(Closed) should I tell her it is broken?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I let her know the gift arrived broken?
    yes : (72 votes)
    89 %
    no : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 17
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Was it mailed directly from a store?  They might be able to take care of it for you.  If she clearly purchased it and sent it herself, then I would tell her.  No shame in that!

    Post # 19
    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Most shipping companies (UPS/FedEx) will not let you make insurance claims toward shipments that arrive broken unless they packaged it themselves. I’ve been through this several times. It’s how they get away with overcharging you so much to pack your box for you at the UPS Store/FedEX Kinkos. 

    Post # 20
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say yes tell her because I personally would want to know if something showed up broken.  Nobody wants to give someone a broken gift and it’s not your fault or hers that it came that way.  Maybe she had insurance on it?

    Post # 21
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes, I would say she has more ability to fix the problem…however, because she shipped it versus the store, they likely won’t be able to do anything about it…

    Post # 22
    1100 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would definitely let her know, bc if I were the gift sender I would want to know!

    Post # 23
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wouldn’t tell her.  I hightly doubt that she insured it and you have to report that right away anyhow.  I don’t see how, considering she packaged it herself, telling her would help.  I would probably just reframe it and if she ever asked about it on your wall I would just tell her the truth- the frame got smashed in shipping.  She will still probably feel bad at that point, but won’t feel obligated to get you a new one.  I don’t think it is worth telling her.  Just get a frame.

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