a house or savings in case of emergency. I wouldn’t be at all pissed about it.

I asked my husband and the only way he would be pissed would be if I’d bought it brand new and someone else drove it home to him. He’d want to be the first person to drive it LOL.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t much like surprises and I don’t like my DH spending a big chunk of money without my knowledge, so I wouldn’t like it.

But I’m also the kind of person who would never have a “dream car” that I’m saving up for, so I’ll bet I’m pretty different than your friend.

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