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  1. pkshooter

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  2. Larrysümmers

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    sucks to suck
     
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    take up basketball
     
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    he replaces it.
     
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    It has been missing since the beginning of summer. He says he's gonna replace it... Should I feel pissed or stay patient and trust him.
     
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    oh yeah, ill get it next week.
    oh yeah, next week man
    yeah, sorry, next week i swear.
     
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    ^ thanks 10 char
     
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    Looks like you will have to take up handball.
     
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    Find a way to make the bastage pay for it.

    I had a team mate that was considering buying a racquet of mine. Dillweed played a couple of tournaments and an entire season with it without paying for it. He kept brushing me off with the typical "I'll get you the money next week" story. I finally picked it up off the bench just before one of his (non-team) matches and said "If you're not going to pay me for it, I guess I'll take it back. I have someone else interested in it." He couldn't get the money out of his pocket fast enough.
     
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    Find a new friend.
     
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    a guy "borrowed" a racquet of mine a few years ago, said "can I hit with that?", then said he really liked it and would buy it from me. Never got the racquet back, or any money. He is no longer a friend.
     
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    Worse...I lost a guitar like that. A buddy borrowed it, then joined the navy. Never saw either of them again.
     
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    Man, that's a pretty drastic way to bag a guitar...:shock:
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RYvO2X0Oo

    I look at the world and I notice it's turning
    While my guitar gently weeps
    With every mistake we must surely be learning
    Still my guitar gently weeps
     
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    to take a tennis racket over friendship.......theres no friendship to begin with
     
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    .....and now there's no tennis racquet either. !!!crap!!!!
     
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    Its not about the racket. Its about the dishonest way this person chose to deal with you. Its very rarely about the item more the oh if I cant trust you with something so small like a racket than how can I ever believe you again.
     
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    Unless the person is known to be very reliable, don't lend them anything.

    In the OP's case, he lost the racket and the friend. But, I think he is only a kid so his naivete is understandable.

    PKshooter, you are not getting compensated for the racket by this kid. Have your dad call his dad, or go talk to his dad on your own and explain the situation and let him know what the racket is worth (a used one in comparable condition) and ask for the money. The kid is going to jerk you around forever, go to the parents.
     
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    That sucks, so everyone here believes there's no happy ending? Okay I guess I'll get parents involved, but yknow it's kinda ... Would putting this off any longer hurt the situation?
     
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    Your friend is addicted to Crack. He sold the racket to support his habit. His teeth will be falling out soon.
     
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    What model racket did you lose. What condition was it in?
     
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    Solinco pro 10 9/10 I only used it for like a week
     
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    immediately de-friend them on lamebook?
     
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    In that case, I would price out what a new one costs from TW delivered to you (with any applicable CA sales tax), print it out and hand it to the kid's dad or mom and tell them that you expect them to make this right since little Bobby lost your racket. Should be about $200.
     
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    ^ I don't know his parents, and it'd be weird to go over there and just screw him and leave. Really in making this thread i was hoping for alot of happy ending solutions, is unfreinding unavoidable.
     
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    That just sounds a bit wrong...

    Seriously-- whatever you do, don't make any friendship or relationship decisions based on advice from this site. Nobody here knows you or your friend. Nobody knows how much the racquet or the friendship means to you, and nobody knows how likely your friend actually is to replace the racquet.

    Just make up your own mind!
     
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    The OP is about 15. We know this from his epic Woodie thread in the Classic Racket Section. :)

    PK, if you don' t feel comfortable doing what I suggested maybe your mom or dad could call his parents. I doubt your friend has $200 laying around to buy you a new racket. Your best bet is to go through the parents. It may be a lost cause regardless but if his parents are good people, they should get you a replacement racket of your choosing.

    And don't lend your stuff out again to irresponsible people. It never ends well.
     
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    How far were you into your next match when you noticed it was missing?:twisted:

    For the record, make him pay for it.
     
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    I'll take it up with his coach because he's the one who suggested i give it to him (friend) to give it to the coach who would string it for me.
     
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    I wouldn't think the coach would be too interested in getting of the middle of this issue.

    I'd say it's "ultimatum time." Take the previous advice of printing off racket info and price from TW, give a copy to your 'friend' and clearly state that if you don't see cash or proof of order by _____ (Friday?) it goes to his parents with the whole sad story.

    If he still weasels, you can still decide to just drop it (and him) if you really don't want to push it.
     
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    Nooooo, that just seems too...logical. Nope, not the answer! :twisted:
     
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    One post is an accident, but I am starting to notice a trend :twisted:
     
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  33. Fearsome Forehand

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    He also mentioned a happy ending.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=429435

    ^This is the thread in question. You can't make this stuff up. :)

    PK, the other kid is not going to compensate you. Either have your mom and dad handle it, or do what I suggested earlier. If his dad is a stand up guy, he will compensate you.

    Again, don't lend stuff to irresponsible people. No good deed goes unpunished. For all you know, he didn't lose the racket but decided to keep it and simply tell you he lost it hoping you would let the matter go. He could have sold it to someone else. Who knows? Even if he lost it, he should compensate you.
     
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    my parents are just laugh every time i mention this, and when i press on they just get angry. So I have to take care of it, i'm talking to his coach about it because i kinda know him. If nothing happens soon then i guess i'm gonna have to go to his parents... I hope something happens...
     
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    Coming back from the dead sorry
     
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